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Greet & Meet Luncheon

Thank you to the families that joined us for our “Meet and Greet Luncheon”. We exchanged our experiences, laughters, and contact info over lunch.

The families expressed interest in having another one, so keep tuned for the next luncheon!


The Choose Japan College Fair

A-JIS has hosted the Choose Japan College Fair on February, 23th (13:00 to 17:00).

Top global Japanese universities, a selection of overseas colleges and vocational schools participated in the event. More than 150 guests came to the fair to walk through the wide selection of college information stands, collect information and talk with their representatives.

A-JIS students and families were encouraged to participated to attend the fair. This was a great opportunity for our students to learn about post-secondary international education choices within Japan and also overseas.


Trip to the Museum of Modern Art


How can we express more with less? Gr 9 & 10 have been inquiring about the artistic conventions in Zen and Minimalist art and to offer them opportunities to learn outside the school, the art department has organized a visit to The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo who is presenting The Joy of Life, a retrospective of Kumagai Morikazu’s artwork.


During the visit, students had the opportunity to appreciate Kumagai Morikazu journey as an artist. They collected relevant information to complete a short essay about how Morikazu was influenced by Modern art and developed a very minimalistic style.


Greet & Meet Luncheon

We will be holding a greet and meet luncheon for families who are new to Tokyo and/or families who have not lived in Tokyo for a long time. The purpose of the luncheon is firstly to get to know each other, and to exchange information relevant to foreigners living in Tokyo.



We welcome all A-JIS new families, as well as our current families to join us on this day!


Please RSVP from below, by February 19, 2018.
Please kindly visit the page even though you will not be able to join us.


Date: February 27, 2018

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Place: A-JIS Hikarigaoka Campus Rm. 111A

Language: English


This event will be free of charge.

Meet Mr. Takamizawa, our School’s EAL Teacher and Middle School Counsellor

“You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.” Viktor E. Frankl


“The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain


Where are you from and how long have you been living in Japan?

I’m from Tokyo, Japan, and that is where I have always been living except the time I studied and taught abroad.


What did you study, why, and what did you like the most?

Without “The Beatles,” I probably would not have learned English or how to play the guitar. And without huge obstacles to overcome in my life, I would not have become a teacher or a counselor.


How long have you been teaching or working in Education?
What are the achievements you are most proud of?

Although I have been teaching for 28 years in Japan and abroad, I was one of the worst students in high school. I am not proud of the way I was back then, but I AM proud of myself for making a positive difference in my life.


What do you like most about teaching or working in Education?

Education certainly has a huge impact on all of us in various ways. I’m excited to help young learners realize that learning is an eternal gift they can never get tired of.


What are your roles here at A-JIS?

I teach MYP EAL, and I counsel MYP and DP students. Also, I am one of the core team teachers of Grade 9.


What do you do for fun?

I love playing the guitar, riding a motorbike, going for a drive, and creating stories.


Do you have any special sayings or expressions? Can you share them with us?

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to DANCE in the rain.


Is there something interesting about yourself you would like to share?

I sometimes have to pretend that I am a foreigner here in my home country, not because I personally enjoy tricking people, but because they just believe that I am from another country. When I find myself in a situation where they try very hard to communicate with me in English, what can I do other than acting as a foreigner for them?