Hikarigaoka Campus (Administration)

Our Administration: our Navigators

Our administration at Aoba comes from a variety of educational leadership backgrounds from around the world. They all bring with them years of experience in IB methodology and pedagogy, international education and socially responsibly educational research and development. All are highly qualified in their areas of expertise. Each member of the administration brings with him or her the experience of having led institutions both in their home countries and within Japan.

Kimura, Ae

Director of Admission, Marketing, and Communications

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” —Albert Camus

Saito, Mayu

Business Manager

“There are no facts, only interpretations” —Friedrich Nietzsche

Stahl, Chasen

Director of Innovation

“There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the heck is water?” —David Foster Wallace

Dhuez, Nico

Athletics Director, Soccer Headcoach

“You can't fake passion.” —Barbara Corcoran

Hashimoto, Belinda

Admissions Officer

Takimoto, Sayaka

Group Marketing Division

"The boughs that bear most hang lowest." 「実るほど頭を垂れる稲穂かな」—Unknown

Pedersen, Julian

Marketing & Design Coordinator

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."—Maya Angelou

Maruyama, Eri

Transportation Coordinator

We are accepting applications for 2022-2023