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Mr Yamashita Kazunori, the station master at Nishi Ojima station.

Train Travel: Keeping Students Safe

Mahati Reddy February 14, 2022

Taking the train is the most common way of travel for IISJ students. Trains are convenient, punctual, and connect to almost every corner of the country. But the attack on the Keio Line has many questioning...

Happy New Year! A Look Back at 2021

Happy New Year! A Look Back at 2021

Manasvi Bardia February 13, 2022

The advent of the new year brings hope for new beginnings as well as nostalgia for the year that just passed. Unpredictable, unprecedented - words fail to describe what we went through in 2021. At the...

StuCo Food Drive for Children’s Cafeterias: Huge Success!

StuCo Food Drive for Children’s Cafeterias: Huge Success!

Ishitaa Nayyar, Reporter February 13, 2022

IISJ closed the year-end holiday season with a successful Food Drive benefitting kodomo shokudo, or children’s cafeterias, that feed Japanese children, many below the poverty line. With all grades in...

Guide to a Smooth College Application Process

Guide to a Smooth College Application Process

Arpit Chopra February 13, 2022

Applying to college is one of the most stressful times for a high school Senior. While daunting, all students have to go through it to earn the opportunity to prove their potential. Hibiki talked to the...

Thoughts on Princess Mako Leaving the Imperial Family

Thoughts on Princess Mako Leaving the Imperial Family

Mia Hoshino February 13, 2022

Bowing to Imperial Household Law, Japan’s former Princess Mako Komura left the Imperial Family to marry her commoner boyfriend. While it’s not the first time it happened, it makes me sad to see it...

COVID Fundraiser Elicits Grateful Letter from Students in India

COVID Fundraiser Elicits Grateful Letter from Students in India

Ishitaa Nayyar, Reporter November 3, 2021

An IISJ School-wide fundraiser for COVID relief raised ¥310,000 last year. The money was donated to an NGO in India where the money was used to support the education of children whose lives had been disrupted...

Paper recycling box set up in the classrooms

Going Green: What Can YOU Do?

Mahati Reddy, Reporter November 3, 2021

Climate change has been affecting us for a long time and it's evolved into a global crisis endangering every living organism. While it may seem that there is not much we can do as students to stem the...

ChitChat: Choosing Your Stream in High School

ChitChat: Choosing Your Stream in High School

Ishitaa Nayyar, Reporter November 3, 2021

Editor's Note: In this issue of ChitChat, Juniors Seher Nijhawan and Arya KJ discuss the different streams in Grade 11 and the changes they experienced going from Grade 10 to Grade 11. Seher chose Economics,...

Currently used as a parking lot, the new campus will feature a 5-story building with 80 classrooms, along with a science lab, library, and a cafeteria.

Plans for New Campus Move Full Steam Ahead

Sneha Vanmali, Reporter November 3, 2021

After years of search, IISJ will finally be breaking ground on its very own campus. "It is very exciting as well as challenging since now the School will double in size of the current School," said IISJ...

Aarav Tiwari and Nahush Sachin Pethe (11B) play basketball in the gym after School.

Afterschool Clubs to Add to Your Extracurriculars

Sahana Vijay, Reporter November 3, 2021

After-School clubs are alive and well at IISJ. Here are just a few to entice you!  Running Club (7:00AM, Saturdays), 7th Grade and Up The Running Club started as a way to get home-bound students...

Disregard for COVID Protocols Put IISJ Students at Unnecessary Risk

Disregard for COVID Protocols Put IISJ Students at Unnecessary Risk

Mia Hoshino, Reporter November 3, 2021

For the past two years, IISJ, along with the rest of the world, has been trying to adjust to the pandemic. Despite constant reminders from teachers and other adults, some students still find it difficult...

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Groundhog Day: Living the Same Reality Every Day

Manasvi Bardia, Editor November 3, 2021

Thanks to the pandemic, do you feel like you’re living in a time loop where every day is the same? Get up, go online, eat, sleep, and then do it all over again the next day? Well, that’s the premise...

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