Jahnavi with her sister, wearing traditional Japanese kimonos.

On Being a Third Culture Kid

Jahnavi Kumar, Reporter January 22, 2021

Growing up Indian in a country like Japan has made me appreciate being Indian. Think about that. And let me explain while you ponder.  I was born in Japan and have lived here for 14 years now. I thought...

Ten students from IISJ Tokyo and 2 from IISJ Yokohama take part in the Robotics Workshop.

IISJ Participates in Online Robotics Exchange Program

Manasvi Bardia and Pal Singwala January 22, 2021

IISJ students were challenged to come up with robotic solutions to everyday problems during a 3-day online robotics exchange program. The program was sponsored by Saitama University and also featured student...

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ChitChat: Japan Sinks 2020

Aditya Sundar and Dharshini Bharathi January 22, 2021

In this issue of ChitChat, Dharshini and Aditya discuss the Japan Netflix anime series Japan Sinks 2020. The series follows a family as it tries to survive a massive earthquake that rattles the entire...

IISJ Teaching Staff Additions

IISJ Teaching Staff Additions

Priya Mukkundi and Sahana Vijay January 22, 2021

While this academic year has been a tumultuous one, two new staff additions have helped students navigate these tough times. Today, we are interviewing Mr. Raph Lobo, High School English teacher, and Mr....

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Movie Review: Kimetsu No Yaiba: Mugen Ressha

Lucy Lin January 20, 2021

Editor’s Note: The reviewer watched this movie at a theater that strictly followed COVID-19 safety precautions. However, Hibiki advises readers to wait for the movie to be released on online streaming...

Hasta La Vista, COVID-19?

Hasta La Vista, COVID-19?

Darshan Shivakumar and Aditya Sundar January 20, 2021

The need of the hour is a vaccine against COVID-19 and the million-dollar question is, “When will it arrive in Japan?” According to the Mainichi News, over 3000 people are getting infected every day...

Get Bored to Stimulate Your Creativity

Get Bored to Stimulate Your Creativity

Abhiram Oggu January 20, 2021

Nowadays, everything is made to grab your attention - social media, advertising, games - which makes it incredibly hard to focus on one thing at a time. But as the saying goes, “If you pay enough attention,...

Ace Your Boards - Yes, It Can be Done!

Ace Your Boards – Yes, It Can be Done!

Arpit Chopra January 20, 2021

As a CBSE student, you’ve been prepping to take the 10th and 12th grade Board Exams since you entered high school. But two months before the tests, you realize you’re not sure how to study for the...

The IISJ Earth and Welfare Club at work.

New Clubs Debut at IISJ Despite Pandemic

Gunjan Srivastava, Editor January 20, 2021

Undeterred by the virus, students at IISJ managed to debut a handful of clubs that will continue into the new year. Each club meets online for now.    Vitalis (Biology Club), Grades 8-12, Fridays,...

STEM Projects Capture Imagination of Students

STEM Projects Capture Imagination of Students

7th and 8th graders will get the chance next with Lego Robotics Kits, but classes will be in person only.
October 28, 2020

Tokyo and Yokohama 3rd and 6th graders spent a few weeks testing a pilot STEM class. And the verdict is unanimous: fabulous. The two classes were treated to projects that ranged from coding your own washing...

Book Review: The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

Book Review: The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

Manasvi Bardia, Reporter October 27, 2020

The Hate U Give is the story of Starr Carter and the aftermath of a life-changing experience. Her whole world is turned upside down when she witnesses the death of her friend, Khalil Harris, at the hands...

Thanks, COVID: Senior Year is Unchartered Territory

Thanks, COVID: Senior Year is Unchartered Territory

Gunjan Srivastava, Editor October 25, 2020

I'm a senior at IISJ. What should have been a fun year - bonding with friends, stressing over college apps together, sharing notes for boards, planning year-end activities for the group - has come to a...

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