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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....

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,...

Gap Year: Yay or Nay?

Gap Year: Yay or Nay?

Lucy Lin, Reporter October 25, 2020

Maybe you’re in high school and are wondering if you should take a gap year after you graduate from IISJ. Wikipedia defines a gap year as a “year-long break before or after college/university during...

Innovations and Inventions Continue Despite Pandemic

Innovations and Inventions Continue Despite Pandemic

Priya Mukkundi, Reporter October 24, 2020

As the doom-and-gloom of the pandemic seems to have no end in sight, it’s good to spend a few minutes and remind ourselves of the positive that is happening all around us. Life does not stop with the...

Teachers Adapt to Online Classes at IISJ

Teachers Adapt to Online Classes at IISJ

Empowers Quiet Students to Speak Up
Priya Mukkundi and Dharani Baskaran June 26, 2020

As the pandemic continues, how effective are online classes? While convenient for IISJ students, faculty may not feel the same. However, with time and experience, IISJ teachers have adapted and embraced...

Maniaryal Chandra moved to Japan to live his dream of owning a restaurant.

Economic Crisis Hits Restaurants

Restaurant Falls Victim to Virus
Lucy Lin, Reporter June 12, 2020

Maniaryal Chandra moved from Nepal with his wife and young child to Japan to live his dream of running his own restaurant. Twelve years later, he saw his hard work bear fruit. Then the virus hit.  “Now,...

Tips for Looking Good During Zoom Classes

Tips for Looking Good During Zoom Classes

Anika Radhakrishnan, Reporter May 15, 2020

Going to the mirror, fixing your hair, and trying to look like you didn't just wake up is every student’s nightmare. Now that IISJ classes are online and students are expected to have their video turned...

JouAn Anne Chen is a counselor at Tokyo Mental Health

State of Emergency: Time to Break Bad Habits?

Abhiram Oggu, Reporter May 15, 2020

What does the state of emergency present to you? A chance to surf the net? Recklessly procrastinate? Or an opportunity to break such bad habits for good? With ample time on everyone’s hands, counselors...

Podcasts for Your Listening Pleasure

Podcasts for Your Listening Pleasure

Samran Shahid, Reporter May 15, 2020

In a world where video rules, podcasts expand our ability to imagine and visualize. Podcasts on almost any topic - politics to cooking - can be found on the airwaves. Hibiki listened to some good - and...

Interview: Senior Subramanian Meyyappan

Interview: Senior Subramanian Meyyappan

His Experiences of Being in India During the Virus Lockdown
Darshan Shivakumar, Reporter April 23, 2020

Senior Subramanian “Subbu” Meyyappan escaped to India with his family last month to get away from the coronavirus pandemic in Japan. He is currently in Coimbatore, holed up with his parents. More than...

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