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Teachers Adapt to Online Classes at IISJ

Teachers Adapt to Online Classes at IISJ

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 this new normal. "It was not easy to adapt to online teaching as I could not feel connected to ...

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 on during the Zoom sessions, the struggle is real. Here are some tips to help you overcome your ...

State of Emergency: Time to Break Bad Habits?

JouAn Anne Chen is a counselor at Tokyo Mental Health

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 say this is the opportune moment to break bad habits.  “A habit is a simple routine we fall into,...

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 some not so good - podcasts to compile this list. Enjoy! (PS: by providing these links, please note ...

Interview: Senior Subramanian Meyyappan

Interview: Senior Subramanian Meyyappan

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 30 days into his escape, Subbu says the lockdown rules in India are a lot more strict than Japan....

Free Websites to Keep You Busy During the Lockdown

Free Websites to Keep You Busy During the Lockdown

Samran Shahid, Reporter

April 23, 2020

A famous basketball coach once said, “Your success will be in direct proportion to how you spend your free time.” Now that COVID-19 has locked us indoors, we should take advantage of this free time and add new skills to our repertoire. Hibiki combined through some good - and some not so good - w...

Corona Quiz: Did You Know?

Corona Quiz: Did You Know?

Gunjan Srivastava, Editor

April 19, 2020

With coronavirus in the air, we’re all caught in a global pandemic. But rumors and exaggerations spread faster than the disease itself.

Keeping True to Your New Year Resolutions

Keeping True to Your New Year Resolutions

Gunjan Srivastava, Editor

March 18, 2020

How is that new year resolution coming along? Have you lost weight? Read more books? Or kept your room clean for more than one day? Whatever your resolution for a better 2020, psychologists say, there are three key ingredients to a successful new year resolution.   Most people find it hard to keep resolutions...

Burger King: IISJ’s New Gathering Spot

Burger King: IISJ’s New Gathering Spot

Lucy Lin, Reporter

March 18, 2020

Next time you are looking for a missing classmate, make sure you check Burger King. In just a few short weeks, the new fast food chain has become a popular local hangout for IISJ students.  “Thirty percent of our customers are students from IISJ,” said Koharu Aoki, who works at Burger King. Th...

Forget Basketball. Chess, Anyone? 

Forget Basketball. Chess, Anyone? 

Abhiram Oggu, Reporter

March 18, 2020

IISJ hosts several opportunities for students to get out of their comfort zone and stretch their imagination and capability. After-school clubs are one such opportunity and they run the gamut from academics to art.   Chess Club, Grades 1-5, Mondays, 3:00pm-4:00pm, ¥3,000/month Chess is not just...

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