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Gap Year: Yay or Nay?

Gap Year: Yay or Nay?
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
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
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...

Economic Crisis Hits Restaurants

Maniaryal Chandra moved to Japan to live his dream of owning a restaurant.
Restaurant Falls Victim to Virus
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
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...

State of Emergency: Time to Break Bad Habits?

JouAn Anne Chen is a counselor at Tokyo Mental Health
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
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
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...

Free Websites to Keep You Busy During the Lockdown

Free Websites to Keep You Busy During the Lockdown
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...

Corona Quiz: Did You Know?

Corona Quiz: Did You Know?
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
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...

Burger King: IISJ’s New Gathering Spot

Burger King: IISJ’s New Gathering Spot
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...

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