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...

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...

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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Movie Review: Jungle Cruise Is No Ordinary Cruise

Arpit Chopra, Reporter November 3, 2021

If you need a break from the monotony of the pandemic, watch Jungle Cruise. It’s the 3D adventure of a lifetime as an all-star cast journey to the depths of the Amazon in search of the elusive “Tree...

Surrounded by my many IISJ friends!

Being Japanese in an Indian School

Mia Hoshino, Hibiki Reporter June 25, 2021

Every human wants to belong - whether it’s to a sports team, a club, a religious group, or in my case, a School. Little did I know that I would get to feel that sense of belonging from an environment...

Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini

Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini

Manasvi Bardia, Editor June 25, 2021

Centered in war-torn Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns is the heart-wrenching tale of Mariam and Laila as they face the daunting and unprecedented circumstances of war and female oppression.   Mariam...

Manasvi Bardia: “Being isolated from others for most of this year taught me that my real competition is with myself and not with others.”

The Peculiar “Pan-ademic” Calendar

Manasvi Bardia, Editor May 6, 2021

The academic calendar this year is far from conventional. Like everything else, we adjusted to the new normal. As everyone altered their lifestyles, students accommodated the pandemic into their plans....

Abhiram Oggu and Pal Singwala both made a successful transition to the Tokyo Campus from Yokohama. They talk about their experiences.

ChitChat: Yokohama to Tokyo, More Than Just Changing Campuses

Pal Singwala and Abhiram Oggu May 6, 2021

IISJ Yokohama students transfer to the Tokyo campus once they are 11th Graders. Bigger School, more students, different teachers  - the experience can be overwhelming. Or not? In this edition of ChitChat,...

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...

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