Alumni

Our alumni help us maintain the tradition of excellence at A-JIS.

No matter how long you were at A-JIS or how much time has passed since you walked the school halls, we warmly welcome you as a lifelong member of the A-JIS family and alumni community.

We are very pleased that you wish to stay connected with us. We hope that you will find the alumni portal more informative for receiving news of the school and special announcements of upcoming alumni events, as well as for staying in touch with the people who made your stay at A-JIS memorable.

We need your help in building this site into an important resource for information as well as an active exchange of news from all of our former students and colleagues. We would truly appreciate your assistance in helping us fill our pages with announcements, events, and stories to share with our entire school community. In addition, we hope that you will post notes and update your personal profile so that we can invite you to alumni gatherings and special school events on- and off-campus.

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Interviews from graduates

Momoko & Marisa

Alumni Momoko (University of East London) and Marisa (University of Hawaii) shared their memories with us!

What is the most useful skill you learned or developed in A-JIS?
Marisa: There is a lot, but A-JIS was fun and we had freedom to make something for ourselves. My major is art right now, so I’m still working on that. And language, of course; I think a good thing about A-JIS is studying not only English [but] that they are concentrated in…

Riona & Yoshiaki

Alumni Riona (Vancouver Island University) and Yoshiaki (National Defense Academy) shared their memories with us!

What is the most useful skill you learned or developed in A-JIS?
Communication skills and social skills. When I first came to Aoba I was shy and I couldn’t talk to everyone. But they were very friendly and then, as we got comfortable to talk to each other…

Karen & Natsuki

Alumni Karen & Natsuki shared their memories with us!

What are your best memories from A-JIS?
Natsuki: 
Spending time with friends was a lot of fun. In sixth grade, I really got close to my classmates. School trips with friends created bonds. I still keep in touch with my friends from Aoba, which is great. When I was in Aoba, it was so fun to play basketball or other many activities with all my friends.

Vincent

Alumnus Vincent (Class of 2017) shared his memories with us!

How did A-JIS influence you in your personal growth?
I think I learned to choose a thing that you can do. You can choose to go to art classes or do some sound classes, and both are creative things so I had lots of fun in those classes. Also I didn’t communicate much with other people, when I was in sixth grade, but now I can communicate with most people, even if I don’t know who they are.

Haruki

Alumnus Haruki shared his memories with us!

What are the advantages of studying at A-JIS?
When I was at Aoba, back at Suginami campus, the school itself was really small, and the number of students and number of faculty was really small too. It made the entire environment really up-close, and a really tight-knit community. That made it easy to get to know teachers…

Neiju and Yuki

There’s no better way to celebrate being a Jaguar than returning to campus! Alumni Neiju and Yuki shared their memories with us!

What are your best memories from A-JIS?
Neiju:
 I think my favorite memory is after-school activity. I did jazz band club and aikido. It was a small group but then I got to know more people. It was once a week, but I enjoyed it a lot because I had some opportunity to perform outside, like at spring carnival and I also went to CJIS to perform and it was a lot of fun.

Alumni

There’s no better way to celebrate being a Jaguar than returning to campus! A group of 10 alumni recently visited Hikarigaoka campus and shared their memories with us!

What kind of school is A-JIS?
Natsuki: Aoba was always fun to go to; I liked seeing friends and I enjoyed going to school, not just trying to study aspects of school, so it was very fun.
Momoko: Relationships between teachers are really close. We graduated at the same time but we are still hanging out every year, and keeping in touch. I think many teachers remember each student.

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