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Update from the Board of Directors on the Ropes & Gray Report:
September  3, 2015  Announcement of the Strength & Courage Scholarship Award
July 27, 2015 Update from the Board of Directors
(Japanese translation of Ropes & Gray Report)
June 15, 2015 Update from the Board of Directors
June 5, 2015 Update from the Board of Directors




Alumni Updates

Photo by Samantha Appleton

Joi Ito '84 recently helped contribute to the upcoming November issue of Wired with guest-editor, President Barack Obama. He had the opportunity to discuss artificial intelligence and the future with President Obama and Wired's Editor in Chief, Scott Dadich. (read more)

Meg Ito '14 contributed to Metropolis Magazine on August 16 with her article "Out of the Bubble: Finding an identity in international schools." In her article, Meg details the challenges inherent to moving from an international community to a less internationally diverse environment. She draws from her personal experience as a student in Japan and moving to university in the United States. (read more)

Sean Hikaru Murphy '11 recently completed cancer treatment after eight cycles of chemotherapy, four brain surgeries and two sessions of cranial radiation. He is currently raising money by riding 1000 miles for the global poor and, to date, has collected over $25,000 for his cause. (read more)

Sara Kennedy Merkle '99 and her husband, Ryan, announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Joy, born March 14th. She joins big sister Alexa, age 2.

Lillian McCloy (Alumni Parent) recently published a new memoir called Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant: Undercover & Overwhelmed as a CIA Wife and Mother, an account of Lillian's life as a CIA wife and mother with references to the time when her three kids attended ASIJ. (read more) 

Andrew Harrison '04 recently visited the ASIJ campus with his wife, Amy, and their 9 month old daughter, Heidi. They toured the campus, reconnecting with former teachers and friends. Pictured with Andrew are faculty members Malai Tananone and Jackie Douglass.

Three alumni, Sofia Bosch '16, Kristen Gill '16 and Alex Bosch '16, found each other on the first day of school under the Japanese flag at the University of Southern California!


In Memoriam

We are sad to say our goodbyes to the following community members:

Steve "Stevie" Wallace '66 passed away on August 20, 2016 at his home in Saipan. He recently attended his 50th high school reunion in Tokyo, where he had a chance to reconnect with many of his former classmates. Stevie is survived by his wife, Lorna,  and their children.

Alexander Yusha '42 passed away peacefully on June 2, 2016. A celebration of his life was held on June 25 at his home in Peoria, Oregon. (read more) (The Ambassador: Clone Ranger)

Dorothy Adamson (FF '88-'94) passed away at the age of 88 in her home. Dorothy is survived by her two sons, her daughter and two grandchildren. (read more)

Yasuko Fukada Shorrock (FF '63-'87) died peacefully on June 12, 2016 in the Health Services Center of Pilgrim Place. She was 88. A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 23 at 3 pm in Decker Hall at Pilgrim Place, followed by a reception in the Napier Center. (read more)

Please see the Alumni News Archive for previously listed obituaries.


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