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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

The relaunch issue of The Ambassador is officially off to print and set to be shipped to all ASIJ community members in May. Check out How do you Make Magazine? for a sneak-peak into the production process for The Ambassador. (read more)

On May 26, 2017, Kiyomi Powell '13 will graduate from the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Oceanography. She will accept a commission in the United States Navy as an Ensign, and has been selected to attend Naval Flight School in Pensacola, Florida where she will train as a Naval Pilot.

Alexandra Truitt '74,  daughter of noted American journalist James Truitt and artist Anne Truitt, will join art historian James Meyer at the Dia:Beacon in New York to discuss her mother's work and legacy. The presentations comes after The Dia Art Foundation acquired six  of Anne Truitt's works, which will be part of a new, long-term installation at Dia:Beacon. (read more)

Frederik Schodt '68 visited Tokyo in February to talk with the Japan Foundation's Tokyo office about his translation of a 900-plus-page biography of artist Tezuka Osamu. The biography, which is in the style of a manga, covers the life and work of the artist known for animation such as Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion. The feature was written by Peter Durfee '88. (read more)

Nathan Baker '04 received the Asia Pacific Excellence Award for Content Marketing for two campaigns he recently ran for Acer. He developed #SpinMeToLife and #DareToBeSwift campaigns to coincide with the launch of two new laptops (Spin and Swift).  (read more)

Koji Nitta '18 and 19 of his fellow students from the International School of Geneva, have been working with Pearson College on their humanitarian project, Kule—a non profit organization. They intend to go to Kenya and contribute in humanitarian projects, namely to build classrooms so children don't have to walk over 10 km a day to reach a source of education. They also intend to help at a local orphanage.  (read more)

Matt Smith (FF '10-'12) released his new book, There's Plenty of Emmas in the World on April 3, 2017. His book features true stories of marriage, travel and cat ownership and includes over 50 autobiographical comic strips. It follows Matt, his wife and their two cats as they leave Kuwait, spend the summer in Scotland and move to Victoria, Canada. (Matt's website)

Two generations of ASIJ alumni got together in Los Angles over the spring break. David Ito ’77, Mayumi Nakayama ’93, Erica Nakayama-Cooper ’14 and Tiffany Ito Saito ’01 all visited David’s residence to catch-up.

Myrna Sanner (FF '80-'81, AP '78-'81), released a new book called Education That Matters: How Moral Principles, Literacy, and Patriotism Will Save Public Schools with Westbow Press. The book outlines Myrna's perspective on the American pubic educational system and her thoughts on how to improve on its current state.


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