ASIJ Alumni Community
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
Congratulations to Ko Umezaki, class of '86 alumnus and member of the Silk Road Ensemble. Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble recently won a Grammy for best world music album. (read more) (The Ambassador)
Sputniko!, also known as Hiromi Ozaki '04, was interviewed for IDEO for a January 25 feature titled Meet the YouTube Pop Star who Teaches at MIT. The interview covers topic areas such Sputniko!'s interest in speculative design, where she draws inspiration, and even why she's called "Sputniko!" (read more)
The Marymount Univeristy athletics website recently featured Brandon Rogers '15 in an article focused on his childhood in Japan and his journey from ASIJ to playing basketball and studying in Virginia. (read more)
Thomas Takashi Cooke '96 recently opened a new restaurant, called Izakaya Minato, in Portland, Maine. Thomas' Japanese-style restaurant has already received an excellent review in the Portland Press Herald. (read more)
Andrew Brown '04 accepted an Upper Social Studies Teaching position at Colegio Menor in Quito, Ecuador. In an email announcing the exciting news, Andrew says he is "ecstatic to have the opportunity to work at this school" and that the opportunity allows him to avoid the job fairs in "blistering-cold Iowa" next weekend.
Every year, ASIJ is fortunate to have members of the nationally recognized Yamamoto family of professional Kyogen actors teach a group of our high school and middle school students this traditional art of comedy. Their lessons lead up to the annual performance. This year's Kyogen performance will be held on Wednesday, March 15. (read more) (ticket registration)
We are sad to say our goodbyes to the following community members:
Brent Huber (FF '88-'17, AP '88-'05): It is with sorrow that we share the news that ASIJ high school music teacher Brent Huber passed away on February 6 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Brent, came to ASIJ as a teacher in 1988. His wife Susan is a kindergarten teacher at ASIJ. Their son and daughter attended ASIJ. A celebration of live was held in the ASIJ Theater on February 10. A wake and funeral were held at nearby Eifuku Temple. We have lost a dear friend and valued colleague.
Willis Potter '51 passed away on November 18 at his home in Harrington, Maine.
DeLinda Bradford LeMire '64 passed away on January 3, surrounded by her family. She leaves behind Joe, her husband of 50 years, 3 children, her 2 brothers Don-Michael '66 and David '64, and her sister, Dana '71.
David Troyer '55 passed away on the morning of February 6 in San Luis Obispo, CA. He is survived by his son, Rick.
Craig Nelson '72 passed away peacefully among his family on February 22 in Lee, Illinois. He is survived by his wife Barb, two children, brothers David '78 and Bruce '71, and sisters Lynette and Janice. (read more)
Please see the Alumni News Archive for previously listed obituaries.