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Update from the Board of Directors on the Ropes & Gray Report:

June 24, 2017 Child Safeguarding Update
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



Winterfest took over the Chofu campus this past Saturday, and alumni joined parents, students and friends of the community for a fun-filled, festive day at ASIJ! Alumni shopped the international bazzar, ate delicacies from all over the world, participated in tea cermonies, watched student performances and reconnected with fellow former classmates. The ASIJ Alumni Council organized their own booth as well as the annual alumni group photo in front of the gate.

Andrew Deck '13 published an article "Touching From A Distance" in Metropolis Magazine on the workers of Fukushima Daiichi. The piece was five months in the making after Andrew toured the power plant and visited some of the towns bordering the exclusion zone. Each day 5,000 people come to work at Fukushima Daiichi and they are now seven years into a decommissioning project that will likely span their lifetimes. If you're in Tokyo, Andrew suggests picking up the print issue to read the second feature on a cattle rancher and activist who ran for mayor of Namie, a town still largely displaced by the nuclear disaster. Read more on the workers of Fukushima Daiichi here.

Elisabeth Evans '09 married Benjamin Milbank on October 27 in New York City. Several ASIJ community members traveled from all over to attend the celebration. Pictured: Benjamin Milbank, Elisabeth Evans '09, Mary Margaret Mallat (AP '98-13), Jere Miller (AP '97, '99-00, '01-12), Lisa Evans (AP '07-11) Bethany Hunsaker, Michael Deck '10, Brianna Bailey, Bruce Miller (AP '97, '99-00, '01-12), Morgan Hunsaker '11, David Deck (AP '98-13) Brady Miller '10. Not pictured: Erica Evans '11, Alicia Shumway '08


This month six alumni visited the Chofu campus from all over the world. Those who made the trip back to campus were: Deb Roth '79, Deb Meyer Luekens '70, Naomi Meyer Woodward '69, Mary Schmelzeis Houts '84, Scott (Soohark) Chung '08 and Yaron Rosen '85. If you would like to schedule a visit to ASIJ, please contact Claire Lonergan in the Office of Advancement,

Pictured above, Deb Roth '79 and her family.

A small group from the class of 1993 got together in Tokyo for an evening to celebrate their class year with a “mini” 25th reunion. The group was not as big as the 20th, but everyone enjoyed catching up! Those who attended were, Shinta Kano '93, Jesper Edman '93, Mirai Yamamoto Iwaki '93, Lalaka Ogawa Fukuma '93, Lyena Nomura Yonekura '93, Riki Hudachek '93 and Mayumi-Kathi Nakayama '93. Find photo here.

In Memoriam

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

Dorothy Elizabeth Clark (AP '65-'81) passed away peacefully on November 16 surrounded by her daughters and family. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Gene A. Clark, and by her son, Dr David R Clark '77, and she is survived by her children Mimi Gilbert '77, Barbie Clark '78, Magi David '81 and Anna Clark '88.

William Curtis '54 passed away on October 21, 2018 at the age of 82. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Helen Neuer Curtis, William Edward Curtis Jr and Alice Dale Curtis. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 53 years, Greta Curtis, his four children, Michelle Curtis-Johnstone, Kathy Scherer, Stephanie Spar, and David Curtis, and his twelve grand children.

Gabriel Ireton '57 passed away on August 15, 2018. Gabe attended ASIJ from 1955 - 1957. He was fundamental in collecting the stories of other Meguro-era alums compiled in ASIJ Memories: The Meguro Years.

Roger Matthews (AP '72-80) passed away in October of 2018.

Nina Neve '71 passed away on November 11, 2018. She was memorialized at Messiah Lutheran in Alexandria, VA, on Sunday November 18 and then again at First Lutheran in Blair, NE, on December 2.



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