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A Gift to ASIJ

Our community’s support is critical in strengthening ASIJ's mission of fostering a community of inquisitive learners and independent thinkers, inspired to be their best selves, empowered to make a difference.

Whether you are considering a gift to our annual fund, which has an immediate impact, or an endowment gift that supports the future financial health of our school, your contribution to ASIJ makes a difference.

Annual Giving

Similar to independent schools in the US, tuition at ASIJ does not fully cover the cost of educating each student. Tuition and fees cover approximately 93% of the actual costs.

Gifts to the ASIJ Fund help us bridge this gap, and continue enhancing the exceptional programs that make an ASIJ education so special. Each year we ask our whole community to join us in support of this effort.

Annual fund gifts can be designated as either Unrestricted or to The Strength & Courage Award. Unrestricted gifts allow the school to designate your gift where the need is greatest.

The Strength & Courage Award recognizes an ASIJ student who has displayed extraordinary courage and personal strength. The award is one million yen towards the future higher education of the recipient which is given annually. Learn more on how to give here. 


As ASIJ plans for the future, building our endowment fund is essential to ensure long term financial security for the school. For more information on making a gift to endowment, please contact the Advancement Office at

I used to give to ASIJ merely for sentimental reasons. As the world appears to be increasingly and unnecessarily divided, I now give because ASIJ is teaching tomorrow's leaders that all cultures have more in common than not.

⁠—Robert Sharp ‘87, Black & Gold League Donor

We support ASIJ because we greatly appreciate the terrific education it has provided our children so far, and because there are still many things that the School can and should achieve as it moves to implement its newly developed strategic vision.

—Dale and Meg Caldwell, Current Parents, 1902 Society Donors

Like the generations of families before us, we give in hopes of positively impacting the quality of education and learning environment for current and future students and ASIJ community. It is with gratitude to others' generosity that our children have been blessed with a school filled with wonderful teachers who respect, recognize and celebrate them for who they are.

—Susan and Theodore Seltzer, Current Parents, 1902 Society Donors

🎁 Gift Clubs

ASIJ's Gift Club program recognizes the support of our most generous and consistent donors. Members who support ASIJ at the Courtyard Circle level and above will be recognized on electronic signage at the ELC and in the Student Courtyard.

Second Century Circle

¥5,000,000* or more

The 1902 Society


Courtyard Circle


The Headmaster’s Circle


The Black and Gold League


The Mustangs Club


*or US equivalent

Triple Decade, Double Decade, Decade Clubs

Members who have given for 30, 20 or 10 consecutive years or more.

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a long-term fundraising option that enables individuals to make larger charitable donations that consider the personal and family needs of the donor. Planned gifts are usually made of assets, rather than current income, and are a tax-effective means of giving to the school. They can range from simple bequests of funds and gifts of stock or property, to making ASIJ the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

ASIJ community members who include ASIJ in their estate plans become members of the Gate Society. 

Please contact the Advancement Office at for more information on making a bequest, or to request guidance on how to include ASIJ in your estate.