I spent the three best years of my life here. Everything was new, fresh, exciting and vibrant. The friends I made here, I made for life and it changed my future. I was never to be the same again.
—Magnus Sandberg ‘02
Our global network of over 7,500 alumni provides a lifelong community offering unique opportunities to connect, network, mentor and socialize—enhancing careers, providing pathways to new experiences and offering deep friendship and support. An ASIJ education transcends time and place that leads to a lifetime of connections. Each year we host community receptions in the United States and Japan in addition to the many class reunions and regional gatherings organized by alumni.
We help our alumni stay connected to each other and to the school through our Alumni Portal, Mustangs Online. The portal is packed with news, information about upcoming events and reunions, photo galleries, internship and job opportunities, a directory and more. Our alumni may also request transcripts through the portal or by contacting our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Through the generations ASIJ’s alumni have made important contributions to fields as diverse as diplomacy and dance, and have fostered friendships around the world. Outstanding alumni include US Ambassador Edwin O Reischauer ’27 leading business executives such as Sony Chairman Kaz Hirai ’79 and pioneering surgeon Wise Young '68. Alumni in the arts include Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine ’35, actress Linda Purl ’73 and musician Hikaru Utada ’00.
The Japanese government has recognized the cross-cultural contributions of alumni such as Beate Sirota Gordon '39, Albert Kobayashi '42, Hans Baerwald ‘44, Isaac Shapiro '48, Bruce Brenn ’53, Fred Notehelfer ’57, Peter Grilli ’59, John Powles ’66 and Fred Schodt ’68 with Imperial Honors.
“ASIJ prepared me most by teaching me to have a growth mindset, which gave me the confidence to tackle challenges outside of my comfort zone.”
—Serena Tamura ‘08
ASIJ’s commitment to support our students to gain the skills necessary to succeed continues well after graduation. The Alumni Office partners with the community to share opportunities at leading global companies. Please find current opportunities on our LinkedIn page.
If you have questions about our program in general, please contact the Alumni Office.