The Journal The Authority on Global Business in Japan

Empowering young people as they take their first steps into the world is an opportunity welcomed at Aoba-Japan International School (A-JIS). And in our fast-changing and interconnected world, the need for creative, self-assured, and globalized citizens has never been greater.

Since 1976, A-JIS has provided the next generation with the tools they need to grow and thrive in society. From primary and secondary (K2 to grade 12) to the International Baccalaureate program (PYP and MYP), our curriculum gives Japanese and non-Japanese students a strong yet flexible springboard into the world.

As Ken Sell, our head of school, says, “We provide an opportunity for both international students to understand the Japanese culture and context, and for Japanese to be able to look outwards: to give them all a good grounding in understanding different cultures.”

At A-JIS, our students don’t just learn how to learn; they also develop the ability to collaborate with peers of diverse backgrounds while developing a strong sense of entrepreneurship—indeed, we believe entrepreneurship is a social activity that strengthens both society and the individual.

While learning, collaboration, and self-development remain at the core of our aims as educators, at A-JIS we also believe in good health.

By incorporating a playground, soccer pitch, basketball court, and a gymnasium in our recreational facilities, we ensure students have healthy bodies in addition to strong and creative minds. All this, naturally, is supported by an improved security perimeter to ensure safety.

Aoba1For over three decades, A-JIS has trail-blazed a path in educating our young. Going forward, we aim to be at the forefront of developments, both social and technological, in how we prepare our children for the future.