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Sakura Medal Updates

  • The Sakura Medal Books Are Ready!
    Stop by the HS Library to see the new books, both in English and Japanese.
    Posted Aug 30, 2015, 7:46 PM by Linda Hayakawa
  • The New Sakura Medal 2016 Books
    Click the images to go to lists on LibraryThing.


    Sakura Medal 2016 High School English

    Posted Aug 30, 2015, 7:45 PM by Linda Hayakawa
  • The Sakura Medal Winners for 2015!

    HS English    HS Japanese (Tie)    
    Butter           慈雨の人 史上最強の大臣                                                                   


    The HS Art Winners
    Click for larger images

    HS English      HS Japanese
    St. Mary's        Christian Academy 
    International    in Japan


    To see all the Art Winners, please visit
    the Art Competition site

    Posted May 4, 2015, 6:08 PM by Linda Hayakawa
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Book Clubs - The English Book Club

The English Book Club reads both fiction and nonfiction. All monthly Book Club meetings are held during lunch/flex so they won't interfere with Activity Period clubs or after school activities.

Any HS student interested in joining the English Book Club should speak to Ren I., Karen H., Nana Y. or Andrea F., or or sign up in the HS Library. 

Last year we read JapanTown,  "'Ewa Which Way and "Jet Black and the Ninja Wind"

Barry Lancet, author of JapanTown came to discuss his book with the club in September. 

Leza Lowitz, co-author of Jet Black, came to our club meeting in April to discuss how she and her husband came to write this book.

Our new book for 2015-16 will be announced here. 

For archives of past years, please click here

Book Clubs - The Japanese Book Club

The Japanese Book Club reads fiction in Japanese. The books are selected by the club members.  All monthly Book Club meetings are held during lunch/flex so they won't interfere with Activity Period clubs or after school activities.

Any HS student interested in joining the English Book Club should speak to Nana Y. or Ms. Hakone.

Our first book for the 2015-16 school year will be

言葉屋 : 言箱と言珠のひみつ

言葉を心をつなぐ橋に! 小学5年生の詠子のおばあちゃんの仕事は、町の小さな雑貨屋さん。……と思いきや、おばあちゃんの本業は、「言葉を口にする勇気」と「言葉を口にしない勇気を提供するお店」言葉屋だった! ひょんなことから言葉屋の成り立ちと使命を知ることとなった詠子は、その夏、言珠職人の見習いとして、おばあちゃんの工房に入門する――。 ネットやメールで傷つける言葉がたくさん発せられる今、言葉の大切さをうったえる物語です。 子どもといっしょに選んだ、第5回朝日学生新聞社児童文学賞受賞作。朝日小学生新聞7月~9月までの3か月間連載後に書籍化。

The meeting will be held in October, date TBA. 

Past selections

   Library Catalog  
    Print and ebooks  
 Library Databases


ASIJ Research Guides


 Research Help


Our ZINO Digital Magazines


If this is your first visit to Zinio please start at the Databases page.


If you are a fan of John Green, maybe you will like
some of these titles.


Databases & Online Resources

  • Update for Contemporary Literary Criticism Contemporary Literary Criticism is now Literature Criticism Online.The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world, Literature Criticism Online brings together up to 10 acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. Multiple search options are combined with an engaging format that matches the look and feel of the print originals. Libraries can subscribe to any or all of the series, allowing them to build collections that fit their needs. Please visit our Online Resources/Databases page to access this amazing resource.
    Posted Sep 29, 2015, 8:04 PM by Linda Hayakawa
  • New! Classroom Video Streaming Classroom Video on Demand.  .....Please visit our databases page and scroll down to Classroom video.Classroom Video On Demand is a comprehensive streaming video subscription service for high schools, featuring unlimited access to more than 5,000 educational programs that can be viewed in class, at the library, or from home. 
    Posted Apr 25, 2015, 11:36 AM by Linda Hayakawa
  • Freeplay Music A great new resource for free music for your projects. Watch this video and be sure to cite your source. Freeplay Music  To give a simple attribution for a song from Freeplay you've used in a slideshow or video, follow this example: "Down Again" by Annie Minogue http://www.freeplaymusic.com/volumedetail.aspx?volume=934 Used by Permission For more about Attributions and Citations go here.
    Posted Aug 7, 2015, 11:14 PM by Linda Hayakawa
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Video Pick
Science's Breakthrough of the Year

(If one of these books looks interesting, and we don't have it, talk to Mrs. Bender, Mr. Chang or 
Mrs. Hayakawa. We can order it for the library!)


Cool Stuff We've Found

  • NOVA: New Human Ancestor Discovered: Homo naledi
    Posted Sep 23, 2015, 12:43 AM by Linda Hayakawa
  • Periodic Videos from The University of Nottingham Cool videos about each element on the periodic table! Who knew chemistry could be so much fun?http://www.periodicvideos.comHere's one on Methane
    Posted Apr 24, 2015, 9:59 PM by Linda Hayakawa
  • The Known Universe From the American Museum of Natural History
    Posted Nov 18, 2014, 5:46 AM by Linda Hayakawa
  • 9 writers on the inspiring books that shaped them These nine authors received their all-important titles from family and friends, during their childhoods and while dealing with the milestones of adulthood — and each owes a debt to those inspirational writers.
    Posted Nov 11, 2014, 6:04 AM by Linda Hayakawa
  • Our Story in Two Minutes: A History of Planet Earth
    Posted Oct 29, 2014, 2:14 AM by Linda Hayakawa
  • NASA: 3D Printing in Space
    Posted Oct 9, 2014, 4:13 AM by Linda Hayakawa
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ASIJ has joined the Somewhat Virtual Book Club. Our students will discuss books with students across the US via Google Hangout.

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