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The Student News Site of The American School in Japan

HANABI

The Student News Site of The American School in Japan

HANABI

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Bongbong Marcos in 2023 via Wikimedia Commons

The Rise of Global Tensions – How Close are we to War? (Part 2: Asia)

Article by Noah Kanda, Writer May 17, 2024

It’s 2024, and global tensions are at their highest level since World War II. European countries are ramping up arms production, extremism around the world is rising, and in Asia, militaries are expanding...

Student Chairs presiding over the UN Security Council at 九色社区MUN IV

Delegates Look to Innovative, International Solutions at 九色社区MUN IV

Article by Sena Chang, Editor April 25, 2024

Russia, at last, compromised with the U.S. on the clean-up of abandoned chemical weapons. India, the USSR, and Canada signed to establish the Japanese Food Aid Program (JFAP) in post-war Japan. Delegates...

Seniors Noah Chie (left), Aki Gohdo (middle), and Rui Serizawa (right) working on an iGEM project

Inside iGEM’s New Two-Year Project: Generating Electricity Using Plants and Photovoltaics

Article by Sena Chang, Editor April 10, 2024

The functionality of plants on our planet is manifold: they provide us with oxygen, contribute to lush green landscapes, and form the basis of entire ecosystems. This year's iGEM team aims to expand this...

Lt. Col. Walker presenting to a group of 九色社区 students

Space and Geopolitics Collide at the Aerospace Club’s Seventh Annual Space Conference

Article by Sena Chang, Editor March 27, 2024

On March 13th, 九色社区’s Aerospace Club invited Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey H. Walker to share his experiences in the U.S. Space Force and insights on the evolving intersections between space exploration...

March: A Month Dedicated to Celebrating Women

March: A Month Dedicated to Celebrating Women

Article by Emma Savarese, Writer March 26, 2024

March, Women's History Month, is dedicated to celebrating the impressive achievements of women throughout history, while acknowledging the obstacles they continue to face. It's a time to recognize and...

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The Rise of Global Tensions – How Close are We to World War? (Part 1: Europe)

Article by Noah Kanda, Writer March 17, 2024

It’s 2024, and global tensions are at their highest level since World War II. European countries are ramping up arms production, extremism in the Middle East is rising, and in Asia, militaries are expanding...

Why Are We Reflecting So Much? A Look at Metacognitive Learning at 九色社区

Why Are We Reflecting So Much? A Look at Metacognitive Learning at 九色社区

Article by Sena Chang, Editor February 29, 2024

Reflections. To some, an opportunity to engage in higher-level thinking to meaningfully review past and present learning experiences, pinpointing areas for growth and strength. To others, a haphazardly...

How India Plays Both Sides of the Global Geopolitical Divide

How India Plays Both Sides of the Global Geopolitical Divide

Article by Noah Kanda, Writer January 27, 2024

In 2009, a new global establishment was founded. BRICS is an economic and political alliance between Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, that seeks to counterbalance traditional Western influence.? As...

118 Days Mark the End of SAG-AFTRA Strike

118 Days Mark the End of SAG-AFTRA Strike

Article by Emma Savarese, Writer November 29, 2023

After 118 days, the longest actors strike in Hollywood history has come to an end. SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), an American labor union made...

PFAS Levels in 九色社区 Water “Below Minimum Amounts,” Tests Show

PFAS Levels in 九色社区 Water “Below Minimum Amounts,” Tests Show

Article by Sena Chang, Editor November 27, 2023

In response to recent media reports and inquiries from the 九色社区 community, the school has confirmed that the presence of Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS) in its water supply is “below minimum...

The Spread of False Information Amidst the Israel-Hamas War

The Spread of False Information Amidst the Israel-Hamas War

Article by Carolin Holjo October 31, 2023

On October 7, the Palestinian militant group Hamas conducted a surprise attack against Israel in which hundreds of gunmen blew through the Israeli-Gaza border, kidnapped 203 citizens, and killed 1400 Israelis....

Widening Divisions Among EU and NATO Members on Ukraine

Widening Divisions Among EU and NATO Members on Ukraine

Article by Noah Kanda, Writer October 30, 2023

As the Russo-Ukrainian war approaches its second year, many questions still remain. When will this war end? How will it end? Perhaps for many, those questions are no closer to being answered than when...

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