December 2014 [Opening of International School of Asia, Karuizawa (ISAK)]
Jul 2012 [Launch of ISAK]
Two years have past since I last updated this page, during which a number of life events happened. In November 2013, I gave birth to our second child (a baby girl this time!). With her and our son who will be turning five soon, we have moved from busy cosmopolitan Tokyo to Karuizawa, a home to beautiful nature, last July.
On August 24, 2014, International School of Asia, Karuizawa (ISAK) opened its door to the first class of students - after six years of preparation. We had an honor of welcoming Minister of Education of Japan at our Opening Ceremony together with a number of prominent business leaders who support our cause.
I cannot thank enough to the people who have been believing in our mission, ever since the time this was only a vague "dream", and supporting us financially and/or non-financially throughout this journey. Once again, thank you!!
Yet we are only at a starting line. Time has come for us to prove that we deserve the support, enthusiasm, and trust that has been given to us. We are living in turbulent times, and the world of education is no exception. In order to be an innovative school that continues to evolve, we promise to continue working as one team, never forgetting our mission. We ask for your continued support for both ISAK and our students, who are the real reason for this project.
2015 is going to be another important year. Closely working with our Founding Head and his team on the ground, we will continue to lay the ground for our school. At the same time, I would also like to strive to contribute to the general public through my role as a committee member of the Council for the Implementation of Education Rebuilding as well as a Young Global Leader in the World Economic Forum community.
Who knows when will be the next time I'll have time to update this pagec!?
Jul 2010 [Summer Camp 2010!]
Apr 2010 [Camp starting soon]
Feb 2010 [School Site Decided!]
Oct 2009 [School Visits II]
Sep 2009 [School Visits I]
Apr 2009 [Foundation]
Feb 2009 [Preparatory Committee]
Jan 2009 [Location of the School]
Dec 2008 [Dream Project Team]
Nov 2008 [School's Mission]
Sep 2008 [My Life-time Project]