Fall Sports Season Takes the Crown!
Ann Jasmine Katashiba

The Phoenix had a dominating end to the fall sports season and really soared to the top!

Middle School Cross Country won the last race of the season against other international schools and finished their season undefeated. Zafira Strauss, Minami Kota, Ellen Ka, Kokomo Sakurai, and Jisun Yoon all finished in the top 10!

Varsity Cross Country ran their last race at Tama hills and had a phenomenal showing, with all five runners placing in the top 12 and winning the race, edging out Sacred Heart by 2 points. Congratulations to Lilika Yasumura (10), Ashley Grantham (10), Leesze Wei (9), Ako Dambara (9), and Farah Mohamed (12)!

JV Tennis had their Kanto Finals and doubles 1 team of Sabrina Henderson (9), and Minyoung Song (9) finished as JV Doubles Champions!

Varsity Tennis Team had their Kanto Finals in Chiba. Isha Kumar (12) made it to the singles semi-finals, and both doubles teams also made it to the semi-finals, finishing second overall!

Middle School A-Team Volleyball competed in their end-of-season tournament at ASIJ. They beat Nishimachi in the quarter-finals, ASIJ in the semi-finals, and YIS in the finals to become A Team Champion!

JV Volleyball was at CAJ for their end of season tournament and beat ASIJ JVB in the quarter-finals, CAJ in the semi-finals, and ASIJ in the finals, taking the JV Volleyball Champions!

Varsity Volleyball was at Sacred Heart for their Kanto Tournament and advanced straight to the semi-finals beating Sacred Heart and ASIJ in the finals. They finished the season as undefeated league champions!

Congratulations to all the seniors who have led their teams to a successful season.
Cross Country seniors: Emma Kakimoto and Farah Mohamed
Tennis Seniors: Ayaka Nishitani, Isha Kumar, Jiyu Kim, Mia Akai
Volleyball Seniors: Aina Sekido, Ann Katashiba, Ariana Hill, Lisa Purcell, Maya Hemmi, Maya Morikuni

The winter sports season is upon us! Middle School Soccer and High School Basketball are back for another epic season of victories. Stay tuned for more updates, coming soon!

GO PHOENIX!!

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we aspire to make designs that catch your eye so that you consider attending our event in April!

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StuCo Events and Updates
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HS StuCo has dedicated a handful amount of time and collaborated with Seisen students to organize a crowd-funding and fundraiser for female Ukrainian refugees

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The Social Justice Committee is now up to a new topic. We are bringing the conversation up about neurodiversity through a collaboration with the Sacred Heart Social Service Council. Please take a read of this article to find out what neurodiversity is, and how we can support it!

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S&V Med focuses on action, service, and thanks within the medical field in response to a growing demand for medical volunteers, local service work, and in light of nurse and aid shortages within Japan.

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Yui Kuramochi

Nine high school students from Seisen attended the 2 days Model UN conferences held by Marist Brothers International School in Kobe on February 23 and 24, 2023.

Bioethics in Biobank
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Navigating the complexities of collecting, storing, and sharing human biological samples

School Shootings in the United States
Riko Hayashi, Lilika Yasumura-Gade, Emily Izukune

An informative essay on school shootings in America. What can we do—as another educational institution—to prevent and address gun violence?

Ethics of Animal Cafes and the Rise of Cruelty-free Animal Cafes
Leina Pham-The (Matsuoka)

Have you ever wished for a magical place where you can bond with pet animals? Somewhere you can both relax and have a therapeutic experience with furry friends? Well, if that is the case, animal cafés are your answer. From owls and hedgehogs to capibaras, micropigs, dogs and cats—list any animals you can think of, and you will (probably) find an animal café dedicated to that animal—and of course, drink coffee at the same time. But paws for a minute: are animal cafés really ethical? Is it really a place full of adorable pets or a place full of exploited animals? Discover the dark side of animal cafes through this article. 

Animal Testing; A Brief and Why It's Still Conducted
Suebin Lee, Yui Araki

Animal Testing has been a controversial topic for as long as we can remember, but it never seems to end. Why is that so? We'll touch upon the borderline ethics of animal testing as well as some basic information our committee has to provide.