卒業生だより

卒業生: 岩澤直美 (SIS graduating class of 2014)

大学: 早稲田大学

岩澤直美さんはSISを卒業生で、早稲田大学に在学中です。 彼女は小学生の小さな子供たちのための異文化理解を促進するNGO『カルモニー』創設しました。彼女は自分の経験からインスピレーションを得て、相互の尊敬と共存を促進する活動『Culmony』(文化(cultureと調和(harmonyからの造語)を始めました。彼女は、カナダのオタワで開催されたワン・ヤング・ワールド・サミットに招待され、日本の社会や学校の寛容性について講演をしました。その様子はYouTubeのリンクからご覧いただけます:

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Name: Junna Hagiwara (OIS graduating class of 2014)

University: University of British Colombia

Junna has continued her commitment towards serving the community and pursuing social justice by joining the University of British Colombia's Civil Liberties Association as a volunteer. She is majoring in International Relations with a focus on Gender Race Sexuality and Social Justice. At OIS she organised and raised funds for two volunteer trips to Tohoku after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Her continued concern for less fortunate and marginalised people led her to volunteer for the university's association. After graduation, Junna hopes to obtain a Bachelor of Education to become a teacher.

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Name: Lisa Ueda (OIS graduating class of 2005)

University: Royal Academy of Music, London UK

Professional musician and OIS graduate Lisa Ueda visited the school earlier this year to conduct a master class for our strings ensemble students. She talked about her 14 years at OIS, her time at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and her career as a violinist. Lisa was in Japan to perform some concerts in Kyoto.

You can follow her career here:

webpage: http://www.lisaueda.com

Facebook: LisaUedaViolin

Twitter: LisaUeda

Instagram: lisauedaviolin

YouTube: UCfPsbS6qSV8dwBWAsFzcoDA

and listen to a podcast interview with our OIS Head, Bill Kralovec, here:

http://www.senri.ed.jp/en/podcasts/

 

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Name: Jyongri (OIS graduating class of 2005)

University: Berklee College of Music and Waseda University, Tokyo

The other day while driving over to the Kwansei Gakuin campus, the leadership team heard a song by OIS alumna, Jyongri come on the radio. She graduated in 2005 and went on to become a pop star in Japan. She has been a recording artist and songwriter, living in Tokyo since her debut single, “Possession – My All For You” reached #16 in 2006. Her songs have also been featured on many television programs ending themes.

Our school has one of the best music programs in the world for international schools and Jyongri is one of the many examples of the talented musicians that have studied at SOIS. She was a highlight of the 20th anniversary celebration of the school five years ago, as part of the community performances. Whether it be popular music or classical or even traditional, the talented students and graduates of SOIS continue to make their mark in the world of music. We wish her continued success in her career and are looking forward to hearing her next release.

You can follow her here:

https://www.facebook.com/jyongrimusic

https://www.instagram.com/jyongri/

https://twitter.com/jyongri0830