Letters From Us

A Message from our Principal, Katsuhiko Watanabe

Japan is Approaching a New Era – Stay Connected

Today, we live in a society surrounded by technology. The global network of information is at the fingertips of nearly every man, woman, and child, often in the form of a small cellular device. We are never alone and mankind is more connected than ever.

Japan is changing. The world that our children live in will be drastically different than our own. With the unmeasurable growth of the internet and the globalization of the entire world, each person must be able to think and act independently in order to be competitive.

In this new Japan people with the conventional knowledge and skills that are still taught in traditional schools will rapidly become obsolete, replaced by people who have the ability to think and act on their own; those that have the capacity to achieve their own goals through their own means.

At Tokyo Inter-High School, we encourage students to develop the ability to think and for themselves. Through our combination of both traditional and new schools of thought, students are given the flexibility and tools necessary to discover who they are and to relate to others on a global scale. They will have all the skills necessary to flourish in this new age of technology, in this new Japan.

A Message from John Lacky, Principal of the Alger Learning Center

Working with Tokyo Inter-High School, which is offering Japanese students an exciting new opportunity to experience independent learning, is a great honor. I started Alger Independence High School over 30 years ago, in order to depart from the current framework of the US public education system, in which students’ personal needs and life styles are ignored, and creativity is discouraged.