Immigration in Japan

Article by Skyler Pang Over the past few decades, Japan has become one of the most rapidly aging societies in the world, with people aged over 65 years accounting for a fourth of its population (Green). The country is now experiencing longer life expectancies, lower birth rates, and a smaller population of working people that…

International Wealth Inequality

Article by Tyson Wang Often times, when people think of inequality, people think of intra-national inequality, in which the top and bottom percentages of people in a country have different incomes. A form of inequality that often goes unnoticed, however, is international inequality. Like its name suggests, it refers to the differences in wealth between…

The 1972 Chess World Championship

Article by Felipe Chertouh The 19th of January 2018 marked the ten year anniversary of Bobby Fischer’s death, and yet, talk of the schizophrenic grandmaster still remains. Fischer played Spassky for the world championship title in 1972, and it was only then that the once relatively obscure game of Chess boomed into total popularity. However,…

Kanto Plains Debate Tournament 2018

Article by Ryan Shimizu “We will give this tournament all that we have, and we hope our hard work will pay off.” This quote is from Timothy Chon, captain of the debate team class of 2018, on the bus to the Varsity debate tournament in ASIJ. The hard work paid off, as St. Mary’s won…

Departing Teacher: Mr. Sharp

Article by Daniel Montalto Name: Daniel Sharp Origin: Canada Years taught: 2013~2018 Role at St. Mary’s: High School Assistant Principal, Director of Teaching and Learning As our school year ends, so does our time with some of our faculty. Mr. Sharp, who has been working at St. Mary’s for five years, is one such faculty.…

Kyrie Irving’s Move to The Celtics

Article by Ryan Shimizu In 2016, Kevin Durant’s move to the Golden State Warriors from the Oklahoma City Thunder took the NBA and its fans by surprise. Durant’s move secured the Warrior’s position as the NBA champions early on in the season, for the team had gained another MVP. It is evident that trades play…

Kenyan Election Controversy

Article by Eugene DeCosse In a landmark decision in September, the Kenyan Supreme Court decided to void the latest presidential election due to allegations of fraud. The following months may have large ramifications on the future of democracy in Kenya due to the highly contentious election cycle and the long history of electoral fraud in…