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					The American School in Japan
        Spring Gala
             March 13, 2009
    The American School in Japan
    Spring Gala Auction
                                           March 13, 2009

                     master of ceremonies | auctioneer
                                             Aarin Teich

                                            auction chairs
                                             Julie Kirkwood
                                         Abigail Radmilovich

                                        auction committee
                                               Michal Small
                                          Stephanie Toppino
                                             Jane Hunsaker
                                           Stephanie Guyett

                              This evening is presented by the
                  Parent Teacher Associations to benefit the
             educational programs and the instructional and
     recreational facilities of The American School in Japan.

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                                           spring gala welcome                                                               from the PTA presidents

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The American School in Japan Spring Gala

                                                                   e lcome and thank you for joining us this evening!            “One school, two campuses” has guided the efforts
                                                                   This promises to be a festive event, one in which         of the Chofu and ELC PTAs to work together to build a
                                                                   we celebrate our good fortune to be together as a                   common ASIJ community that continues to
                                                                   community in this exciting place and time. ASIJ                         enjoy the strong support of the parents,

                                                                   has been “Going Green” for quite a while, and this                     administration and alumni of our school.
                                                                   gala will help us to gain even more momentum in
                                           our desire to intentionally live our mission and core values. Tonight we’ll
                                           prove that pursuing ideals can be fun.                                                                  elcome to our annual Spring Gala. Each
                                                                                                                                                   year numerous volunteers, together
                                           In 2007, our students launched an environmental stewardship project                                     with the Center for School-Community
                                           entitled “Green is not a Fashion Statement at ASIJ.” Sustainable                                        Partnership, work tirelessly to present
                                           stewardship and a lighter carbon footprint was their target and we’ve                                   us with an evening of good food,
                                           made substantial progress towards our goals. Their project title also                                   community building, and lots of bidding.
                                           implies that such initiatives are frequently short-lived fads, so they are    All this in an effort to raise money for the important work of the
                                           doing all they can to help us to change our mindset and our habits so that    PTAs and ASIJ. With our “one school, two campuses” philosophy
                                           our responsible efforts last. In short, our students want their children      both the Chofu and ELC PTAs work together throughout the year
                                           and grandchildren to have clean water to drink, healthy food to eat, air to   to foster a united American School community that enjoys the
                                           breath, and green spaces to enjoy. We must change some things in order        strong support of the parents, administrators and alumni of the
                                           to make this happen.                                                          school. In many ways, this Gala is the jewel in our crown. It is
                                                                                                                         the ultimate way for us to come together, united around a worthy
                                           Our parents have worked hard, in concert with our Center for School-          cause — our children!
                                           Community Partnership, to put together a fun-filled night of entertainment
                                           with a focus on our kids. You are helping to shape our school’s future in     With your help we will continue to fund PTA programs such
                                           some very concrete ways by supporting this event, the good work of the        as Spirit Day; Winterfest; 8th Grade Celebration; 12th Grade
                                           PTA, and the school’s desire to be more globally responsible. Thank you!      Graduation Reception; Parent Education Programs school
                                                                                                                         wide; Japanese culture activities at the ELC including Omochi
                                                          Particularly in this time of uncertainty, we recognize         Pounding; Sweet Potato Digging; Taiko Drumming and Sumo
                                                           what makes us happiest: being with one another and            Wrestlers; Grant programs; continuing education for teachers
                                                           helping our children to thrive. Your presence and active      and so much more.
                                                            bidding tonight will help make that a reality. Here’s to a
                                                            wonderful evening!                                           On behalf of both PTA boards, we want to thank you for your
                                                                                                                         support. Now get out there and start bidding!
                                                                                             Tim Carr • Headmaster                                                            Sincerely,
                                                                                                                                                      Jere Miller • Chofu PTA President
                                                                                                                                                 Stephanie Toppino • ELC PTA President

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    evening program

                                                  The American School in Japan Spring Gala
                       cocktails and music
                        silent auction | raffle

       wine upgrade | kagami biraki toast
                               heads or tails
    sakura sakura by nihon buyo students

                         live auction, part 1

    last call: silent auction (closes at 9:45)

                         live auction, part 2
    champagne toast | dessert and coffee

                    items pick up | sign out

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                                           signature drinks                                                                             dinner menu

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The American School in Japan Spring Gala

                                                                                                                                                           first course
                                                     Going Green
                                                     (42 Below feijoa vodka, cloudy apple juice, lime )
                                                                                                          italian seafood salad – shrimps, scallops, salmon, black olives,
                                                                                                                                  semi dried tomato sauce, liguria olive oil

                                                                                                                                                        vegetarian option
                                                     Bacardi Mojitos                                                                         vegetable terrine, herb salad
                                                     (Bacardi rum, mint, lime)

                                                                                                                                                      second course

                                                                                                                                      pan-fried sea bream, saffron risotto,
                                                                                                                                                    balsamic sauce, basil
                                           kagami biraki sake toast                                                                                      vegetarian option
                                                                                                                                                  forest mushroom risotto

                                                                       Chikumanishiki Sake
                                                                       generously donated                                                                third course
                                                                       by the Takano Family.
                                                                                                                                    roasted beef fillet, herb crust, spices,
                                                                       In the interest of going green,                                        ratatouille, garlic potatoes
                                                                       tonight’s wooden sake masu
                                                                       are all extras recycled from a                                                      vegetarian option
                                                                       previous event.                                tofu steak, ratatouille, balsamic vinegar, basil sauce

                                                flower arrangements                                                                        chocolate cake with chestnuts

                                                            Flower arrangements generously                                                               vegetarian option
                                                            donated by Akane Teshigahara                                                                    seasonal fruit
                                                            and Sougetsu Ikebana.
                                                                                                                                                      glass of champagne

                                                                                                                                                            coffee and tea

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                                           green raffle                                                                                  auction rules and terms

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The American School in Japan Spring Gala

                                           Don’t miss the chance to win fabulous prizes in this instant lucky           Check-in and Check-out                          4. Cash (Japanese Yen), US dollar checks,
                                                                                                                                                                        and American Express cards will be
                                           draw raffle! Tickets will be sold throughout the event.                      1.   At the start of the evening, please        accepted as payment. American Express
                                           ¥5,000 per ticket                                                            collect your book with your paddle number       cards will only be accepted for bills in excess
                                                                                                                        and verify your personal information on         of 20,000 yen and the winning bidder will
                                                                                                                        the invoice form. If you would like to use a    be responsible for the 5% added by the
                                           Prizes include:                                                              credit card for payment for your bids, you      credit card company for the transaction.
                                                                                                                        can fill out the details at this time.
                                           Pair of United Business ClassTickets   And certificates for:                                                                 Silent Auction
                                                                                                                        2.  At the end of the evening, please check
                                                                                                                        out at the designated table to find out         1. Bidding begins at 6:30 pm. Print your
                                           Peninsula Hotel, two one-night stays   Diya Restaurant
                                                                                                                        which items you won. You will be asked to       bidding number and bid amount on the bid
                                                                                  TY Harbor Dinner                      sign your invoice at that point and receive     sheet. Please note the minimum bid as well
                                           Park Hyatt Shanghai ,one night stay    Fujimamas                             your copy to take away.                         as the minimum incremental raise to avoid
                                                                                  Devi Fusion                                                                           invalidating your bid.
                                           Kanda Gallery Woodblock Prints         Priya Restaurant                      3.  All auction items must be paid for within
                                                                                  Suji’s Restaurant                     one week (March 20) from the date of the        2. Silent Auction closes promptly at 9:45!
                                           Tanaka Jewelry Necklace                Kaffir Lime Restaurant                auction and removed from the auction site
                                                                                  Pan Pacific Buffet                    at the end of the evening.                      Live Auction
                                           Designer Leather Jacket                Salsita Restaurant
                                                                                  J’s Kitchen                           General Rules                                   1. When bidding, please raise your paddle
                                                                                                                                                                        so the auctioneer can clearly see your
                                           Hakuba Ski Lift Tickets                New York Grill Holiday Brunch
                                                                                                                        1.  All lots are offered and sold “as is.”      paddle.
                                                                                  Sinden Hair Salon
                                                                                                                        Check all items carefully before you bid. All
                                           Sumitomo 3M Baskets                    Who Ga Hair Salon                     sales are final.                                2. The highest bidder shall be the buyer,
                                                                                  A Cut Above Hair Salon                                                                after the lot’s reserve price has been met.
                                           Allerhand Leather Handbag              Gold Salon Tokyo                      2. Unless otherwise specified, all auction      The Auction Committee shall designate the
                                                                                  Chez Vous Cleaning                    items and services must be used within the      reserve price for each lot.
                                                                                  Kajitaku Cleaning                     time limit given in the item’s description or
                                                                                  Cooking Lessons from Florence Quinn   one year. Unless stated otherwise, dates
                                                                                  Kidzania                              and times are to be arranged at the mutual
                                                                                  Summer Sonic Concert                  convenience of the donor and the winning
                                                                                  National Azabu Supermarket            bidder. The Auction Committee will NOT
                                                                                                                        be party to any agreements between
                                                                                                                        donors and winning bidders.
                                                                                  Guitar Hero World Tour                3. An individual bidding number will be
                                                                                                                        assigned to each bidder and shall be given
                                                                                                                        to the bidder upon check-in at the Auction.
                                                                                                                        This number must be used for all bidding
                                                                                                                        and at check-out.

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                                           going... live

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                                                                                                                                        tournament, The Akebono Cup. For five holes, this sumo grand champion is all
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                                                                                                                                        yours. And if you’ve really got your game on, you will have the chance to get your
                                                                                                                                        name on that trophy with Akebono himself. After the game, hang around for all
                                                                                                                                        the festivities. This is a day you won’t want to miss! The tournament is on May 26
                                           No. L-1 Going...        Surprise!                                                            at the Hon Chiba Golf Club, located about 45 minutes from central Tokyo. | Hon
                                                                                                                                        Chiba Golf Club, The Small and Tim Kirkwood Families
                                           No. L-2 Going…          Grapes
                                           Treat your table to an upgrade of delicious, world-class wines for the evening: one          No. L-7 Going…           Gastronomic
                                           bottle of Magnum of Veuve Cliquot Rose, two bottles of 2004 Chateau Montelena                Is it your turn to do the entertaining? Is the pressure too much? This package allows
                                           Chardonay, two bottles of 2000 Wolf Blass Platinum Label Shiraz, one bottle                  you to throw a truly elegant dinner party for eight people without having to lift a finger.
                                           of 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton and an after dinner surprise! | The Olsen and                Ken and Tracey will show up on an agreed upon date, prepare an elegant French
                                           Toppino Families                                                                             dinner, and clean up everything at the end of the night! Ken is a formally trained
                                                                                                                                        chef from the Ritz Hotel in Paris and has owned his own catering company before
                                           No. L-3 Going…          Heads or Tails                                                       coming to ASIJ. Tracey is an excellent and spirited chef as well. While Ken and Tracey
                                           The Grand Hyatt has generously donated a room for the night and breakfast to one             busy themselves in the kitchen, your guests will be in excellent hands. Peter Walker
                                           lucky winner along with a couple’s massage. Put your money on the table and try              (head wine waiter at The Loquat Restaurant, Sorrento, Australia) and Glenda Baker
                                           your luck to win this decadent treat! Don’t worry— if you can’t get it organized for         (Graduate: Wine Technology at Melbourne University, Australia) will tend to their every
                                           tonight—the room can be used another time! You’ve never had this much fun for                need and guide them through your evenings wine (not included). This is quickly
                                           ¥1,000! | The Grand Hyatt Tokyo                                                              becoming an auction tradition, so get those paddles ready to raise! | Ken Poppa,
                                                                                                                                        Tracey Reed, Peter Walker, and Glenda Baker (ASIJ Faculty)
                                           No. L-4 Going…          2,4,6,8
                                           Go Mustangs! Bid on the chance for your child and four friends to practice three             No. L-8 Going…           as Judy
                                           times with the ASIJ Cheerleaders. As the grand finale, they will have the chance             One lucky student at the ELC will join Judy for the day and assist her in her daily
                                           to cheer at the 2009 Spirit Day football game and take part in the halftime show!            activities. He or she will make the morning announcement to open the school (so
                                           The kids will even get their own ASIJ cheerleading T-shirts. We’ll be there to catch         cute!), greet the students at drop off (which mommies are still in their PJs today?), visit
                                           your smiles. Talk about a photo-op — this is not to be missed! | Lindy Hines and             all the classrooms (it’s their turn to boss the teachers around!) and go out for lunch
                                           Jason Hancock                                                                                (hmmm- the Hyatt or McDonalds?). Sometimes there is even a fire drill (what fun)!
                                                                                                                                        Librarian Don will document the day with photos. This special day is for a Wednesday
                                                  No. L-5 Going…           Swimming                                                     or Friday before the end of the school year. Don’t disappoint that little one—bid, bid,
                                                       Jump into this special school party! ASIJ will provide the pool, the             bid! | Judy Beneventi and Don Maynard
                                                         lifeguards, pizzas, games, cool tunes, and pictures to remember it all
                                                            by. You just need to give us the winning bid! As an end of the year         No. L-9 Going…           Artistic
                                                            party, for a birthday, or just for fun, 20 kids are sure to have a blast!   Long a Tokyo favorite, Daniel Kelly’s latest series of work is just as vibrant and
                                                            This two-hour party is good on a mutually agreeable date. So come           innovative as we’ve come to expect from his pieces. ASIJ is lucky enough to offer
                                                            on in, the water’s warm. | The American School in Japan                     a piece from his collection. You can truly be the first in town to have this collector’s
                                                                                                                                        item. Adding to its uniqueness, Mr. Kelly has graciously offered the winning
                                                                No. L-6 Going…            Fore (!) Akebono                              bidder a peak behind the scenes at his studio in Kyoto. See how his inspiration
                                                                          An amazing opportunity of a lifetime! The lucky               becomes a work of art as he guides you through the process. This a perfect way to
                                                                               winner and three friends will head to the                commemorate your time spent in Japan. So, pack your bags and head to Kyoto for
                                                                                      Hon Chiba Golf Course and have the                one night stay with breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Kyoto. This warmly inviting
                                                                                             chance to play with Akebono                hotel will be the perfect stage for your day of
                                                                                                                                        culture. Enjoy! | Daniel Kelly, Hyatt
                                                                                                     in his own golf
                                                                                                                                        Regency Kyoto                                                                                 15
                                           No. L-10 Going…            Like a Vintner                                                     No. L-12 Going…            Presidential

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                                           Talk about a completely relaxing getaway — Climb aboard your Northwest Airlines               Whose says Brad and Angelina get to have all the perks? Sure, they may be big,
                                           business class flight to San Francisco (two tickets, unrestricted, to any US gateway          Hollywood movie stars, but our kids go to The American School in Japan! Now is
                                           city!). Once in San Francisco, travel up to the heart of California wine country where        your chance to ascend to your rightful position as King or Queen of the World for
                                           you will enjoy five nights at a 10-acre vineyard private retreat. Enjoy breathtaking views,   one night. Well, okay, maybe it’s not quite that, but it will feel like it as you sit atop
                                           long walks through the property’s cabernet grapevines, fresh garden picked produce,           the Grand Hyatt Tokyo in your 2799-square foot Presidential Suite. Loaded with
                                           or just float the day away in the infinity pool. There’s wine tastings, bocce ball, the       extras, the coolest being your very own swimming pool, this is the hottest stay in
                                           outdoor fire pit, and the heated dining pavilion. So much to choose from! Finally, no         the city. No one else comes close! Cater a dinner in the dining room for friends, go
                                           trip to Napa would be complete without sampling some local wines VIP style. You               for a swim, maybe even invite the kids to come visit in the morning. Let the staff
                                           will have the chance to walk the vineyards with the winemaker at Havens Vineyard,             at the Hyatt worry about the paparazzi! You suddenly just got a lot more popular!
                                           then slip into the back for a behind the scenes tour and private barrel tasting. Want to      Win this! | The Grand Hyatt Tokyo
                                           know the difference in taste between new and used oak, or what it is really like to run
                                           a winery? This is your chance. (The house has three bedrooms, sleeps six easily and           No. L-13 Going…            Game
                                           is subject to availability. Cleaning and management fees apply) | The Wendel Family,          Give your child and their entire elementary school class or just 20 friends the
                                           Northwest Airlines and Hotei Wines                                                            opportunity to challenge their teachers... on the kickball field that is. The kids will have
                                                                                                                                         the chance to play the faculty/staff after school one day and decide once and for all
                                           No. L-11 Going...          Green                                                              who really reigns supreme! And, as it should be, the game will be followed by the
                                           This original design was created for the Spring Gala 2009 theme of going green,               world famous “Bender Banana Split.” This was so much fun last year, we’ve included
                                           with a focus on the green we are surrounded by in Japan. It is truly unique, with             photos of the event for this year as a keepsake! Children will take the late bus home
                                           hundreds of different fabrics gathered from all around, both antique and new. You             on whatever agreed upon date is set. May the best team win! | Bravely donated by
                                           will find the auspicious trio of pine, bamboo and plum (shou-chiku-bai), as well as           the ASIJ Elementary School
                                           chrysanthemum, iris, camellia, and wisteria. The changing seasons are emphasized
                                           by the colors of the gingko leaves (the symbol of Tokyo) that travel up and down the          No. L-14 Going…for               the Border
                                           quilt in the “flying geese” style of traditional quilting.Sitting on the plum branch is a     Hola! Como estás? Una cerveja por favor. Donde esta el baño? Brush up on your
                                           Japanese white-eye (mejiro), a small green friendly bird we often see in Tokyo. Quilted       Spanish, because you are off to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico! Start your trip in
                                           into the background you will find many sparrows in flight, and a pair of mandarin             American Airlines Business Class on a flight to LA, before heading south of the border
                                           ducks hiding in the waters near the iris. Spend some time looking at the many                 (transfer flight to Leon not included). A UNESCO World Heritage site, San Miguel,
                                           border fabrics around the edge, and try to find pairs and triplets of matching fabrics.       founded in 1542, is a small town up in the mountains of Mexicos’ bajio region. For
                                           You will find double layers of quilting – a motif echoed in white, and a green thread         a full two weeks this lovely, spacious two-story garden home featuring comfort and
                                                       sashiko motif as a subtle background. There is also a Japanese scene of           privacy is all yours. Downstairs, French doors open onto a patio that leads to a lush
                                                           a tranquil teahouse in a garden to look for. There are 504 pieces in the      garden. Upstairs, French doors in each room overlook the lovely garden below. A
                                                              quilt – each one chosen individually to be in that exact spot, each        twenty minute walk through town with shops and restaurants begging to be tried, two
                                                               piece hand-traced and cut, hand-sewn, hand appliquéd, and hand            weeks may not be enough! There are art classes, language schools, and plenty of day
                                                               quilted. It took forty volunteers almost six months to create this        trips- all you need to do is set the itinerary. Generously included in this stay is a choice
                                                               quilt from start to finish. The quilt is queen-sized, but would also      of either lunch or dinner at local favorite Hecho in Mexico, a day trip to Guanajuato—a
                                                              be large enough to just cover a king-sized bed. Each piece has             fascinating city about an hour’s drive from San Miguel, and round trip transfers from
                                                            been pre-washed for color-fastness and to prevent any shrinkage.             Leon to the house. Have a margarita for us! (advisable to book well in advance of stay;
                                                                       The quilt itself is washable. The winning bidder will also        pending availability) | Greg Vikse and Karen Rosseto, American Airlines
                                                                               have an opportunity to enter the quilt into the

                                                                                                                                         No. L-15 Going…Grand
                                                                                       Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2010
                                                                                               competition in September 2009. |
                                                                                                                                         Sumo that is! Konishiki is as famous now,
                                                                                                         ASIJ Quilting Team
                                                                                                                                         out of the dojo as he was in it! With
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                                           under his belt — Konishiki’s Kids, which benefits under-priviledged children in

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The American School in Japan Spring Gala
                                                                                                                                           Mr. Bobby Valentine, manager of the Chiba Lotte Marines, will give this lucky winner
                                           his home state of Hawaii with cultural exchange in Japan — he has shown his                     and seven of their friends the chance to see a game through his eyes. Enjoy tickets to
                                           strength not only as a wrestler but as a humanitarian. This is your chance to get               a game where you will go out onto the field pre-game and watch the teams warm up,
                                           to know the man behind the legend and get some insight into the world of sumo.                  take some photos, and hang out with Bobby! Then, take your seats in your private
                                           Join Konishiki for one of the Tokyo basho in his private box. Ask all the questions             field box to watch the game. This is sure to be a great day—and Mr. Valentine’s
                                           you’ve always wondered about sumo as you watch this exciting sport steeped                      love of the game is sure to get you hooked! (Winner may redeem the prize on a
                                           in tradition. Afterwards, you and your three friends will join in for, what else, some          mutually agreeable date, based on availability, in consultation with Larry Rocca.
                                           chankonabe. Don’t forget your camera because this truly is a once in a lifetime                 Valid for 2009 regular season (not including playoffs or Nippon Series).| Bobby
                                           experience! (Half of the proceeds from this item will benefit Konishiki Kids and their          Valentine
                                           work in Japan.)| Konishiki Kids
                                                                                                                                           No. L-19 Going…Vietnam
                                           No. L-16 Going…Cultured                                                                         If there were ever a hot spot Vietnam seems to be it! With culture, great beaches,
                                           Since its opening, the Mori Art Museum in Roppongi Hills has invigorated and inspired           fun shopping, a booming art scene and trendy restaurants popping up every week
                                           the Tokyo art scene. With installations from around the world this is the place to go for       there is plenty to do and see. This must see destination just got a bit easier. Hope
                                           what’s hot now in the art scene. With the winning bid, 10 people have the chance to             aboard your Executive Class JAL flight (tickets for two) and head to Hanoi. Start out
                                           tour the museum with Fumio Nanjo , the curator. You will get an inside look at what             for two nights at the new Hanoi Intercontinental Westlake (transfers, breakfasts and
                                           goes into acquiring pieces and learn about them from an expert. Afterwards, head                a dinner with wine included). Centrally located, this puts you in prime position to
                                           over to the Grand Hyatt for a private Chef’s Table for 10 at the French Kitchen. Enjoy          see and do all the city has to offer. While here, you will have the opportunity to tour
                                           premier service, and an outstanding meal prepared especially for you in their exclusive         some of your favorite local artists’ studios. Our own Karen Thomas has built quite
                                           private room. This pairing of two of Tokyo’s best is a night out to remember. You               a reputation in the art scene here. She will use her know how to get you in to see all
                                           won’t find this one anywhere else! | Mori Building Co., Ltd, Grand Hyatt Tokyo                  your favorites. What better than buying a treasured piece of fine art directly from the
                                                                                                                                           artist himself. The winning bidder and Karen can meet ahead of time to see what
                                           No. L-17 Going…Up                                                                               interests you and she will take it from there. You’ve soaked in Hanoi, now it’s time
                                           …to the 90th floor! That’s right, the Park Hyatt Shanghai is one of the tallest hotels in the   to head to famous China Beach, a luxury beach destination. Stay for three nights at
                                           world. Take your two Business class tickets, courtesy of Northwest Airlines, and jet over       the Nam Hai, China Beach’s first five star resort, and winner of Conde Naste “Top
                                           to Shanghai for a long weekend. Described as “cocoon like” and “surreal” this oasis             New Hotels in the World”. You will have your own three bedroom villa right on the
                                           in the sky is a perfect foil to the excitement of one of the fastest growing cities in Asia.    sand, just steps away from the ocean. Tempting as it may be to stay in your villa
                                           Spend the day exploring museums and markets, then head back to your refuge in the               all day while being attended to by your own villa butler, there is so much to do and
                                           sky! Every detail attended to, every need anticipated. This newly opened boutique-style         see in the surrounding area. We’ve done the leg work for you and found the best
                                                        hotel is a designers dream. For three nights, this upgraded suite is all yours.    spots to stay. Now all you need to do is book it and go! Hotels expire one year from
                                                           The hotel will even arrange a special food and wine pairing dinner at their     tonight. Airline tickets exire Dec. 31, 2009. Blackout Dates: Chinese New Year, and
                                                             trendy, dramatic restaurant. With service that will have you wondering        pending availability. Intercontinental: good for two-night stay. | Japan Airlines, The
                                                              if they think you are really someone else, you are not going to want to      Zwaanstra, Thomas-Bird, Tim Kirkwood and Toppino Families
                                                              leave the hotel — let alone Shanghai! | Mori Building, Northwest
                                                              Airlines, Park Hyatt Shanghai                                                No. L-20 Going…Universal
                                                                                                                                           Golden Week you say? New Years holiday? No problem! Lines at Universal Studios
                                                            No. L-18 Going…Going,                    Gone                                  Japan would normally be hours long. Not for you though! Enjoy your six, count
                                                                        There’s a reason that baseball is a national pastime. This         em, six VIP passes that will take you to the front of the line- every line, every time,
                                                                                perfect way to spend an afternoon just got better.         all day long! Snap some family photos at an exlcusive picture-op with your favorite
                                                                                                                                           character and enjoy a VIP view of the new night parade. Add to this four Shinkansen
                                                                                                                                           tickets to get you to Osaka, and a one-night stay
                                                                                                                                           with breakfast at the luxurious Ritz
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                                           comfortable and you are talking serious, exclusive fun that is out of this Universe! |      He’ll also provide the breakfast, lunch and drinks for the day! This special treat
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                                           Mari and Ankur Sahu, The Ritz Carlton Osaka and The Ballet, Vickrey and                     is certainly something us city folk don’t get many opportunities to do — so don’t
                                           Yonamine Families                                                                           miss out on yours! Bid high! | ”Captain” Millers Family, The Doyno, Arao,
                                                                                                                                       Small and Bernier Families and LL Bean

                                                                                                                                                     Get Going!
                                           going... super silent
                                                                                                                                       No. SS-53
                                                                                                                                       What does part bike plus part scooter equal? A whole lot of fun! Portable, foldable and
                                                                                                                                       durable, the Footbike is a fun and easy way to get around the city, get fit and take care of
                                           No. SS-50 Are you a Tokyo Family?                                                           the environment. All you need is a bit of kicking power. Whether for exercise, recreation,
                                           We all are! But only a select few get the opportunity to grace the cover of this            or cross training purposes, the Footbike is the way to go. | The Hattori Family
                                           extremely popular monthly magazine. Set the scene and gather the family together
                                           for this professional photo session. Carolyn Dwyer is a professional photographer           No. SS-54 Margaritas and Mojitos:
                                           with plenty of major magazine work to her credit. Best of all, these amazing                Fabulous Florida
                                           photographs will then grace the cover of Tokyo Families. For a whole month you              Start out relaxing Margaritaville-style at the Inn at Key West, a small boutique
                                           will have to go out in sunglasses and a hat to keep people from stopping you in             tropical resort located in the heart of Key West. World-class diving and boating by
                                           the streets — talk abot 15 minutes of fame.....you get a whole month! | Tokyo               day, and fine dining by night. Sip a margarita and watch the famous sunsets for 3
                                           Families Magazine, Carolyn Dwyer Photography                                                glorious evenings. Then, to spice it up…head over to nearby Miami for a two night
                                                                                                                                       stay at the extravagant and “Over the Top” Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach.
                                           No. SS-51 The Art of the Kimono                                                             This is the resort to “see and be seen” at, so be sure to bring your best “going
                                           An incredible opportunity: Japanese brides pay hundreds of thousands to be                  out” outfit for all the fun! Your suite has views over Miami with a magnificent sunset
                                           dressed by the Yamano School. The globally famous Yamano College of Aesthetics              over the bay. | The Wendel and Toppino Families
                                           will take a group or family of seven, fix your hair and make-up, and dress you in
                                           their famous original kimonos. A professional portrait is included for the memories!        No. SS-55     The In-Laws
                                           Trust us, this is the real thing and definitely not that touristy geisha gig. | Yamano      The Oakwood Serviced Apartments Azabu-Juban is offering a one-week stay in a one
                                           College of Aesthetics                                                                       bedroom paired with two, half-day guided tours around Tokyo. House guests on the
                                                                                                                                       horizon? This will surely make for a memorable stay! It is the perfect solution for the out
                                           No. SS-52    Come Sail Away                                                                 of town guests. They will be so grateful (and so will you)! You just ducked having to go
                                           Take some time out to explore the coast of Japan by sailboat! This 49 foot modern,          to Tokyo Tower for the umpteenth time, and your guests will surely learn a thing or two
                                                  custom made, fiberglass and teak ketch is fully equipped with all the comforts       from this seasoned tour specialist. (Tour Guide services expire July 1, 2009) | Secured
                                                       of home. Choose a weekend night and head to the Uraga- Velasis City             Capital Japan, Yuriko Kimura
                                                          Marina (1 hour 20 min from Tokyo by car) with your loaded LL Bean ASIJ
                                                            customized boat tote. Beforehand, you’ll have the chance to fill it with   No. SS-56     Envy of All Parking
                                                            all the seaworthy gear you purchased with the enclosed LL Bean gift        Everyone loves going out to Chofu for all the fun events. What everyone dreads is the
                                                            certificate! Once you arrive and check things out, you will enjoy a        parking! Worry no more! You can have your own dedicated space whenever you want
                                                           gourmet picnic dinner on board your new home away from home.                it! Winterfest — it’s easy! Football weekends — no problem! The parking place will be
                                                         It’s the perfect moment to pop open that bottle of champagne                  available with advance notice. A special “PTA Auction Winner” sign will let everyone
                                                                  we’ve included! The boat sleeps four very comfortably (eight         know who this lucky winner is! Parking period will be April 1, 2009–March 31, 2010.
                                                                          not so much!) so get a good night’s sleep, because           Non-transferable. | The American School in Japan
                                                                                the next morning you set sail. Ship’s captain
                                                                                        Tony Miller (an ASIJ parent) will take         No. SS-57     The Glamorous Life
                                                                                                you touring and is happy to            Birthday? Anniversary? Do these words
                                                                                                          customize an itinerary
                                                                                                                                       cause stress and anxiety over                                                                  21
                                                                                                                    just for you.      how to make them
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                                           special and memorable? Problem solved! Get dressed up in your most fashionable
                                           finest and await your chauffer driven Phantom Rolls Royce. The driver will then take you      and between Dec 23 through January 3) | The Menard Family, Hotel Seiyo
                                           to the always memorable Park Hyatt Tokyo. As you look out on the views of the city,           Ginza
                                           enjoy an elegant dinner for four at the New York Grill includes welcome Champagne and
                                           a bottle of wine. Drink up and have fun — remember, you’re not driving! | Park Hyatt          No. SS-61    Sushi… Nobu-Style
                                           Tokyo and Cornes                                                                              This favorite eatery is always a treat! And with Nobu himself in the house it is sure to
                                                                                                                                         be a 5-star night! Gather five of your closest friends and let the menu be chosen
                                           No. SS-58     Mangia!                                                                         for you… of course you can always make special requests! Nobu will come and
                                           These up and coming chefs out did themselves last year and are back to do it again!           greet everyone as he introduces your courses and checks in on you throughout
                                           Currently frustrated real estate guys, you will find yourself wondering how they could        the night. Talk about VIP dining! I bet DeNiro doesn’t even have it this good! Date
                                           have chosen such a wrong career! Relax and let Jon Paul and Michael do all the                is to be mutually arranged.| Anonymous Donor
                                           cooking... we promise you won’t be disappointed. Agree on a menu of Italian specialties
                                           before hand or simply be surprised. All you need to do is invite friends over (dinner         No. SS-62     ELC Tokyo Tower
                                           is for 8 people) and sit back and relax. The food, fine wine (these guys know their           Look closely at this masterpiece. It’s Tokyo Tower with a twist. Each and every ELC
                                           grapes!), even the dishes will be taken care of. We’ve even provided a bottle of              child has their picture (more than just one!) arranged in a collage that comes together
                                           wine to take home now to get you in the mood. Get ready to be entertained! | The              to form Tokyo Tower. With over 1,000 photos the man hours alone make this piece a
                                           Toppino and Griffin Families                                                                  priceless work of art! Serving double duty as a keepsake of your time at ELC and in
                                                                                                                                         Tokyo, this one is worth having at any price! | The Vickrey Family
                                           No. SS-59     Pinball Wizards
                                           Whose got game? Here’s your the chance to find out. This dodgeball-like game against          No. SS-62     The Ultimate In-Law Package
                                           the teachers is sure to be intense! Here is your child, and 19 of their friends/classmates’   Tired of the jet lag and hassle associated with traveling home for the holidays,
                                           chance to get even with their teachers. Homework on a Friday? Recess privileges               but can’t stand the thought of being apart from your family? Here is the perfect
                                           lost? Now is the time to make those teachers pay! This hour long epic battle will end         solution! Enjoy a six--night stay at the Mori Living Serviced Apartments at Roppongi
                                           with delicious and refreshing ice cream sundaes! It’s all in good fun…. right? Date to        Hills in a one bedroom unit. Perfect for bringing your loved ones to you! With this
                                           be mutually agreed upon. Students will ride the 5pm bus home. | Carl Knudsen and              package, enjoy six tickets to the Mori Art Museum and Tokyo City View, unlimited
                                           The Proud Teachers of ASIJ                                                                    access to the four Hills Spa for the duration of your stay, two movie tickets to
                                                                                                                                         Virgin TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills and a ¥10,000 dinner shopping voucher
                                                                                                                                         usable at Roppongi Hills. Your guests will definitely not get bored with all this to
                                           No. SS-60     Honeymoon in Ginza?                                                             offer! Good until the end of September 2009.| The Mori Building Co., Ltd.
                                           Your perfect weekend starts out packing your bags and heading to Ginza. Arriving
                                                      at L’osier Restaurant you understand immediately how special this place
                                                         is. With three Michelin stars to his credit, Chef Bruno Menard delights
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                                                           with original and contemporary French cuisine. It will be love at first
                                                            taste! With a smile on your face and a memory to last a lifetime,            No. S-100    Dreaming of the Big Leagues
                                                            head down the road to your private retreat for the night at the Hotel        MLB? Yeah, it could’ve been you! Are visions of greatness swirling in your head? If
                                                            Seiyo Ginza. The stay for two in a suite with breakfast, will have you       you’ve missed your calling and are ready to give it a shot — the ASIJ Parent/Teacher
                                                          falling in love all over again. In the heart of Ginza, this Rosewood Hotel     Softball extravaganza is the perfect opportunity! The winner gets to field the team of
                                                             is a luxurious haven of modern comfort. Each room is designed               his or her choice and go head to head with the finest ASIJ has to offer! With Team ASIJ
                                                                         to reflect the comforts and convenience of a private            eager to regain the title, competition is expected to be fierce. However it turns out,
                                                                                  residence. You will be treated like a celebrity        there will be plenty of beer, a delicious BBQ, and a bus ride back into Tokyo. Batter up!
                                                                                          with your personal concierge and private       Date to be mutually determined. | Team ASIJ
                                                                                                   butler. It’s time to rediscover all
                                                                                                              the luxurious surprises
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                                           No. S-101    Gym for two hours

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                                                                                                                                      from the team and coaches. | The High School Football Coaches
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                                           A house full of kids and not enough options on where to go? A pick up basketball
                                           game? A birthday party? The ASIJ gym can be yours to use for any of these events.          No. S-107    Baby Got Back
                                           With two hours to do as you please this is limited only by your imagination! | The         Let ASIJ’s Hip Hop group put a little groove into your child’s party. These high school
                                           American School in Japan                                                                   boys and girls will coordinate the party, show their performance and teach hip hop
                                                                                                                                      steps to these future krumpers! End the party with a show the kids create. The Hip
                                           No. S-102    Bob Costas? Even Better...                                                    Hop group will even get the birthday boy or girl a cool birthday present. Good for
                                           Watch the game with a bird’s eye view! Learn the team nicknames, even create               up to 10 kids on a mutually agreed upon date. No ballroom dancing allowed! Good
                                           some of your own — you’re running the show! The winner will get to announce                until March 2010. | The High School Dance Club “Hip Hop Group” and FOFA
                                           a 2009 season football game. So brush up on the plays and stats… we’ll be
                                           listening! | Coach John Smith                                                              No. S-108    Tour de Tama
                                                                                                                                      Escape the concrete jungle and rediscover your love of the bicycle by touring along
                                           No. S-103 The Amazing Race                                                                 the Tamagawa River, escorted by trusty guides who know this area like the back of
                                           It’s “The Amazing Race.” Your child and 20 of their friends (maybe their whole school      their hands. The pace and the distance is determined by you … anything from slow
                                           class!) will be led on a scavenger hunt adventure. The grand prize: a pizza and make       and leisurely, stopping to smell the flowers to flat out cranking on the crankshaft.
                                           your own sundae party. Generously offered by the 1st grade teachers, the party will        Midway through this four-hour tour you will be met by a gourmet picnic complete
                                           be immediately following school, on a date determined by teachers and bidder, with         with crystal glasses and suitable beverages to re-hydrate you. The tour will also
                                           the students going home on the 5pm bus. This is a perfect birthday party or end of         include various historic sites and breweries along the river depending on your
                                           year treat! | Judy Astridge, Evelyn Buckler, Marty Olson, Leann Maggart, and               cycling stamina.Date: Between April and June 2009 on a mutually convenient
                                           Teresa Skala                                                                               weekend day | Tim Carr and Scott Adams (cycling gurus) and Patty Butz
                                                                                                                                      and Meagan Pavey (gourmet picnic chefs)
                                           No. S-104 Tennis Anyone?
                                           Serving up tennis for five kids! Spend a couple of hours with a teacher who really         No. S-109    ASIJ High School Musical
                                           knows her way around the court. Your child and four friends will learn tennis from the     Five children will get to meet the cast of the ASIJ high school musical, “How to
                                           best ASIJ has to offer. To help even more, there is a whole basket of goodies sure to      Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” With front row tickets for the matinee
                                           improve anyone’s game. Serving up raquets, balls, even some Sigg bottles to keep           performance and a chance to meet the “stars” these kids will get the insiders
                                           you cool, they’ve got you covered. After all that hard work enjoy an ice cream treat out   view. Included are coupons for the concession stand. | Brent Huber and the
                                           on the playground. Let’s have a ball! | Jennifer Brown and her 2nd Grade Class             High School Musical Cast

                                                        No. S-105 Slam Dunk                                                           No. S-110    Hachimaki
                                                          Kathy Krauth, an ASIJ High School faculty member and basketball             Join Teachers Connie and Melissa in decorating your own hachimaki (Japanese head
                                                           coach, is offering a two-hour basketball clinic for the winning bidder     band). This is a fabulous opportunity for kids to express creativity and understanding
                                                           and up to ten middle school girls. This is the perfect chance to brush     of Japanese culture. After we’re done and donning our incredible hachimaki’s, you and
                                                           up on those skills before next season. Good on a mutually agreed on        four friends will make and eat Japan’s favorite snack food –onigiri. This after school
                                                           dates. | Kathy Krauth                                                      activity can be scheduled on a mutually decided date. (ELC students only.) | Connie
                                                                                                                                      and Melissa ELC
                                                                 No. S-106     Put Me In Coach!
                                                                          Dust off that whistle and get moving! The winning           No. S-111    Something Smells Good in Nursery
                                                                                bidder will become assistant coach for the day        Teacher Courtney’s room is the place to be after all the kids head home from school.
                                                                                        in a 2009 season football game. Assist        Give your child and five friends the chance to get in on all
                                                                                                 in calling offensive plays, and      the fun! They can join Courtney, Tammy,

                                                                                                           receive memorabilia        Ana, and Mayuka and cook up                                                               25
                                                                                                                                      their own after school
                                                                                                                                      No. S-116 Face Painting and More

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                                           snack. The kids can choose the baking recipe and then it’s down to work. Who knew
                                           cooking could be this fun! I bet they’ll even let you lick the spoons! The kids are sure   Paint yourself silly! Really… Join Teacher Murphy for some face painting, body art and
                                           to head home at 3:30 with a smile on their faces. (ELC students only.) | Courtney,         more art magic. You and five of your friends are invited to Murphy’s classroom after
                                           Tammy, Ana, and Mayuka ELC                                                                 school to turn yourselves into walking masterpieces. Yummy snacks and drinks will
                                                                                                                                      be provided for your enjoyment. Date to be mutually determined. (ELC students only.)
                                           No. S-112 Pajama Party                                                                     | Murphy ELC
                                           Come and spend a wonderful afternoon in your pajamas, on or in your sleeping

                                                                                                                                      going... fun
                                           bag, in the classroom watching a movie! That’s right — movie night in the
                                           classroom! Teachers Barbara, Cris, Merete and Joanne are hosting a pajama get-
                                           away party. Bring your teddy and 10 of your closet friends to make mini-pizza’s
                                           and watch a movie in the comfort of a kindergarten class. Date to be mutually              No. S-200 Going Green
                                           determined. Be there or be square! (ELC students only.) | Barbara, Cris, Mereta,           It seems like each week there are more new ways for us to “do our part” in saving
                                           and Joanne ELC                                                                             the planet! Murphy and Mia’s class has done some of the legwork for us, putting
                                                                                                                                      together a package overflowing with eco friendly ideas! From gadgets and gizmos
                                           No. S-113 T-Shirt Party                                                                    to tips and tools, there is enough in here to help you really make that difference.
                                           Wear the art you create! Design and make your own T-shirt with your friends. Use           As a bonus, think of what a good example you’ll set for those little ones who will
                                           fabric paint to create a T-shirt you can wear! Maki and Mary will host a party of 6        need it the most! | Murphy and Mia’s Class ELC
                                           children to work on this project in the playground on a warm day. The party will
                                           begin at 2:30 and end at 3:30 pm. When all the paint is left to dry, its time for a        No. S-201 Rain, Rain Go Away…or Not
                                           snack on the playground! (ELC students only.) | Maki and Mary ELC                          We can’t promise that you’ll never hear the words “I’m bored” again, but we
                                                                                                                                      can guarantee we have the cure! Leapsters, Leapads, games, board games, art,
                                           No. S-114 High Tea in Kimono                                                               books and more fill this basket, and soon your house, with plenty of down time
                                           Five lovely young ladies are invited to join Martha and Marsha for an afternoon            fun! With so much to choose from, you may even find yourself praying for a rainy
                                           tea. With koto music playing in the background, our young ladies will put on light         day! | Courtney and Ana’s Class ELC
                                           geisha makeup, kimono, and geta. They will also learn the proper preparation of
                                           English tea while enjoying yummy cream scones and jam. Each girl will receive a            No. S-202 Let’s Cook!
                                           collection of photos to remember the event. Date to be mutually determined. (ELC           A basket filled with things to let you actually enjoy mealtime prep! Alone, or with your
                                           students only.) | Martha and Marsha ELC                                                    little one there is enough kitchen fun in here to keep you cooking for a long time to
                                                                                                                                      come. Cookbooks, cookie sheets, utensils, aprons, bowls and tons of tasty mixes —
                                                        No. S-115 An Origami Party                                                    the list goes on and on. Share a little family time in the kitchen — or go solo- either way,
                                                          What can you offer the child who has everything? How about an               you’ll be fully outfitted and totally stylish! | Cris and Merete’s Class ELC
                                                           Origami Party – and learn to make an airplane, a windmill and many
                                                            other fabulous Japanese origami toys. After making origami, there         No. S-203     Hitting the Links
                                                            will be a race in the playground to see whose airplane can fly the        There aren’t too many ways to connect with a bit of nature, clear your head, and
                                                           furthest or fastest or even stay in the air the longest – everyone is a    get a bit of exercise to boot than playing a round of golf! This collection will give
                                                          winner! Masako, Yuriko and Mia will sponsor this fantastic event for six    you the tools and the perfect excuse to clear your calendar and get out on the
                                                               children on a date mutually decided. Yummy snacks and drinks           course for a round or two. With everything you and a friend need to enjoy 18 holes
                                                                         will be served. (ELC students only.) | Masako, Yuriko,       at the premier Gotemba Golf Club, this basket will get you in the swing of things.
                                                                                 and Mia ELC                                          | Mary and Maki’s Class ELC

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                                           No. S-204     Cooking with Donna Hayes

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                                                                                                                                          of France’s wine culture. They express their terroir with great complexity. Enjoy the duo
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                                           Australia’s leading food editor and cookbook author knows her stuff! And now you will          of Bordeaux and Burgundy as they will explode against your palate in an unforgettable
                                           too! With a complete range of specialty items this is a gourmet’s dream! Her simple,           way. | Connie and Melissa’s Class ELC
                                           style driven approach to entertaining and cooking will have your guests wondering

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                                           how you did it and inviting themselves back for more. Don’t worry, your secret is safe
                                           with us! Not to be forgotten, all of this comes in a completely stylish one-of-a-kind
                                           “Paper Glue Bamboo” shopping basket by artist Lisa George! This handpainted neo-
                                           traditional Japanese ikkanbari basket with a modern twist will fast become your “go-to”        No. S-300    Tree of Life
                                           tote for all your family outings. From yoga class to Yoyogi picnics this basket will hold it   This paper collage is created using the hands to tear tiny bits of “recycled” magazine
                                           all! | Martha and Yuriko’s Class ELC                                                           paper and layer the pieces using glue onto a stretched canvas. As the children learn
                                                                                                                                          how everything in the world is connected they begin to see the tree take shape. This is
                                           No. S-205     MAC Makeover                                                                     truly a special work of art. | Connie and Melissa’s Class ELC
                                           Receive a private make-up consultation and lesson with one of MAC’s make-up artists
                                           at the MAC store on Omotesando. The make-up artist will work with you to update                No. S-301    Bright Lights Big City
                                           and freshen your look. She will advise you on the best colors and textures for your            As the children explore the city they live in and the buildings that surround them, they
                                           complexion and skin tone, and the best make-up style to suit your personality and              record what catches their eye. These drawings, done in black ink on small white card
                                           your lifestyle. There will also be specific instruction on how to use and apply your new       stock, are truly a look at the cityscape through our children’s eyes. Assembled together
                                           products, so you can easily recreate the looks yourself. Once the Make-up artist has           to form their very own skyline it is a Tokyo we all know, yet is uniquely their own. What
                                           finished your consultation, select over ¥40,000 worth of product – including, brushes          a memory to have! | Barbara and Joanne’s Class ELC
                                           with case, lipsticks and lipgloss, pressed powder, eyeliner, eye shadow, and a make-
                                           up case to help you keep it all organized. | Tammy and Masako’s Class ELC
                                                                                                                                          No. S-302    Reflections
                                                                                                                                          This hand-made framed mirror was made of recycled cypress wood and was
                                           No. S-206     Mirror, Mirror On the Wall                                                       decorated by children utilizing the ancient technique of ikkanbari. Ikkanbari is one of
                                           We aren’t getting older! Well, that is what we tell ourselves anyway, and everyone             the earliest decorative forms of recycling, which has been in existence in Japan circa
                                           else! Now that little white lie doesn’t need to seem so far from the truth. This basket        the 6th century. Ikkanbari translates to “idly pasting”, a method applied to household
                                           includes the world famous Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Face Crème, the Serum, Eye              items pasted with glue then decorated with recycled pieces of paper. This piece was
                                           Crème and Lip Balm. To really send you back in years, a luxurious Rejuvenation Facial          decorated by the children with colorful food wrappers that they collected and then
                                           at the Crème de la Mer Spa at Isetan Shinjuku is included! Win this always popular             shaped into ume and sakura blossoms. The mirrors’ title “Reflections” reminds us
                                           basket, and you may start to believe in the Fountain of Youth. No age restrictions on          that we must look within, to our children and families, and care for the environment,
                                                       this one! Start bidding! | Barbara and Joanne’s Class ELC                          as previous generations have done for future generations. This mirror reminds us
                                                                                                                                          that we must recycle, reserve and reflect. | Murphy and Mia’s Class ELC
                                                            No. S-207     The Power of B2 Wine Basket
                                                            To showcase France’s great wine culture, we have chosen the                   No. S-303      Stairway to Heaven
                                                            powerhouses of France: Bordeaux and Burgundy. Bordeaux is the                 Two matching step stools decorated by the kids in Courtney and Ana’s class will
                                                            most prestigious and renowned wine region. It produces more of the            help your shichi-go-san graduate climb up and help with the chores. The stools
                                                           world’s fine wine than any other, and they are the benchmark for others        are painted white and decorated with torii gates symbolizing their growth and
                                                             to follow. In Burgundy the classification of prestige is the vineyard’s      independence! | Courtney and Ana’s Class ELC
                                                                         terroir, and not the name of the estate (domaine). Great
                                                                                  Burgundies evoke emotions and intrigue; they are
                                                                                         compared to falling in love. Thus we have
                                                                                                                                          No. S-304     Daruma, Daruma I Wish…
                                                                                                                                          I could own this piece of art! That is what your child
                                                                                                 selected these wines with great
                                                                                                                                          is surely thinking! Each person in Cris
                                                                                                           care to share with you
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                                                                                                                                          and Metere’s class drew their                                                               29
                                                                                                                                          own interpretation
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                                           of a Japanese traditional Daruma Doll. Tradition says that you make your wish             views of Tokyo, and breakfast is included at the fabulous K’shiki restaurant…| The
                                           and when it comes true, you color in the second eye of the Daruma. Beautifully            Mandarin Oriental
                                           framed, this work of art will always remind you that wishes DO come true! | Cris
                                           and Merete’s Class ELC                                                                    No. S-402     Bali High
                                                                                                                                     Kick back and relax with two nights in a poolside villa at the tranquil Maya Ubud Resort
                                           No. S-305     Box of Memories                                                             and Spa in Bali. Enjoy the privacy of your own cottage and garden with a plunge pool
                                           Time flies by too fast sometimes. We can’t stop it, but we can try and store some         or lounge by one of the two main pools, sample a traditional Balinese massage in the
                                           memories away for later. This beautiful, handmade washi covered tea box is the            riverside spa or stretch out at one of the yoga classes. Set high above two river valleys,
                                           perfect place to keep them! The top is decorated with a self-portrait of the children     the Maya Ubud’s award-winning architectural blend of the old and modern offers a
                                           that is then stiched into a beautiful quilt that truly captures this special moment in    welcome respite from the rat race. Downtown Ubud’s galleries, shops, restaurants and
                                           time! | Mary and Maki’s Class ELC                                                         bars are only minutes away on the free shuttle bus. Your next trip abroad should be this
                                                                                                                                     one! | Maya Ubud and Spa
                                           No. S-306     A,B,C,D…
                                           There is no better way to learn your ABC’s than with all your friends around! This        No. S-403 One night Escape:
                                           canvas features each child doing what they do best — having fun while learning! Who       The ANA Intercontinental
                                           wouldn’t want to having this fun human alphabet on your child’s wall. | Martha and        ANA is getting lots of buzz with its upgraded dining options and redesigned rooms. The
                                           Yuriko’s Class ELC                                                                        Executive Suite smells expensive, and is! The package includes access to the fabulous
                                                                                                                                     new Club Intercontinental Lounge where complimentary breakfast and champagne
                                           No. S-307     Look at Me Grow                                                             cocktails are served. Feel miles away from it all without leaving your neighborhood! |
                                           It’s growing season at the ELC! Tammy and Masako’s class have been busy                   ANA Intercontinental Hotel
                                           learning about plants and how things grow. The children decorated this sake pot
                                           with sakura thumbprints. Their names were then written in gold katakana lettering                 One Night of Glamour:
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                                           resembling a springtime haiku. Enjoy this piece as a memory of your child’s               Ritz Carlton Tokyo
                                           growing year and use it to start your own spring garden! | Tammy and Masako’s             Be glamorous, be pampered, be fêted and fed… if only for one night, like only the
                                           Class ELC                                                                                 Ritz Carlton can do. One night stay with breakfast for two. Watch out that you do not
                                                                                                                                     oversleep. They are famous for the most comfortable bed in the world. | The Ritz

                                           going... places                                                                           Carlton Tokyo

                                                                                                                                     No. S-405     The REAL Princess Makeover by Disney
                                                                Moon over Tokyo:
                                                        No. S-400                                                                    The ultimate luxury for your little princess… .she will be transformed into a princess
                                                          Intercontinental Tokyo Bay                                                 at the new Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique at Tokyo Disney Resort. Then, use your four
                                                           Right in the city, you will enjoy some of the best views of the bay and   passes for either DisneySea or Disneyland. Spend all day, don’t worry about the late
                                                           Rainbow Bridge. Enjoy this one night’s stay in a superior room with       hour. No need to fight the traffic home – just pop on over to the Sheraton Grande
                                                           breakfast at the Blue Veranda. We say, ditch the kids and sleep in! |     Tokyo Bay in the heart of the Disney Resort, where the kids can enjoy the pool while
                                                          Intercontinental Tokyo Bay                                                 you order a cocktail and think to yourself how clever you are to have won this bid!
                                                                                                                                     Breakfast included. Hotel room is double occupancy. | Walt Disney Attractions,
                                                                    No. S-401  Tokyo’s 5 Star Getaway:                               Japan and the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay
                                                                             The Mandarin Oriental
                                                                                    Get away from it all and pamper yourself with    No. S-406     Surf and Fun: Pacific Islands Club Guam
                                                                                           a one-night stay in a deluxe room         Certificates like this one are always good to have
                                                                                                      at one of Tokyo’s finest       on hand for those long school holiday
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                                                                                                                                     This       two-night
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The American School in Japan Spring Gala
                                           package for two in a superior plus room, is one that you are sure to use! | PIC Guam          or summer. Two-level vacation home (sleeps 4 to 6), built in 2004, nestled high
                                                                                                                                         up in the hills just minutes away from the center of Karuizawa. Close access to
                                           No. S-407     Surf and Fun: Pacific Islands Club Saipan                                       charming town, shops, hiking trails, museums, onsens, etc. with stunning views
                                           This getaway is always good to have in sight. Close enough to get away for a long             of the mountains and forests. This quiet and peaceful retreat comes complete
                                           weekend, sun and fun – even US shopping! Two of you can stay three nights and four            with fireplace, balcony, BBQ, and is fully furnished. Perfect for a weekend getaway
                                           days, just enough to leave tan and rested. | PIC Saipan                                       from Tokyo! | The Dacaret Family

                                           No. S-408     Hyatt Hakone…Your Mountain Getaway                                              No. S-413 The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
                                           Take a deep breath and appreciate the fresh mountain air of Hakone. See the sights            Once you let it weave its spell about you, this resort will claim you for its own. Here,
                                           and then settle in at the Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa. Your one night stay            on the edge of the Delaware River, secluded from the outside world, diversion is
                                           includes breakfast and all the tranquility you deserve! | Hyatt Regency Hakone                absolute. Be exceptionally active or simply allow the gentle current of the Delaware
                                                                                                                                         River to keep time for you, letting the romance and splendor of our mountains soothe
                                           No. S-409     Bettei Senjyuan Ryokan                                                          your senses and satisfy your soul. Enjoy golf at the 27 Hole Tillinghast Designed
                                           This gem of a ryokan is tucked away in the beautiful mountains of Minakami, Gunma.            Golf Club or some R&R at the Spa Shawnee. Just 70 miles due West from NYC on
                                           Just 90 minutes drive from Tokyo, this popular ryokan is especially family friendly. Settle   Route 80, Shawnee is a stone’s throw from the city. There is also hiking, canoeing
                                           in and relax in your rooms’ own outdoor private onsen with magnificent views of the           and biking along the Appalachian Trail. Our Gala gift package includes a 5 night
                                           mountains. In the winter months this is especially a treat! A Japanese-style dinner and       stay with complimentary golf each day and two 60 Minute treatments at the Spa
                                           breakfast, kid-friendly meals, and your own private butler attending to your every need       Shawnee. Blackout dates: July 3-5, 2009 and December 23, 2009 through January
                                           you can’t help but return to Tokyo a little more zen! Good for two adults and two             2, 2010.| The Tim Kirkwood Family
                                           children. | The Tanaka and Lin Families
                                                                                                                                         going... spoiled
                                           No. S-410    Woodsman Village Weekend
                                           Take the family out to a weekend of real camping without the hassle! Just a few hours                 Dom Perignon Champagne Brunch at the
                                                                                                                                         No. S-500
                                           outside of Tokyo outside of Nikko, you will stay in these unique log cabins and cook          Ritz Carlton
                                           over a campfire. Cozy up around the wood burning stove and have some family time              Somebody pinch me, because I think I am dreaming – did they really say all you can
                                           without the distractions of the city. | Woodsman Village                                      drink Dom? Included in this delicious brunch for two: all the Ritz glamour and fawning,
                                                                                                                                         plus one of the best views that only lots of money can buy…| The Kent Family
                                           No. S-411    Coolwater Phuket
                                                    The name should say it all. This five-night stay in your own private villa on the           Tokyo American Club
                                                                                                                                         No. S-501
                                                       island of Phuket defines the good life. With your own private swimming            wants to spoil you too!
                                                          pool nestled in the hills of Phuket, the hectic life of Tokyo will seem        Go ahead, nobody will see you slip into the fluffy robe and sneak off for your
                                                           worlds away. In between swimming and sightseeing make some time               massage and manicure at the spa. Re-emerge and get dressed because you are
                                                           to rest up- unfortunately you can’t escape forever! Management fees           off to a fantastic dinner for two in the New York Suite. | Tokyo American Club
                                                           apply. (Blackout dates: Christmas and Chinese New Year)| The Tim
                                                           Kirkwood Family                                                               No. S-502     Cirque du Soleil
                                                                                                                                         Four tickets to the incredible Cirque du Soleil “ZED” at the Tokyo Disney Resort site.
                                                                   No. S-412   The One and Only Exclusive                                They have outdone themselves with this production… just don’t call it a circus.| Cirque
                                                                              Karuizawa                                                  du Soleil and Walt Disney Attractions, Japan
                                                                                     Where the Japanese rich and famous go to
                                                                                            play. Enjoy three days/two nights            No. S-503    Love your Mama
                                                                                                     in beautiful Karuizawa!             Yes, she does deserve it. Give your
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                                                                                                                                         No. S-508     Margaritas and Manicures

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The American School in Japan Spring Gala
                                           for Mother’s Day (or any day!) First of all, she really wants—no needs not just one, but
                                           two ultimate facials by Beauty Carmel. Looking that good she needs to show it off—at          What better excuse for a Girls Night Out? Treat four girls to manicures by Aya in the
                                           a champagne brunch for 4 at the French Kitchen. She also really needs her gossip              comfort of your own home and enjoy some decadent pedicure products. Then take it
                                           and fashion news from the US—four monthly magazine subscriptions of her choice                out on the town for some Margarita madness at the tasty Akasaka fave, Mexico Lindo!
                                           will be delivered to her between september and may for an entire year! Top it off with        Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! | The Shimozaki-Ito and Toppino Families, Aya Omi
                                           an in house flower arrangement by Minda that is almost as pretty as she is! | Beauty
                                           Carmel, The Hammer and Griffen Families, The Grand Hyatt Tokyo                                No. S-509     The Book Club Hostess with the Mostest
                                                                                                                                         Sit back and take the stress out of hosting book club, while raising the bar at the same
                                           No. S-504     Cloud 9                                                                         time! The package includes six Riedel crystal Couture Aperitif glasses, six Couture
                                           That is where you will be sleeping with these luxury King size sheets on your bed! At a       champagne glasses, four bottles of Australian wine, two trays of homemade Japanese
                                           1,000 thread count the softness of them will have you calling in sick and staying in bed      appetizers to serve 10, and melt in your mouth desserts to serve 10-12. A selection of
                                           all week! Don’t fall asleep on this one! Start bidding. | The Jardine Family                  recommended Book Club picks are included in this literary lover’s dream basket.| Riedel
                                                                                                                                         Crystal, Quantas Airways, Wishbone Catering, The Radmilovich Family
                                           No. S-505     Atsuo Baba Outdoor Family Photo Shoot
                                           Whether you are hoping for a souvenir of your time in Japan, or you just want                 No. S-510     Stay Young...Have a Party?
                                           to capture the memories, you won’t regret the money spent on a professional                   For some people, entertaining is a stressful undertaking. A clean house, tasty food, the
                                           photo shoot with one of Tokyo’s most talented photographers. The package                      guest list..so many things to do. This ever so simple, winning combination will vanish all
                                           includes 4 poses of the entire family and a set of prints (2- 8x10, 4- 5x7, 16                those fears away! Kajitaku is a multi-service company that can provide everything you
                                           wallet size prints) | Atuso Baba                                                              need for your next party. We have assembled three cleaning certificates- one before
                                                                                                                                         the party, one for after, and one just because they are so great to have (these are good
                                           No. S-506     Chick Flick Basket                                                              for three hours each-cool!)! Check that off the list! Next, the food. What do you know,
                                           Your husband has abandoned you, the kids are all at sleepovers and you are all alone?         Kajitaku partners with a famous “Anti Aging” restaurant in Azabu-Juban and will deliver
                                           Don’t mope….Party! Slip into a lush bubble bath with some tasty wine and chocolates,          yummy, healthy, organic food for 20 people. (for an extra charge, they will even stay and
                                           then get in your PJs (the ones with the holes – OK!) and curl up to watch your favorite       serve!) Check that off the list as well! Lastly, you will need the guest list. I’m guessing we
                                           chick flick- there are ten in here to choose from. Still feeling sorry for yourself? Grab a   can leave that one up to you! See, we told you it would be easy. | Kajitaku
                                           book (thats in here too) or write it all down in your diary with your brand new fine pen!
                                           | The Webb Family                                                                             No. S-511 Going... Like the Movie Star
                                                                                                                                         you Know you Are
                                                  No. S-507      Classic Date Night                                                      Have you ever wonered how thoses celebrities look so great on the red carpet? Well,
                                                        No excuses…. you can go guilt free on your date night. Dine in one of            they have experts tending to their every beauty need. Now is your chance to join them.
                                                         the fabulous Roppongi Hills restaurants with your ¥10,000 certificate.          You and three BFFs will cruise over in your Mercedes Benz that is yours for the day to
                                                           Then off to the movies you go, with spending money for junk food              the brand new Bobbi Brown store on Aoyama Dori for a full makeover. Sip Champagne
                                                           (gotta love the caramel corn at the Toho Cinemas). No need to worry           and relax as Bobbi Brown’s consultants will advise you on the skincare regime that best
                                                           about the kids…they are having fun with the babysitter, courtesy of           suits your complexions. Then they will work with you to create a fresh, new look for your
                                                           Chez Vous! (Or use the Chez Vous voucher towards four hours of                make-up for everyday and evenings that best suits your personalities and lifestyles. The
                                                         cleaning or handyman services). The best part…. you can do it all again         consultation will include specific instruction on applying their proucts so you can easily
                                                              next weekend—we’ve given you double! | The Radmilovich and                 recreate your new look. Once the beauty consultant has finished, you will each be able
                                                                         Hong Families                                                   to select ¥10,000 worth of products. When you leave the store you and your three
                                                                                                                                         girlfriends will be glamorous and red carpet-ready for a fabulous night out on the town.
                                                                                                                                         | The Loomis Family, Daimler-Chrysler Mercedes Benz

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                                           going... out                                                                                  No. S-605      Italian Dinner Basket

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                                                                                                                                         Filled with everything you could want, I’m getting hungry just writing about it! With lots
                                                                                                                                         of gourmet food and wine selections, a pasta maker and more you will be on your way
                                           No. S-600     Thai Dinner Party                                                               to preparing a delicious dinner! If all else fails, there is an Il Mulino gift certificate included.
                                           Enjoy true Thai hospitality at this hosted dinner party. This dinner party for six with       You can’t always do all the cooking! Certificate expires May 2009. | Sadayasu, Lin
                                           delicious Thai delicacies is prepared especially for you and your guests. Arrive at your      and Nguyen Families
                                           hosts’ home and be prepared to be spoiled! With not so much as a dish to wash or
                                           crumb to clean you will be able to truly enjoy the company of your friends! Plan now,
                                           party expires in May. | The Andrews Family
                                                                                                                                         No. S-606      Mario i Sentieri
                                                                                                                                         This former Iron Chef and Luxor owner/chef has a new hot spot in town. Nestled
                                                                                                                                         in the back streets of Nishi Azabu this small, elegant eatery is both a romantic
                                           No. S-601    Cravin’ Cajun                                                                    getaway and a comfortable gathering place for friends. Mario is always on hand
                                           Tokyo may seem a far cry from New Orleans but step foot into Bourbon Street restaurant        to share a toast, make reccomendations from the menu, and guide you through
                                           and you are immediately transported! From the smell of Cajun cooking in the kitchen,          the wine list. With this dinner for four expect all of this and much more. Make it
                                           to the unforgettable jazz in the background, this has all the makings of a fun night out in   a night out with friends and discover this jewel right in our own back yard. (Wine
                                           Roppongi. Owner/Chef Sohan is a legend on his own. Come hungry and find out why!              not included) | Mario i Sentieri
                                           Use your ¥30,000 of certificates to pay for it all.| The Modena Family

                                           No. S-602     Oak Door for 4
                                           No plans on a Friday night? Want to get together with friends but don’t feel like cooking?
                                                                                                                                         going... in style
                                           Keep this handy certificate close by! Perfectly paired with a movie night, or go just to
                                           linger over a bottle of wine, the Oak Door is a favorite go-to restaurant for a reason! |
                                                                                                                                         No. S-700      Buddha Carving
                                                                                                                                         Find your inner peace under the compassionate gaze of this bas relief Buddha
                                           The Grand Hyatt Tokyo
                                                                                                                                         carving. | The Leroux Family

                                                  Massage, Manicure and
                                           No. S-603
                                                                                                                                         No. S-701      Jewels n Style Necklace
                                           a Meal… Marvelous!                                                                            Feel bejeweled in this Shirley Sing Masuyama design. A classic blend of semiprecious
                                           Take some time out for yourself and enjoy the Tokyo American Club’s Spa at Takanawa.
                                                                                                                                         stones that will delight you! | Jewels ‘n Style
                                           Enjoy a massage and a 45-minute manicure. Afterwards drink and eat to your heart’s
                                           delight with free-flowing Champagne at the New York Suite’s Sunday dinner buffet for
                                           two at the Tokyo American Club. | The Tokyo American Club and The Recreation
                                                                                                                                         No. S-702      KarMa jewelry necklace
                                                                                                                                         Going Asian style. Make a statement with this dramatic red and black lacquered carved
                                                                                                                                         beaded necklace. | KarMa Jewelry

                                                            No. S-604     “Craving” a Party!                                             No. S-703      KU Jewelry
                                                             It couldn’t possibly get more fun than this! And easy! Let owner/chef
                                                                                                                                         Create your own red carpet look with this stunning red and silver jeweled evening bag.
                                                             Miri of Cravings restaurant in Azabu-Juban prepare hors d’oeuvres
                                                                                                                                         Angelina, eat your heart out! | KU Jewelry
                                                            for 30 of your most fun friends! The delicious American style menu will
                                                           give everyone the energy they need to rock out with the band all night
                                                               long! “Boken” is fast becoming the must have entertainment for any        No. S-704      Painting by Le Minh Duc
                                                                          casual night out! ELC dad Jon Kirkwood and friends will        Take home an international masterpiece created during Le Minh’s visit to ASIJ.
                                                                                 play the sounds of everything from the Eagles to        This painting incorporates both the frenetic energy of daily life and the calm of the
                                                                                        Oasis! They even take requests. | The Jon        meditative experience. | Torizaka Art
                                                                                                 Kirkwood Family, Cravings
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                                           No. S-705    Painting by Le Minh Duc

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                                                                                                                                    for a homey spot in your home.Support our community’s talent! | Teresa Moore
                                           Enjoy the magical spaces of Hanoi through the artistic inspiration of Le Minh Duc.
                                           He painted this during a visit to ASIJ—his special places rendered in our special        No. S-713    DH Rosen artwork
                                           place. | Torizaka Art                                                                    Enjoy the imagination and artistic vision of visiting artist DH Rosen in your own home.
                                                                                                                                    Created during his tenure at ASIJ, this work has both international star power and local
                                           No. S-706    Designer Leather Jackets (a) (b) (c) (d)                                    interest. Make this special work yours today. | DH Rosen
                                           Be a reimagined Thelma or Louise in these fab jackets. Each is one of a kind—sure
                                           to make a look-at-me-statement with wit and whimsy. Size small only—try on your          No. S-714    Framed Art by Greg Vikse
                                           favorite and go for a ride! | Stacey and Kelly Miyashita                                 Think the subway is a quintessential Japanese experience? Take home this framed
                                                                                                                                    print by artist Greg Vikse whose closely observed scenes of Japanese life are well-
                                           No. S-707 Wally Yonamine                                                                 known. | Greg Vikse
                                           Pearl Necklace
                                           Be like Liz Taylor! Celebrities and everyone with style has pearls from Wally            No. S-715    Framed Print from Kanda Gallery
                                           Yonamine Pearls. Join the club with this gorgeous freshwater pearl bauble. |             Travel back to Edo era Japan in this classic woodblock.”Castle in Autumn”,
                                           Wally Yonamine Pearls                                                                    captures the fall season in Japan and the beautiful architecture of a traditional
                                                                                                                                    castle. | Kanda Gallery
                                           No. S-708    Tansu Chest
                                           What well-dressed home in Tokyo does not have a classic tansu chest?These “stair-        No. S-716    Amit Jewelry Necklace
                                           step” design chests have provided both form and function in Japanese homes for           Go out in style in this opera length necklace of smoky quartz beads and fresh water
                                           centuries and now are sought after as the perfect antique that has contemporary flair.   pearls with matching adjustable bracelet. | Amit Jewelry
                                           Bring it home today. | Akariya Kanaru-sha
                                                                                                                                    No. S-717    Ki Nimori Sumi-e
                                           No. S-709    Side Table                                                                  Enjoy a traditional sumi-e painting done by artist Ki Nimori—unmistakably understated,
                                           This antique end table with classic lines and perfect proportions will fit in any        elegant and Japanese. | Ki Nimori
                                           décor—in Japan or anywhere in the world.It’s a keeper now and wherever life
                                           takes you. | Interior Collections                                                        No. S-718    Glass Platters (a) (b) (c) (d)
                                                                                                                                    Enjoy passing one of these fabulous glass platters at your next cocktail party.
                                           No. S-710    Framed Tokuda Print                                                         Made by talented ASIJ students, these are an artistic and colorful statement. |
                                                      Enjoy this framed print by Akira Tokuda, well-known print maker, paper and    ASIJ student Madeline McHose
                                                        glass artist.His works are in private and public collections in Japan and
                                                          around the world. Start your collection now. | JPMorgan                   No. S-719    Lions at the Gate
                                                                                                                                    Enjoy this print of traditional lions at a moon gate. A small gem. | Rebecca
                                                           No. S-711    Framed Shinoda Print                                        Sentgeorge
                                                           If anything defines classic style in Japanese modern art, it’s Toko
                                                          Shinoda. Buy this framed print and enjoy having star power on your
                                                         own walls! | JPMorgan                                                      going... family fun
                                                                             No. S-712    Lithograph                                No. S-800    Rieko Cooking for 10 Kids
                                                                                    Enjoy the work of Teresa Moore, talented        Rieko of Wishbone Catering will conduct a cooking party for 10 kids in
                                                                                            artist and ASIJ parent.This             your home. Kids will have a fun, hands-on
                                                                                                    lithograph of birds in a        experience. When the cooking is
                                     38                                                                      nest is perfect        over they can enjoy the
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                                           products of their own making! And who knows, maybe you can even get them to cook             dance. Watch the included HSM 3 DVD while eating the homemade HSM themed
                                           dinner one night! | Wishbone Catering, the Hong Family                                       birthday cake! | Jackson Hunsaker, Spenser Miller, The Radmilovich, Hall and
                                                                                                                                        Vogdes Families
                                           No. S-801    Rieko Cooking for 8 Teens
                                           Rieko of Wishbone Catering will conduct a cooking class for eight teens in your home.        No. S-807     Children’s Book Library
                                           The teens will learn the art of Japanese cuisine and afterwards they can enjoy the           A valuable collection of 25 of the very best award-winning children’s books and
                                           products of their own making! Once they learn these tasty recipes, it will be there turn     children’s classics. These Caldocott medalists will keep your little ones interested
                                           to cook for the family! | Wishbone Catering, The Hong Family                                 for hours. They will read these over and over, and in later years will cherish them
                                                                                                                                        with his/her own children and grandchildren. Just imagining this gets us all teary
                                           No. S-802 Start Your Engines!                                                                eyed! | The Homan, Quinnild, Sadayasu, and Salsberg Families
                                           Matchbox Cars Basket
                                           Has your son been a good boy? Is a nephew having a birthday? He will think your              No. S-808     Oh-so-cute Baby Gift Boxes (a), (b)
                                           are the BEST in the whole wide word when you give him this basket of “everything             Choose from either of these beautifully presented sets. Give it to a baby in your life, or
                                           Matchbox” Cars, including a starter set, trick track, a color launcher, a radar gun, cars,   keep it in the “present closet” — in this community there is always a new baby on the
                                           and the rip roarin’ thunder launcher! Of course, it could be a Father’s Day Gift as well?    horizon. | Mockingbird Trading Company
                                           | The Toppino Family
                                                                                                                                        No. S-809     Baby Shower in a Basket
                                           No. S-803     My Kid Wants to be a Rock Star                                                 Your best friend is expecting and its up to you to throw her a shower! Let us help
                                           Your kid has been begging you for this for ages…. a guitar and five lessons! This            you make the job easier. Here is your Baby Shower in a Box, complete with the
                                           popular instructor will come to your home and get your son or daughter performing in         makings for a successful party. Perfect for any mom-to-be, with decorations, a baby
                                           no time. Sorry, this package does not include ear plugs. | The Tanaka Family                 shower game book, a Starbucks ¥5,000 gift card, and the cherry on top: a unique
                                                                                                                                        outfit for baby by Noko! And for the hostess, there are two Kajitaku Cleaning Service
                                           No. S-804     When I grow up…                                                                certificates—use one before the party, and one afterwards! How easy is that! We’ve
                                           Every little girl’s dream — a high quality wooden doll house with the itty bitty furniture   also thrown in a chic mommy bag and one for daddy too, so they can tote all their new
                                           and dolls — will keep the little darling distracted for hours! | The Saburi Family           loot home! | Noko, The Toppino, Kirkwood, Hirsch-Peskin, Sparrow and Jung
                                                                                                                                        Families, Kajitaku Cleaning

                                           No. S-805     Little Chef Pizza Party
                                           A Pizza party at any one of the Dominos outlets for up to 12 kids. Let the little            No. S-810    “Mirror, Mirror” Princess Basket
                                                    darlings mess up someone else’s kitchen and have an unforgettable                   Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Snow White, Jasmine, Mulan and Tinkerbell… Are these words
                                                       experience. Pizza related goody bags will be offered and there is                enough to send your little one running for her lipstick and a mirror? This collection
                                                         a special pizza gift for the birthday kid. End on a sweet note with            includes outfits of all these lovely ladies, accessories, and even shoes! Stored in handy,
                                                          a custom birthday cake with a theme of your choosing. | Higa                  cute totes everyone will know who the fairest of them all really is! | The Platt Family
                                                           Industries and The Oliver Family
                                                                                                                                        No. S-811    Bakesale you Say? Bring it on!
                                                                 High School Musical
                                                           No. S-806                                                                    Birthdays and bakesales…. fear no more! They are no match for you now that you

                                                          Birthday Party                                                                are armed with this winning basket. Packed with everything you’ll need- mixes,
                                                                                                                                        a cupcake stand, frosting, a cookbook, decorations, even a carrier to tote them
                                                                      Is your child HSM obsessed? This is her birthday party
                                                                                                                                        in- you can be ready for any occasion. The only thing missing is Betty! | The
                                                                              dream — and you can just sit back and videotape
                                                                                                                                        Hunsaker and Miller Families
                                                                                    to your hearts content! Three to four middle
                                                                                             schoolers will come to head up
                                                                                                     HSM karaoke, games, and            No. S-812    Earth Friendly
                                     40                                                                        teach the kids a         Use this great, kid friendly globe                                                           41
                                                                                                                                        and      entertaining
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                                           board games to teach your kids all about their planet! Pair it with these fun “Super       leader, and have it customized just for you. You can experience the world’s best
                                           Solar” toys and a solar ipod charger and you’ll have the whole house having fun            powder and take your next trip to the next level. What are you waiting for? Get on
                                           and learning a bunch without ever even realizing it! | The Capizzi, Small and              board and starting shredding. (Board on display can be exchanged for one of the
                                           Toppino Families                                                                           winners choosing) ... Now for the test ride! Take that sweetly tuned board and head
                                                                                                                                      to Alts Bandaisan Onsen Hotel in Fukushima for two nights of powder bliss. With five
                                           No. S-813    Going Green                                                                   different freestyle parks to choose from this home to the Asia Open Snowboarding
                                           Develop your kid’s green fingers with this fun gardening basket. Packed with               Competition has it all. Ski in/out accomodations on one of Tohoku’s largerst ski areas
                                           everything you need to get growing, the basket includes seeds, books with great            means maximum board time. The onsen means complete relaxation at the end of the
                                           indoor and outdoor gardening projects, tools and a cute handmade scarecrow                 day. Ski school for the kids and only three hours drive from Tokyo make this not only
                                           to protect your plants. Get digging and soon you’ll be enjoying the fruits (or bean        doable but repeatable! Start shredding. | Burton, Alts Bandaisan Onsen Hotel
                                           sprouts!) of your labor. | Matt Wilce
                                                                                                                                      No. S-903    Going to the Hoop
                                           going... sporty                                                                            Everyone will know what a gamer you really are when you sport these hard to get
                                                                                                                                      items! Included are a host of original NBA merchandise from the 2009 AllStar
                                           No. S-900A Stronger, Faster, Leaner You!                                                   Weekend, including T-shirts, a golf shirt and hat and a laser engraved All-

                                           (a), (b), (c)                                                                              Star basketball used by the NBA players during All-Star Weekend. This is a
                                                                                                                                      slam dunk! | The Wierzchowski Family
                                           Didn’t you make a New Year’s resolution to improve your health? Here’s your
                                           chance. Certified Fitness Instructor (and ELC parent) Tania Prochilo is offering a
                                           Five-Week Fitness Class good for four people to help you feel great, tone your             No. S-904    Boost Your School Spirit
                                           body and get in shape for summer. Suitable for novice as well as advance exercise          We know you’re no fair-weather Mustangs fan! This basket of premium ASIJ logo
                                           enthusiasts, the sessions (one hour each) will incorporate different exercise              items will keep you comfortable no matter what Mother Nature offers up on game day.
                                           disciplines such as hi/low impact aerobics, cardio box, Pilates, and yoga. A certified     Go Mustangs! | ASIJ Booster Club
                                           group fitness instructor with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) for
                                           the past 16 years, Tania has taught a variety of exercise classes in New York,             No. S-905    Get the Results You Want
                                           Los Angeles and London. Classes start in April and will be held on Wednesday               Tokyo Fitness offers the winner an exciting fitness program: one personal training
                                           mornings at Roppongi Hills Residence Community Room. Grab your workout                     session plus three boot camp classes. Conducted in indoor and outdoor environments,
                                           buddies and get moving! | The Prochilo and Wilson Families                                 boot camp fitness workouts are fun, creative, innovative, inspirational and motivating.
                                                                                                                                      And after all that work — what could be more welcome than a one-hour massage?
                                                    No. S-901     Go Giants                                                           Neuromuscular (deep-tissue) massage concentrates on specific muscles to help
                                                        Cheer on the popular Yomiuri Giants from spacious front row balcony           release tension, relieve pan and provide deep relaxation. Experience the power of this
                                                         seats! Enjoy two tickets with premium level seating (no one in front         therapeutic massage. Certificate expires one year from today. | Hiroko Yanagida
                                                          of you!) for a Giant’s home game at the Tokyo Dome. Choose                  (Neuromuscular Massage) and Nathan Schmidt (Tokyo Fitness)
                                                          from the following dates: Sat. April 4 (vs. Carps); Sat. April 25 (vs.
                                                          Dragons); or Sat. May 9 (vs. Dragons). Game time is 6 pm. | The             No. S-906    Hit the Ground Running With Nike
                                                          McKinnon Family                                                             Tune in and tone up with Nike! This running package includes an iPod, Nike Plus
                                                                                                                                      iPod sport kit, Nike Plus remote control and a pair of Nike tennis shoes to help keep
                                                                   No. S-902    Get On Board                                          you motivated mile after mile, plus a personalized running training plan from the “Nike
                                                                           Legendary for its soft powder and breathtaking scenery     Running Guy” himself Chris O’Donnell. He can help improve your times, your skills and
                                                                                (not to mention the hot springs), Japan’s snow        yourself. Isn’t it time to get your running game on? | O’Donnell Family
                                                                                           resorts are not to be missed. Win
                                                                                                    this board from Burton, the       No. S-907    Tennis in Tokyo
                                                                                                             snowboard industry       ASIJ faculty members Jennifer                                                             43
                                     42                                                                                               Brown and Barbara
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                                                                                                                                        customers only. | Sam Yoshida
The American School in Japan Spring Gala
                                           Carr are offering a Round Robin Tennis Tournament for up to 14 players. Round
                                           up a team for a day of fun, fitness and prizes. Talk about a nice way to spend
                                           the day. It’s definitely the place to go to feel like a pro! Date to be determined. |        No. S-1004     Game on!
                                           Jennifer Brown and Barbara Carr                                                              Make a gamer’s day with this special edition PSP®—just in time for summer traveling.
                                                                                                                                        It’s all here: games, music, movies and more. This is a sleek, light, portable, got-to-

                                           going... wired
                                                                                                                                        have-it gadget. | The Layden Family

                                                                                                                                        No. S-1005 Wii Fit – the solution for your
                                           No. S-1000                                                                                   couch potato kid?
                                           the way you watch TV                                                                         Don’t try to lug this home in your suitcase, just grab this one… The perfect solution
                                           Watch programming — wherever you are. With a2bTV hosting, you can stream quality             for the kid who cannot be pried from the computer games, and needs more activity!
                                           satellite TV in real time over the internet to your laptop, desktop PC or TV. This package   Mom, get on there too…you’ll be swimsuit ready in no time. | Assist Solutions
                                           includes the first three months of a2b hosting for Standard Definition System Live (no
                                           DVR). Start up fee is also donated. (Recipient will need to sign up for DirecTV monthly      No. S-1006     Wii want to be a Rock Star too!
                                           service; and then pay the a2b hosting fees after the first 3 months). A US residential       So you don’t have time to commit to the actual guitar lessons, but you still want to jam
                                           address (past or present) is required for this package. | a2bTV                              like a rock star? This Rock Band 1 would be fun for the kids, if they can successfully
                                                                                                                                        wrestle the Wii remote from Dad! | The Hamilton Family
                                           No. S-1001 REALLY Revolutionize
                                           the Way You Watch TV                                                                         No. S-1007     Halo VIP Edition
                                           With the addition of a digital video recorder (DVR) and 32-inch LCD screen TV you can        Halo 3 Collector’s Edition, Bungie’s popular video game, makes its 3rd debut on the
                                           enhance your viewing experience to a whole new level. Whether you are across the             Xbox 360. This Limited Edition comes in a sleek metal collector’s case. In addition
                                           town or across the globe, anytime, anyplace, you will be able to watch and record your       to the game, the Limited Edition includes the “Bestarium,” a hardcover guide to the
                                           favorite shows. (Recipient will need to sign up for DirecTV monthly service; and then        game’s species, civilizations, and cultures. The bonus disc includes Bungie’s high-
                                           pay the a2b hosting fees after the first 3 months). A US residential address (past or        definition home theater calibration tool; “Art Attack” with concept, production art,
                                           present) is required for this package. | a2bTV and Corning Holding Japan GK                  an exclusive Dashboard theme, and gamer pics; a Halo-themed minigame; and a
                                                                                                                                        variety of short films on a wide range of subjects. Note: This particular game box was
                                           No. S-1002     Help is here!                                                                 donated to ASIJ by Bungie’s lead audio designer, and the case has been signed by
                                           Ryo Nakamizo is an onsite computer whiz who will help melt all those frustrating             members of the Bungie team. | The Weinland Family
                                                   computer moments away. This gift of one free visit includes: free PC
                                                      diagnostics (check computer status, connection, virus, and more), free
                                                        PC repair (reinstall Windows, remove software and more), and free
                                                         consulting for your home network. You can’t afford NOT to have this!
                                                         | Compwalker Services

                                                           No. S-1003Never Fear, the Computer Guy
                                                            is Here (a), (b), (c)
                                                                       If you’ve got PC computer problems, we’ve got the guy
                                                                               for you. The winner receives one in-house visit for
                                                                                      PC service and support from Sam Yoshida.
                                                                                              Getting your computer up to
                                                                                                       speed is just a phone call
                                     44                                                                         away. For new                                                                                                      45
                                           our sponsors                                            corporate donors

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The American School in Japan Spring Gala

                                                          42 Below                       Hon-Chiba Golf Club                Hyatt Regency Kyoto
                                                          A Cut Above                    Hotel Seiyo Ginza                  Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay
                                                          About Food                     Intercontinental Hotel Tokyo Bay   Park Hyatt Tokyo
                                                          a2bTV.com                      Interior Collection K.K.           Park Hyatt Shanghai
                                                          Akariya Kanaru-sha             Itoen                              Peninsula Hotel Tokyo
                                                          Allied Pickfords               Japan Airlines                     Priya Indian Restaurant
                                                          Alts Bondaisan Onsen Resort    Jewels ‘n Style                    Qantas Airways
                                                          American Airlines              JPMorgan                           Riedel Japan Co., Ltd.
                                                          AMIT Trading                   J’s Kitchen                        Ritz-Carlton Tokyo
                                                          Assist Solutions               Kaffir Lime                        Ritz-Carlton Osaka
                                                          Atsuo Baba                     Kajitaku                           Salsita
                                                          Aya Omi                        Kanda                              Sam Yoshida
                                                          Bacardi/ES Japan               KarMa Jewelry                      Secured Capital
                                                          Beauty Carmel                  Kelly and Stacey Miyashita         Sin Den
                                                          Bobby Valentine                Ki Nimori                          Sogetsu School
                                                          Build-A-Bear Workshop Japan    KidZania                           Suji’s Restaurant and Bar
                                                          Burton                         Konishiki Kids                     Sumitomo 3M Limited
                                                          Carolyn Dwyer Photography      KU Jewerly                         T.Y. Express
                                                          Chez Vous Co., Ltd.            LL Bean International              Tokyo American Club
                                                          Chikumanishiki, CO, LTD        L’osier                              Recreation Department
                                                          Citigroup                      Mandarin Oriental Hotel              Women’s Group
                                                          CompWalker                     Mari & Ankur Sahu                  Tokyo Families
                                                          Cornes and Co. LTD             Mario i Sentieri                   Tokyo Fitness
                                                          Corning Holding Japan GK       Maya Ubud, Bali                    Toriizaka Art
                                                          Cravings                       McDonald’s Company (Japan)         United Airlines
                                                          Creative Man Productions       MLB                                Wally Yonamine Pearl Co.
                                                          DaimlerChrysler                Mockingbird Trading Co.            Walt Disney Attractions Japan
                                                            Japan Holding Ltd            Mori Building Co., Ltd.            Who Ga Hair Salon
                                                            Mercedes Benz                Moriya International Ltd.          Wishbone Cooking
                                                          Daniel Kelly                   National Azabu Supermarket           and Catering
                                                          Devi Fusion                    Noko Baby                          Woodsman Village
                                                          Diya Indian Restaurant         Northwest Airlines                 Yamano School of Aesthetics
                                                          Fujimamas                      Pacific Islands Club Guam          YCAC
                                                          Gold Salon Tokyo               Pacific Islands Club Saipan        Yuriko Kimura
                                                          Grand Hyatt Hotel Tokyo        Pan Pacific Yokohama Bay
                                                          Hakuba 47                      ANA Intercontinental Tokyo
                                                          Hartford Life Insurance K.K.   Hyatt Regency Hakone
                                                          Higa Industries

                                                          Hiroko Yanagida
                                                            (Neuromuscular Massage)
                                           our underwriters                                                           family and school donors

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The American School in Japan Spring Gala

                                           Audio-Visual System                                             Andrews Family         Prochilo Family            Jennifer Brown
                                           ASIJ Board of Directors                                         Arao Family            Quinnild Family            Joanne Marlay
                                                                                                           Ballet Family          Radmilovich Family         John Seevers
                                           Auctioneer                                                      Bernier Family         Saburi Family              John Smith
                                                                                                           Capizzi Family         Sadayasu Family            Judy Astridge
                                           Kathy Matsui Koll and Jesper Koll
                                                                                                           Culbert Family         Salsberg Family            Judy Beneventi
                                                                                                           Dacaret Family         Small Familly              Karen Rosetto
                                           Wine | Corkage                                                  Doyno Family           Sparrow Family             Kathy Krauth
                                           Tracy and John Flannery                                         Griffen Family         Takano Family              Ken Poppa
                                           Diane and Greg Hong                                             Griffin Family         Tanaka Family              Leann Maggart
                                           Geoff Culbert and Emma Ward                                     Hamilton Family        Teshigahara Family         Lindy Hines
                                           Stephanie and Greg Guyett                                       Hammer Family          Thomas-Bird Family         Madeline McHose
                                           Min Jin Lee and Chris Duffy                                     Hattori Family         Toppino Family             Maki Hatakeyama
                                                                                                           Hirsch-Peskin Family   Vickrey Family             Marsha Rosenberg
                                           Flowers                                                         Homan Family           Vogdes Family              Martha Mundy
                                           Akane Teshigahara (Sougetsu Ikebana)                            Hong Family            Webb Family                Marty Olsen
                                                                                                           Hunsaker Family        Wendel Family              Mary Eckstein
                                                                                                           Ito Family             Wierzchowski Family        Masako Matsumi
                                           Teacher Tables                                                  Jardine Family                                    Matt Wilce
                                                                                                                                  Wilson Family
                                           Diana and Takumi Tanaka
                                                                                                           Kirkwood, Jon Family   Yonamine Family            Mayuka Suzuki
                                                                                                           Kirkwood, Tim Family   Zwaanstra Family           Meagan Pavey
                                           Decorations                                                     Jung Family                                       Melissa Uchiyama
                                           Cora and Mike Nielon                                            Kent Family            School                     Mereta Kropp
                                           Framing                                                         Layden Family          Ana Blackstone             Mia Kain
                                           Kathy Pike and Lou Forster                                      Leroux Family          ASIJ Booster Club          Neal Murphy
                                                                                                           Lin Family             Barbara Carr               Patty Butz
                                                                                                           Loomis Family          Barbara Sale               Peter Walker
                                                     General Underwriting                                  McKinnon Family                                   Rebecca Sentgeorge
                                                                                                                                  Brent Huber
                                                       Claudelle and Sandeep Deobhakta
                                                                                                           Miller, Bruce Family   Carl Knudsen               Rick Weinland
                                                         Kelly and James Godbout
                                                                                                           Miller, Tony Family    Connie Shimizu             Scott Adams
                                                          Jill and Tom Grooms                              Modena Family                                     Tammy Woolley
                                                                                                                                  Courtney Singer
                                                          Kim and Matthew Haudenshield                     Montgomery Family                                 Teresa Skala
                                                                                                                                  Cris Lozon
                                                          Caren and Kevin Hoffman-Smith                    Moore Family           DH Rosen                   Tim Carr
                                                         Sophie and Max Radmilovich                        Morgenstern Family     Don Maynard                Tim Thornton
                                                       Tomoko and Philip Rosenfeld                         Nagai Family           Evelyn Buckler             Tracey Reed
                                                                   Margaret and Glenn Warner               Nguyen Family          Friends of the Fine Arts   Yuriko Takemoto
                                                                                                           Nomura Family          Glenda Baker
                                                                                  Corporate Underwriting   O’Donnell Family       Greg Vikse
                                                                                        McDonalds          Oliver Family          Jason Hancock
                                                                                              Citigroup    Olsen Family
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                                           tonight’s performers                                                                                             thank you

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The American School in Japan Spring Gala

                                           nihon buyo dancers    string ensemble                             There are too many of you to thank individually, but please know that we
                                           Megan Pinkley         High School Strings                        are very grateful for the unflagging support and constant offers of help we
                                           Jessica May           Kevan Kosobayashi                           have so often received from you all. Thank you for your time and talent!
                                           Julia Forster
                                           Annelise Small        pianist                                                                                   Gala Program Committee
                                           Angie Marsh           Alexander Heideman                                                                 Reception/Check-Out Committee
                                           Samantha McQueston                                                                              ELC Class Basket/Class Project Committee
                                           Hannah May            Thank you to all High School students                                              Corporate Donations Committee
                                           Sophie Kirkwood       who volunteered for this event.                                                       Family Donations Committee
                                           Rebecca Malamud                                                                                                         Raffle Committee
                                           Alexa Huesgen-Hobbs                                                                                                     Set-up Committee
                                           Andre Sonntag                                                                                                       Slideshow Committee
                                                                                                                                  Entertainment Committee /Friends of the Fine Arts

                                           the quilting team                                                               The auction coordinators would like to sincerely thank
                                                                                                                 the following individuals for their special contribution in helping
                                           design team           quilting team                                                               to make this year’s auction a success:
                                           Julie Fukuda          Julie Fukuda, Kendra Morgenstern,
                                           Kendra Morgenstern    Jacqueline Wein, Suzy Baird, Kayako                             The wonderful ASIJ teachers that donated their time
                                           Jacqueline Wein       Barker, Katie Baughman, Judy Beneventi,                              and talents to make this evening great success.
                                                                 Seiko Bernier, Shirley Chen, Hisako
                                                                 Defibaugh, Kelly Godbout, Jill Grooms,                                                   Chofu and ELC PTA Boards
                                                                 Aki Harada, Diane Hong, Susan Huber,                                             Chofu Japanese Parent Focus Group
                                                                 Lalitha Iyer, Motoko Kahn, Kelly Kimura,                                                     ELC Japanese Liasons
                                                                 Megan Kong, Georgia LaMacchia,
                                                                 Caroline Lautenbach, Denise Lautenbach,                                     Matt Wilce, Kanako Sato and The Center
                                                                 Susan Lin, Wenjun Liu, Ellen Loomis,                                             for School-Community Partnership
                                                                 Amy Matthews, Sue Mayuzumi, Kimiko
                                                                 McKinnon, Miwa Montgomery, Greta                                 ASIJ Students and staff who volunteered their time
                                                                 Morgenstern, Lily Nguyen, Ayako Owens,                                                     on the night of the event
                                                                 Chiaki Oyama, Kyoko Powell, Abigail
                                                                 Radmilovich, Etsuko Raheem, Kelly                                The management and staff of the Grand Hyatt Hotel
                                                                 Rhee, Patricia Sadayasu, Stephanie
                                                                 Schachter, Theresa Skala, Karen Swain,                                                Emma Ward for her caligraphy
                                                                 Rino Takemura, Stephanie Toppino, Kim
                                                                 Vickrey, Keiko Yamagami                    Gala Committee Husbands for their patience, understanding and support

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