July 11 Ground-Breaking Ceremony 

NIS was honored to welcome both Aichi Governor Ohmura and Nagoya Mayor Kawamura along with other prominent leaders from key business organizations and companies to usher in a promising, new era for the school for the 2020 Vision East Building Groundbreaking Ceremony. It was wonderful to have so many prominent people here celebrating the project, some of whom were visiting for the first time.  

NIS is a community school, and we could not have come this far without the support of our community. While yesterday was a great celebration, and though the ground is now broken and construction underway, we still have a ways to go with our fundraising to complete the project in full.

We thank everyone for supporting us up until now, and hope to successfully reach our goal and open the building in August, 2020!

See the video on YouTube HERE!



June 26, 2019

Sayonara to the Art Building

Demolition of the art building began on June 20 to make room for the construction of the new East Building. But before the building started coming down, the students were allowed some whimsical fun to create art on the walls! We are now one step closer to realizing the dream of all new science, math and visual and performing arts spaces to come in 2020!



June 26, 2019

Deciding on Chairs for New MPH

It is our ultimate goal to raise enough money to completely fit out the Multi-Purpose Hall. One of the crucial components is the retractable auditorium seating that will allow the space to be opened up for sports or club activities and then, when the seats are pulled out, become a space for performances or assemblies. We received some samples, and we have had fun trying out the different seats and dreaming about the day we can roll them out for our first time in 2020! 



May 27, 2019

Special Evening Event at U.S. Consul’s Residence (April 19) 

The reception held at the U.S. Consul’s residence was a wonderful evening spent with friends and long-time supporters of NIS. We were able to share a progress report and revealed the news about the Aichi Prefectural Grant. A good time was spent enjoying lovely party food over drinks and warm conversation. Thank you to U.S. Consul Gary Schaefer for hosting such a wonderful evening.



April 8, 2019

De-Construction Starts!

The first noticeable action is underway with the demolition of the former staff housing / PTA House now taking place, definitely making the project seem ‘real.’ This space is needed for the cranes in order for construction to start. It also puts extra pressure on our fundraising efforts to make sure that, as the bulldozers make room for the new East Building, we are able to reach our fundraising goal! 



February 21, 2019

Talent on Display to Support the 2020 Vision Project


The NHS did their part to help fundraise for the 2020 Vision Project by holding a talent show on Friday, February 15th. They raised a little over ¥20,000 collecting money for an entrance fee to what everyone is saying was a terrific show! The NIS students really lit up the stage, showcasing a wide variety of talent from singing to dancing to playing music, both popular and original. It was an excellent opportunity to discover just how much talent roams the halls of NIS! This includes the funny and entertaining teacher acts, too! Thanks to Mr. Kim, Mr. Butterfield and Ms. Furuhashi for adding to the variety of performances and for supporting the students.

Thanks to all who participated in helping make this awesome event a huge success! Looking forward to the day that a performance like this can be held in the new Multi-purpose Hall, which is a central feature in the new East Building! 



February 1, 2019

Kyodo News visited NIS

A Kyodo News reporter visited NIS to report about the uniqueness of NIS and about the 2020 Vision Project.
She had a school tour and learned firsthand about the issues the school is facing regarding lack of space and resources.





Mr. Parr pulling the names of the lucky winners

January 15, 2019

Annual Raffle Raises ¥2,633,589 for the 2020 Vision Project at the PTA Holiday Bazaar!


Thanks to the efforts of the PTA, student and parent sellers, teacher supporters, and the local community, the PTA annual raffle raised over 2.6 million yen for the 2020 Vision Project at this year’s Holiday Bazaar held on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

The Holiday event was quite a success with lots of good food, games, and shopping opportunities. The raffle prizes this year included two roundtrip tickets to Hawaii thanks to Delta Airlines; an Apple iPhone, thanks to H&R Consultants; hotel prizes donated by Hilton and much more! Adding to the sales of raffle tickets were the themed gift baskets, which were organized by the PTA and created by each class. Everyone had their favorite…from the sports basket to the Italian cooking basket, there was something for every interest!

With every yen critical to our goal, we really appreciate the hard work everyone gave for the successful outcome of the raffle sales, despite moving the time up to coordinate with the Holiday Bazaar. The 2020 Vision Project Committee is truly thankful!






December 28, 2018

NIS on Mainichi Newspaper

An article about NIS and NIS 2020 Vision Project has been published on the Mainichi Newspaper.





December 6, 2018

NIS on Yomiuri Newspaper

An article about NIS 2020 Vision Project has been published on the Yomiuri Newspaper.





December 4, 2018

NIS on Chunichi Newspaper & Nikkei Newspaper

An article about NIS 2020 Vision Project has been published on the Chunichi Newspaper and Nikkei Newpaper.





December 2, 2018

NIS on Chunichi Newspaper

An article about NIS and NIS 2020 Vision Project has been published on the Chunichi Newspaper.



Groundbreaking Ceremony