Aichi Prefectural Asahigaoka Senior High School
Super Global High School
In 2014, the Japanese government started the “Super Global High School” program aiming to nurture “Super Global” leaders. More than 250 schools applied for this project, and 56 were selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. These schools are expected to nurture the students’ communication and problem-solving skills as they tackle global humanitarian issues. Asahigaoka is one of the selected schools, and has started new projects.
43-6-15 dekimachi,Higashi-ku Nagoya Aichi 461-0032 JAPAN
TEL +81-52-721-5351 FAX +81-52-723-6825
Asahigaoka Senior High School is a three-year public high school enrolling about 1,200 students in grades 10–12. The school has a long history of more than 130 years and has produced high quality graduates, ranging from famous novelists in the Meiji era to CEOs, including a Prime Minister and an Olympic athlete. In 1948, after World War Ⅱ the school was merged with a girls’ senior high school, and named Asahigaoka Senior High School. In 1950, it started to provide a fine arts course along with the comprehensive course. Since then, it has been one of the top high schools in Aichi.
The campus is adorned with various art works by the graduates, and the library boasts as many as 70,000 books, including ancient books from the Edo period.
Students in both the comprehensive and fine arts courses, are strongly encouraged to participate in various extracurricular activities, including sports team activities, student body activities, and lectures by the graduates active in various fields, such as art, medicine, and science.
The rowing team achieved first place in the single scull race at the All Inter-High School Championships. In the past, one of the members was selected as an Olympic athlete for the 2012 Games. The broadcasting club won the national competition held in Tokyo. The swimming team and the track and field team won the district competitions, and participated in the national championships. “Karuta” club, the traditional Japanese card game club, also participated in the national competition.
Our school is located in Nagoya, the capital city of Aichi prefecture Japan, at the center of Honshu (the main island of Japan). The region is home to world leaders in aerospace engineering, precision ceramics, electronic equipment, and the world automotive leader Toyota Motors. The population of Nagoya city is about 2.27 million, with 21 prefectural senior high schools and more than 100 public junior high schools in the city.
The School Mission
Our mission is to nurture well rounded, self-driven individuals, who love and respect truth and justice. To this end, our school is committed to educating students through well balanced curricula and extracurricular activities, as well as having them learn the important principles of democracy, so that they can pursue the happiness of the whole society in the future.