ALT Corner


1st Year Girls’ Dance Performance

On Friday 18th November, the 1st year girls from each class did a dance performance. The 1st year boys and many teachers came to watch their performance in the gym.


Each class worked hard to choose their songs and learn the choreography for their dance, I could see how hard every student did to give the best performance for us. This was my first time watching the dance performance, which is an annual event at Wako-ku. It was so much fun for me to watch, I’m looking forward to next year!


Congratulations to class 1-4, who came first, and classes 1-8 and 1-5, who came second and third. Most of all, congratulations to all the students who participated, you should all be very proud of yourselves for doing such an amazing job!




Hello it’s me Tunji, this week we made baked cheesecake. Although I prefer rare cheesecake.  I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before but I join the handmade club from time to time. This may come as a surprise to some but I really enjoy cooking and baking. Before joining in the handmade club activities I haven't had a chance to bake in over 10 years. I normally cook at home. It’s always funny to see students pass by the club as most are shocked to see me of all people. I find cooking and baking to be a stress reliever. I often watch cooking videos on Youtube as well. If time allows I think I might help the handmade club next year during the culture if they are allowed to sell food.

FEN Debate

In preparation for the prefectural debate tournament, Inaho Cup, students from the FEN (short for Fun with English Network) club had been having practice debate matches online. The students debated on the topic of whether the Japanese government should abolish the mandatory retirement age systems. Through these debate matches, the students had the opportunity to hone their skills for debate as well as their critical thinking skills. In addition, since these matches were online, students from all over Saitama as well as other prefectures such as Yamanashi and Fukui were able to take part, thus, allowing the students to make friends with those whom they might not have the opportunity to meet otherwise.


The Inaho Cup will take place on 6th November 2022, this coming Sunday. The students from Wakoku have grown so much in terms of their confidence and skills since their first practice match and I am excited to see how they will fare in the Inaho Cup.


All the best to them!