On December 29th, 2015 Sensei Miwako Sakabayashi brought students Winston Chan and Riko Mizuno to participate in The 15th Pan Pacific Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Competition. More than 250 students representing nine countries from around the world competed. Winston captured 1st place in his group and Riko captured 4th place in hers. Sensei Miwako was
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In the Japanese and other Asian cultures, the concept of DO (pronounced ‘doh’) represents the ability to persevere and is taught through many activities. Life is filled with many challenges, and children who learn skills to overcome them are better prepared for the future. Sports, music and other lessons teach these skills and
Over the past few years, each one of our children have had the opportunity to take classes from Sensei Miwako. I am so happy that we were able to find her and am amazed at the impact she has had on our children’s lives. Maggie took classes for two years, through 6th grade. She grew
October 30, 2015 - Portland, Oregon - JAMS is pleased to announce that Stephanie Cavanaugh has joined the school as a teacher. Ms. Cavanaugh was selected based on her teaching experience and familiarity with Japanese culture (in addition to being fluent in Japanese, she lived in Japan in 2011 - 2012). "We're very excited to
Flex your brain this winter with JAMS Winter Flex Camp! REGISTER ONLINE NOW! ...Or, DOWNLOAD the REGISTRATION FORM. Camp session runs from Monday, November 30 to Friday, December 18th. Register for one to five classes each week during the camp and keep those Abacus skills sharp, or start learning Abacus and the power of mental
Recently, Sensei Miwako was interviewed by Fumiko of Noren Portland. The only abacus school you’ll find in Portland, or even in Oregon, is the “Japanese Abacus Math School of Portland LLC (JAMS)”. The manager of the school and one of its teachers, Miwako-sensei, instructs over 80 students of different nationalities and ethnicities. Many people, when they hear