The other day while driving over to the Kwansei Gakuin campus, the leadership team heard a song by OIS alumna, Jyongri come on the radio. She graduated in 2005 and went on to become a pop star in Japan. Above is one of her many singles, “Unchanging Love” that reached the upper echelons of the Japan music pop charts. She has been a recording artist and songwriter, living in Tokyo since her debut single, “Possession – My All For You” reached #16 in 2006. Her songs have also been featured on many television programs ending themes. She also studied at the Berklee College of Music and Waseda University in Tokyo.
Our school has one of the best music programs in the world for international schools and Jyongri is one of the many examples of the talented musicians that have studied at SOIS. She was a highlight of the 20th anniversary celebration of the school five years ago, as part of the community performances. Whether it be popular music or classical or even traditional, the talented students and graduates of SOIS continue to make their mark in the world of music.
We wish her continued success in her career and are looking forward to hearing her next release.