Daniel Buckley and Michi Nakayama, both from the Class of 2012, stopped by for a surprise visit.
As a school with strong ties to the constantly changing international community in Japan, we consider our alumni to include all former students - "once a dragon, always a dragon". We are proud of our alumni and they are an important part of the YIS community both locally, internationally and online.
We aim to continually offer more opportunities for alumni to be actively connected to the school. This includes visits, networking, mentoring opportunities, interactions with students, and by offering new ideas on how to keep YIS at the forefront of international education while still maintaining its small school feel and strong sense of community and culture.
We are always interested to hear what alumni are doing, whether it's in their professional life and careers or more personal achievements such as marriages and births.
Our alumni portal allows former students the chance to browse and download past yearbooks, keep their information up to date and view the latest alumni news and events in one convenient place. We will be sending login details to all our alumni, if you haven't received contact us for assistance.
The Nagae brothers caught up with several teachers while touring the campus recently.
Class of 2013
I fondly remember my time at YIS after graduating and how much I enjoyed working with clay in the late afternoon when the winter light would fill the art studio and my only witness was Mount Fuji.
Several alumni have taken the lead in organizing an informal reunion at Food Fair this year. All alumni, former students, former staff and former parents are invited to the reunion to celebrate their connection to our community.
We were fortunate to have two alumni visit our campus recently for two very different purposes.
Class of 1985
The relationships I formed at YIS are unparalleled to any other I have formed since. Once a Dragon, always a Dragon.
Class of 2016
I live in New York, and attend an art school called the Pratt Institute.
Artist Virginia Russolo, Class of 2013, will be exhibiting at t293 gallery in Rome, Italy from June 22 - July 28
Librarian Rita Kar says farewell after 32 years of being a part of the YIS community. Join us as we thank her for being a part of our community.