Alumni

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.

 

Alumni News and Updates

alumna Resa Mishima

Resa Mishina

Class of 2012

I am now based in New York City as a professional actress. I audition for musicals, plays, TV, and film projects constantly. I get to travel and work across the United States, which I think is a perk of being a performer.

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Picture of alumna Tomoko Yasuda 2016

Tomoko Yasuda

Class of 2016

A lot of my favorite memories in YIS come from the sports matches and practices. I used to play a sport each season, rotating between football, cross country, and field hockey.

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Tim Cole

Tim Cole

Class of 1974

I had just graduated from the grade 6 of a Japanese public school and it was my first day at YIS in the grade 7. I had to write a composition, but I didn't know what the word composition meant.

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