Epic Arts and the YIS Community

Meet Our Community

The close friendships and cooperation between our students, staff, parents and alumni lie at the heart of YIS. A host of events and activities are offered by and for all the people that form the fabric of our multicultural and multilingual community. Through the diverse selection of activities offered by the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), families form friendships, parents support learning opportunities and staff and students are buoyed by a common purpose. Events such as the popular Food Fair unite the YIS community and the surrounding neighborhoods in a gala of food, music and a joie de vivre. After graduating, our students remain closely connected to their school days with visits to campus and participation in school events as part of a growing network of alumni. Indeed, some have returned as staff members, while others now have children at the school. Explore our community's vibrance through the links above and through our social media. We hope you'll find a connection to the people and experiences you'll discover, and look forward to you joining our community soon.

Matthew Sato Profile

Matthew Sato

Class of 2014

I am currently based in Los Angeles as a music composer writing music for several upcoming short films. In L.A., I am able to network through projects and mutual friends and also through fellow YIS Alumni.

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I created the YIS Tokyo Parents Group to connect YIS parents who live in Tokyo. We get together regularly for coffees to get to know one another and to help each other out.

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Sergio Mejia

Sergio Mejia

Mathematics and Science Teacher

As a former IB student myself, I think that IB Mathematics provides a solid background for students going into mathematical fields, but also gives a good analytical foundation that is useful in many subject areas. 

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Elementary School Student

I am involved in robotics where we get to build robots creatively. We have competitions to drive the robots or have sumo fights between them.

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Yoko Koike

Athletic Trainer / Assistant to Activities Director

I am passionate about sports safety and creating a safe environment for student athletes to play sports.

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Middle School Student

I would want to meet Martin Luther King Junior. I think he was a great leader. People liked to follow him because he was a passionate person. 

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Middle School Student

I take piano, violin and koto lessons. I like them all but I especially like koto because it's fun to play together with many people to build up a song.

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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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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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Elementary School Student

I feel that learning here is more fun. We have more projects to do here and I like that very much.

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There are many different activities such as cooking lessons, a hiking club and many other activities to socialize with other parents.

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