High School Student
Without music, I wouldn’t be able to express my feelings and communicate well. I use my instruments as my style of communicating to others.
High School Student
I truly enjoyed our rafting expedition because we were learning many new things, being risk takers and getting a more diverse portfolio of skills.
Middle School Student
At YIS everyone is supportive of each other. Last year when I was new, I remember how other students helped me learn the buildings and where to go, and whenever I have a problem there's always someone there to help me.
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.
My childhood dream was to play for the Japanese National Volleyball Team and compete in the Olympics.
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.
I've had a connection with Japan since I was young. I grew up reading Japanese manga, watching Japanese TV shows, and idolizing a Japanese boyband.
Athletic Trainer / Assistant to Activities Director
I am passionate about sports safety and creating a safe environment for student athletes to play sports.
For us as parents, it is a pleasure to witness how confident our daughters are that their actions will make our world a better place.
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.
There are many different activities such as cooking lessons, a hiking club and many other activities to socialize with other parents.
My son's and daughter's sports teams - basket team, soccer team, volleyball team and baseball team - are all a source of happiness and new friends.
Class of 1996
My first visit to the school, just a few days before the start of the semester, was quite memorable as I had chosen the school by brochure alone...yep the internet didn't really exist back then!
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.
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.
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.