Yumi Araki

In 2006, Yumi Araki flew from her home city of Tokyo, Japan to attend Boston University with high ambitions. As an aspiring journalist, she spent a semester abroad in London, learning from BBC correspondents and interning at British publications. Although her graduation year coincided with the onset of economical turmoil, Yumi resolved not to let her education go to waste. She has put her journalism degree to use as an associate producer—writing scripts, shooting, and editing science documentaries for Boston Science Communications, Inc. The industry demands jacks-of-all-trades, so along the way Yumi has also become an impromptu interpreter/translator/production manager/wardrobe and make-up coordinator. When she’s not daydreaming of Jameriland (a figment of Yumi’s imagination that melds all the best parts of Japan, America, and England), Yumi likes to pretend she’s a professional photographer, or falls asleep with the Kindle on her face. She also contributes to New England’s cultural blog, artsfuse.org.

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Articles

Steph Yiu Profile Part 2: Third Culture Kids and Invisible Immigrants

In the "TCK Guide to College," an editorial guide of sentiments and advice from existing articles, Yiu underscores a common and unlikely position that international students often find themselves: the "invisible immigrant". An obscure and misunderstood demographic, the invisible immigrant may appear American or fully integrated into American society, but may not be in reality.read more

Profile of Denizen Magazine Founder Steph Yiu

Unsatisfied by the lack of editorial content focusing on the contemporary Third Culture Kid (TCK) experience, Steph Yiu took matters into her own hands when she graduated college. In 2008, she started Denizenmag.com, a diverse community of international contributors who have found a sense of home and companionship in a digital space.read more

How International Students Can Fight Jetlag

As jet-setting international students, it's easy to believe that hopping international time zones has become an intuitive life skill--that conquering the natural ebb and flows of our circadian rhythms is just another task--like learning how to drive a car. But no matter how often I travel, that untimely wave of drowsiness or alertness manages to interrupt my efforts to acclimate without fail.read more

Expressing Your Culture through Dance

Dance as a cultural bridge is an idea that prevails on many campuses and beyond.read more