Yuno Imai is a Los Angeles based Food & Travel Writer, Copy Editor, and Children’s Book Author.
She is originally from Hamamatsu, Japan and came to the United States alone when she was 17, speaking very little English, and spent almost a year as a foreign exchange student in high school in a small town in Kansas.
Later, after graduating from high school in Japan, she returned to the U.S. to attend San Francisco State University from which she graduated in 2012 with a major in Broadcast Journalism.
Yuno has years of experience as a translator and has worked extensively for major American and Japanese companies as well as celebrity clients. These include Asia’s Got Talent, BANDAI NAMCO, Ellen Show, Good Morning America, Iwate Medical University, Kristen Bell, Marie Kondo, Microsoft, Mugen, New York Times, NHK World, Open Table, Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Rachael Ray Show, Sanrio, TODAY Show, Tea Association of The USA, UC Berkeley, etc.
As of early 2016, Yuno is reducing her translating work to concentrate on her goal of becoming an author of children’s books. Currently, Yuno keeps herself busy with writing food and travel articles, while creating children’s book stories that will “live a century.”
Her favorite topics are inspired by real events. These include heart-warming stories about life and death, morals, having a positive attitude in life, prison and prisoners.
Yuno describes herself as a lucky person, a bubbly, optimistic, go-getter. In her spare time, she enjoys aerial silk, pole dancing, traveling, going to concerts, cooking, reading, meditation and yoga.
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Favorite Children’s Books: Rainbow Fish, Red Shoes, Gashlycrumb Tinies
Favorite Quotes: “Nothing is impossible,” “Pigs can fly,” “Positive attitude attracts positive things”
Favorite Food: French fries, prosciutto, lemon
Favorite Beverage: Coffee, sparkling water, prosecco, white wine
Favorite Color: Royal blue
Favorite Cities: San Francisco, London, Rome
Favorite Bands & Artists: Busted, Choi Youngjae
Favorite TV Show: Catfish, Hollywood Medium, Prison Break, Undercover Boss,