About

Yuno Imai is a best-selling children’s book author, bilingual linguist and writer based in Los Angeles.

She specializes in writing heartwarming stories that help readers cope with death or develop a healthy understanding of difficult subjects.

Yuno is originally from Hamamatsu, Japan and came to the United States alone at 17, speaking very little English, and spent a year as a high school foreign exchange student 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. She graduated in 2012 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

She is passionate about inspiring people through her stories and also bridging Japan and other countries, especially America, where she calls her second home.

Yuno has over 10 years of experience as a bilingual linguist and translator and has worked extensively for major American and Japanese companies and celebrity clients and has appeared on national TV. These include Amazon, Apple, Calm, Ellen Show, Facebook, Google, Good Morning America, Hulu, Indeed, LinkedIn, Marie Kondo, Microsoft, Netflix, New York Times, NHK World, Rachael Ray Show, Sanrio, TODAY Show, etc.

Yuno describes herself as a lucky person, a bubbly, optimistic, go-getter.  In her spare time, she enjoys hot yoga, sound bath meditation, traveling, going to concerts, cooking and reading.

 

 

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Favorite Children’s Books:  The Rainbow Fish, The Red Shoes, The Gashlycrumb Tinies
Favorite Quotes:  “Positive attitude attracts positive things”, “Let go of good to embrace the great”
Favorite Food:  French fries, prosciutto, lemon, artichoke
Favorite Beverage:  Coffee, sparkling water, prosecco, white wine
Favorite Color:  Royal blue
Favorite Cities:  San Francisco, London, Rome
Favorite Bands & Artists:  Busted, Got7, New Politics
Favorite TV Show: Hollywood Medium, Money Heist, Prison Break, Shark Tank, Undercover Boss

 

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