Japanese Alumni Group

Japanese Alumni Co-ordinator: Yumika Wakamoto

Yumika organises social and networking events for Lancaster alumni in Japan.

To receive invitations, please ensure that your address details on the alumni database indicate that you live in Japan. Update your details online (requires log on) or by emailing alumni@lancaster.ac.uk

To find out more about the group, please email Yumika directly.

What I'm doing now

I am a part of a back office team in an international IT recruitment company

I do everything from contract reviews, keeping the books on sales figures and everything inbetween. 

My best Lancaster memory

It’s very difficult to choose my best Lancaster memory. I made so many life lasting friendships and learnt valuble lessons both in and out of the classrooms! If I  had to pick one I remember really enjoying the Furness Extrav event when they had a full moon themed party! 

What Lancaster means to me

Lancaster was more than a regular university experience for me. It was my first time living in England and my first time experiencing the beautiful North West - from the gorgeous scenery to the warm welcoming people.

The lessons I learnt as a student in Lancaster have given me a great advantage in my current job as the wide selection of courses I was offered as a Business studies student gave me an overall perspective of business management and how a business needs to be run and maintained. My knowledge from Lancaster helped me achieve my first promotion within the first year of being with my current company.

Why I volunteer as an alumni group co-ordinator

Living in a new part of the world can be daunting at first, so it would be great to help people connect with those whom we have something in common. I hope many people will benefit from building a network of alumni contacts in Japan. Most importantly, it will be great fun to chat and meet with Lancaster alumni on the islands; an opportunity to share stories and create wonderful friendships.