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Yuu Asakura (born in Kawanishi, Hyogo, Japan in 1976) is a Japanese actress, dancer and language instructor based out of Los Angeles, California, USA. She moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Tokyo University in 2000 with a B.A. in linguistics and area studies. She has worked as a translator for Hollywood production companies and tutored students at various stages in speaking Japanese, including a series of short clips released on the website expertvillage.com on basic spoken Japanese. She taught English in Japan for many years and views her work in language training as offering a "communication tool for better understanding for one another."
- http://www.yuuasakura.com Yuu Asakura's web site.
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1938675/ Yuu Asakura's profile on IMDb, retrieved on 6 May 2008.
- http://www.expertvillage.com/experthometab.htm?letter=Y List of Yuu Asakura's spoken Japanese clips, retrieved on 6 May 2008.