Yumiko Aoyagi

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Yumiko Aoyagi (青柳 祐美子?, Aoyagi Yumiko, born 1970 in Yokohama, Kanagawa) is a Japanese television writer, whose work covers television, publishing and cinema. She worked briefly in 2007 on the United States Web show lonelygirl15 as a writer, director, and producer.[1]


Born in Yokohama in 1970, Aoyagi graduated from Sophia University (Jōchi Daigaku).[2] She debuted as a screenwriter in 1995, penning the fourth episode of the Fuji TV series Seiga wa tatsu.[2] In 1996, her two-hour telefilm, Saigo no kazoku ryokō: Family Affair for Tokyo Broadcasting System earned a special recommendation Galaxy Award.[3][4]


In 2003, she became the youngest[citation needed] writer to spearhead NHK’s ASANO TEREBI DORAMA SHOUSETSU (Morning Drama Series), the nation’s highest rated slot.[citation needed] Her show KOKORO, a 156 episode series, received NHK Chairman awards and had been novelized.[citation needed] Her first Hong Kong film ‘MOON LIGHT EXPRESS’ starring Lesile Chang was shown at 1,000 theaters across Asia.[citation needed] Her latest project is $5.2 million, the world biggest Internet show, "The Scary City"[1][5] that launched on September 15, 2008. It expanded to Korea, France, U.K., Israel for the following three years.[citation needed]


She has written 300 essays and articles for popular magazines on subject matter as diverse as screenwriting, love, family, travel and education.[citation needed] She lectures at Tokyo’s top universities and film schools[citation needed] and is the trusted[citation needed] interviewer of many Hollywood film stars and producers during their promotional tours of Japan. She has appeared on many nationally syndicated talk shows and variety shows.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 22, 2009. Retrieved October 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Aoyagi Yumiko" (in Japanese). Kawade Shobō Shinsha. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ 第34回奨励賞受賞作品. Hōsō Hihyō Kondankai (in Japanese). Japan Council For Better Radio and Television. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Saigo no kazoku ryokō". Terebi dorama dētabēsu (in Japanese). Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Internet Series the Scary City Goes Online for Casting". Science Letter  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved 12 January 2013. 

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