Yukari Peerless ピアレス ゆかり

Yukari Peerless


Yukari has been helping to bridge the cultural gap between Japan and Canada ever since 1998, when she moved from her native Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, to Victoria. She has become the go-to person for all things Japanese culture and performing arts on Vancouver Island.

One of Yukari’s first jobs in Canada was working for the Canadian College of Film and Acting. Her interest in the theatre arts was fueled by watching student films and participating in acting workshops. She serves as the director of communication at Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and as a board member at the Canadian College of Performing Arts where she is an active member of the Cultural Safety Working Group. She is also a part of the Arts, Culture, and Education committee at National Association of Japanese Canadians and serves as administrator at Japanese Canadian Artists Directory.

As the owner of Lucid Communication, she provides a variety of services such as interpretation and cultural consulting to Japanese and Canadian clients, including the local government and the government of Japan. As a host and producer of the “Living Brave Podcast” Yukari enjoys showcasing Japanese and Japanese-Canadian/Japanese-American artists. Additionally, she produces a Japanese podcast focused on various social issues. Yukari is also a digital content creator, blogger, and can be found across social media.

1998年に長崎県からビクトリアに移住して以来、 バンクーバー島における日本文化や舞台芸術に関するあらゆる情報提供者として日本とカナダの文化の架け橋となるべく活動中。

カナダでの最初の仕事のひとつは、Canadian College of Film and Actingで働いたこと。学生の映画を見たり、 演技のワークショップに参加したことがきっかけで、舞台芸術に興味を持つようになる。現在、
ビクトリア日系文化協会でコミュニケーション・ディレクターを、Canadian College of Performing Artsで理事会員を務め、 文化安全ワーキンググループのメンバーとして活動中。また、全カナダ日系人協会の芸術・文化・教育委員会の一員であり、 Japanese Canadian Artists Directoryの管理者も務めています。

ルシッドコミュニケーションのオーナーとして、 自治体や日本政府を含む日本やカナダのクライアントに通訳や文化コンサルティングなどの様々なサービスを提供しています。
Living Brave Podcast のホスト兼プロデューサーとして、日本人や日系カナダ人、日系アメリカ人アーティストの紹介を楽しんでいます。