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 YU-project is where students and professionals break their limiting beliefs to live their most authentic and fulfilling lives.  

Our mission is to help you discover your unlimited possibilities through fun and simple Broadway exercises, which include music, movement, theatre games, and inspiring dialogues. We serve people in various fields through our workshops, online programs, and lectures.

The YU of  YU-project stands for our main philosophy

"You are Unlimited! "

"YU" also represents the meaning of these Japanese words pronounced YU.

= Free     = Play

 勇 = Dare   = Build


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What is YU-project?

Recently, YU-project had the honor of co-organizing the CRPD event for the United Nations.

(Minami is speaking around 40:00)

Feautured in Forbes JAPAN


Podcast & YouTube interviews about YU-project in English.

YU-project's YouTube Interviews with Eva Noblazada and  JenaVanElsander who was featured in Forbes Japan articles


YU-seminar is a unique “up on your feet” experience where participants will move their body to music, join in interactive games, and inspire joy in communication incorporating theatre, English, and motivational dialogues.


This multi-dimensional approach helps participants open up their body and heart to unlock their unlimited potential.

Minami Yusui

founder of YU-Project

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Minami Yusui, a native of Kanazawa, Japan, has appeared in numerous theatrical productions in the US and Japan. She has been in three productions on Broadway: The King and I, Miss Saigon, and My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center.  And she’s recently published her first book 『今日から始めるSHOW UPの習慣』(“The Power of Showing Up” ) in Japan. 

In 2023, Minami was selected to perform for the Emperor and Empress of Japan at the opening ceremony for the 38th National Cultural Festival and the 23rd National Art and Cultural Festival for People with Disabilities hosted by her home prefecture of Ishikawa.

Minami is the founder of YU-project, where students and professionals break their limiting beliefs to live their most authentic and fulfilling lives by experiencing the power of the performing arts. YU-project co-organized a side event for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities called “Disability, Diversity and Inclusion: Broadway Master Class” in 2021.

Minami is passionate about collaborating beyond traditional boundaries to make the performing arts accessible to everyone and bring more joy to people’s hearts.

Her Broadway Jazz album “playful" is available on iTunes and Spotify.

For more information about Minami, click here>>

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