Abdullah Al Rushud
JEDDAH: Yuki Shinozaki took an interest in Arabic when she wanted to take selfies using a particular machine in Japan, and that was her main reason for studying Arabic.
But it didn’t stop there. Yuki’s interest grew deeper, leading her to travel to Saudi Arabia two years ago, and even deciding to take up residence in Jeddah.
Yuki is now in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She is studying Arabic at King Abdulaziz University, and is participating in a number of cultural activities all around the Kingdom, including Japanese tea-making, cooking, and how to wear traditional clothes.
Yuki has friends in Saudi Arabia, and often cycles along the coastline of Jeddah.
Jeddah is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia, and is said to have a population of over 4-million people. With those 17 or younger accounting for half the population, the city is known as a “youth hub,” and it puts considerable resources into education and employment.
Yuki has traveled to some of the Kingdom’s most important regions which are known for their beautiful nature, including Abha, Al-Ahsa, and Al Qassim.
Now having made living in Saudi Arabia a reality, she says that, in order to reach out to friendly Japanese people, she wants to spend more time in the Kingdom, and is looking forward to continuing to share educational and cultural information.