Yuka Sekiguchi was born in Yokohama, Japan. The Sekiguchi family, in particular, her father and uncle have had profound influence on her - free and adventure spirits.
Yuka decided to leave Japan after graduating from university in 1982. Her destination was Australia. Yuka further studied MA in international relations at ANU. Soon she was introduced to various documentary films at one of the classes. Yuka found her destiny. She decided to become a filmmaker. She has not looked back ever since. After two internationally acclaimed documentaries, "Senso Daughters" and "When Mrs Hegarty Come to Japan", Yuka has taken a challenge to write screenplays. She obtained MA from Macquarie University in Sydney, majoring in screenplays.
She now lives and works in Japan.