Hello and Hafa Adai! My name is Naiomi Sasaki.

Where I am from:

If you’re wondering what “Hafa Adai” means, it is “Hello” where I am from. I was born and raised on the island of Saipan.However, about a three hour flight from the Narita Airport, is an island called Guam. This is where I have been living for the past eight years!
Guam, like Saipan, is a tropical island with many beautiful hiking spots, and warm, sandy beaches. Guam also has many beautiful waterfalls! The people are kind and easy to make friends with. In Guam, we only have two seasons: rainy season and mango season!



Who I am:

I am 29 years old and my friends often describe me as someone who is caring, ambitious and at times forgetful. 😅 My favorite things to do include watching tv shows and movies, reading novels, and shopping!! Additionally, I enjoy new experiences and I am always looking for the next adventure.


As a teacher, I believe that the best way to learn is by having fun! So expect activities involving games, dancing or singing! I’m excited to get to know each and every one of my students and am always open to talking about your favorite anime or manga, so don’t be shy!



Why I moved to Japan:

Out of all the adventures I have been on during my 29 years of life, my favorites have always been destinations in Japan. Since I was a young child, my grandfather brought me to Japan every year for vacation. I fell in love with the culture, architecture and lifestyle that surrounded me completely. This passion I felt for Japan drove me into pursuing a career in English. As an English teacher, I am able to live in Japan while also being able to teach the people here about my language and where I am from. Being able to move here has since been a dream come true. I get to live every day in my favorite place, surrounded by my favorite foods 🍣, flowers 🌸, and vending machines.



All in all, I am an easy person to get along with, so feel free to start a conversation with me! I love making new friends!