Hello! My name is Yoko Hasegawa. At the age of 17, I dreamed of becoming a Japanese teacher. To make that into a reality, I pursued my bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and received a master’s degree specializing in language teaching. Over the past 8 years, I have taught Japanese language mainly in Hawaii and Oregon. My students often referred to me as being a cheerful and energetic teacher. After having lived in the US for the past 17 years, in 2019, I moved back to Tokyo, Japan where I was born and raised. Upon my return I worked for a company where I put together curriculums for English language programs but quickly realized how much I missed teaching. Luckily, I discovered LanguageBird where I could continue my passion for teaching. I am looking forward to sharing with you not only the Japanese language but also the latest of what is going on now in Japan. I’m here to support your language learning journey every step of the way, so don’t worry about making mistakes and let’s enjoy learning Japanese together!