Hello, and thank you for visiting our site! 

Nice to meet you! We are the Haruna family.

I (Hannah) was born in California, and came to Japan for the first time on an internship, and later to work, but unexpectedly met the man who would become my husband (Masashi). We were both choir members, and through a surprising series of events, love grew! But, more on that later.. We since married and now live in Yokohama, in a small but cozy house near the beautiful harbor. Moving to Yokohama was a nice change, and we both prefer it over Tokyo! It is much less crowded, and the air is cleaner near the bay. However, one of our dreams is to move to a more rural area.

My first visit to Japan was in 2012, when I came on a short-term internship. At the time, I had no idea that I would end up living here. I’m very thankful for that trip, because it opened my eyes up to new opportunities, and thankfully it brought me back to Japan- this time as an immigrant!

I am also a soon-to-be mother! We are expecting our first child on July 29th, 2018. If the baby arrives a day past its due date, it will be born on our second anniversary! In addition to family, my interests include acting on stage and screen, singing, storytelling and the creative arts. My husband and I sometimes perform as the duet “Meoto”.

My husband (Masashi) grew up in the rural countryside of Hyogo, Japan. He later went on to spend a year in Uganda, and was living in Tokyo when we met. He is a very musical guy, and loves singing enough that for our family, choosing a house with a soundproof room was a necessity (especially in the cramped city!). Masashi loves nature and the outdoors, so we often go on hikes. Also, whereas I am the “writer” of the family, he is definitely the “talker”. He loves sharing with people, and if I’m writing something at this site, he’s probably had some kind of verbal input! (: He also likes comedy and making jokes.. and that may be in part due to his cultural heritage of growing up in the Kansai region.

We look forward to sharing about our growing family!

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  1. Nana December 27, 2017 at 5:20 pm Reply

    Fantastic, thank you. Such a great idea making a website. Love it

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