Hannah ハナ


Name: Hannah


From: Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, USA.

勤務先: 佐賀県・国際課
着任: 平成26年9月
趣味: スポーツ (千葉ロッテマリーンズとピッツバーグペンギンズを熱く応援していま~す!!)、カラオケ、テレビ、日本語と日本史の学習
特技: 演歌 ♪

Place of Work: International Affairs Division, Saga Prefectural Government.

Employment Period: from September 2014

Hobbies: Sports (go Chiba Lotte and Pittsburgh Penguins!), karaoke, hiking, television, studying Japanese and Japanese history.

Special Skills: Enka ♪


My name is Hannah, and I started working for Saga Prefecture as a CIR in September 2014.


I am from a small city in Pennsylvania called Lock Haven. It has a population under 10,000 and is surrounded by greenery and agriculture. If you travel south-west you will find State College, home of my alma mater Penn State. State College is also rather small, but famous for the university and passionate sports fans. Our football team’s home, Beaver Stadium, is the fourth largest stadium in the world!

Beaver Stadium

我がBeaver Stadium (収容能力:106,572人)

ペンシルベニア州のほとんどが田舎といえども、二つの大都市もあります: アメリカの元首都フィラデルフィア市とThe Steel Cityピッツバーグ市。PA州首都のハリスバーグのすぐそこにザ・ハーシー・カンパニーのハーシー市もあります。

Although most of my state is rural, we have two very big cities: Philadelphia, the original capital of the nation, and the Steel City, Pittsburgh. Outside the state capital of Harrisburg, you can also find Hershey, home of the Hershey Chocolate Company.



大学で日本語を専攻し、2008年千葉県浦安に留学するために初めて来日しました。2010年の夏は渋谷でのインターンシップをし、2011~2014年は名古屋の英会話会社で働いていました。九州に住むことも仕事で日本語を活かすことも初めてなので、とてもわくわくしています! よろしくお願いいたします!

I majored in Japanese in college, then came to Japan in 2008 for the first time to study in Urayasu, Chiba. I spent the summer of 2010 in Shibuya as an intern, and 2011-2014 I lived in Nagoya teaching at a conversation school. This is my first time to live in Kyushu and my first time to really use Japanese at work, so I am really excited to be here!