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Naomi Addyman


Naomi has deep connections with Japan that go back to her childhood. She was born in Tokyo, where her British parents ran an English language school for close to forty years before their retirement. Naomi's primary years of education were divided equally between local schools in Tokyo and Oxford, England. Later, as an undergraduate specialising in East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds, she also attended Kansai Gaidai University near Kyoto and Tianjin Normal University in Tianjin, China.

Since her undergraduate days Naomi's passion for travel has taken her around the world to many countries, including Australia, Canada, and Central and South America. Her formal career has included leading tours on horseback through the rainforest of Queensland, Australia and the Rockies in Canada. Naomi has also been a volunteer on earthquake relief work in Pisco in Peru, and also at a charity teaching children living at a landfill site in Guatemala City.

After a number of years away from her first home Naomi returned to Japan in January 2010 and joined Walk Japan in the following March as a Tour Leader. Subsequently, Naomi has become director of the company’s Customer Services.