About Sachi Hawaii: Sachi Team
Sachiyo "Sachi" Braden (R) GRI
President, Principal Broker

Direct: (808) 596-8801
Email: sachi@sachihawaii.com

Sachi Braden (R) is the owner, President, and Principal Broker of Sachi Hawaii-Pacific Century Properties, LLC and a Top Producing Realtor in Hawaii who has been consistently ranked at the top 1% of all the realtors statewide. When it comes to buying and selling real estate, the knowledge and experience of a professional with an established track record such as Sachi Braden (R) can make all the difference. Sachi’s worldwide network of wealthy client contacts combined with her determination, commitment to exemplary service and her unparalleled market knowledge are all invaluable assets that work to her client’s advantage.

After having established herself as the top producing agent year after year for the Hawaii offices of the mammoth national franchise Coldwell Banker, Sachi started her own International Real Estate company, Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties, LLC in 2004. Her new company’s mission statement was to provide better personalized service for a targeted cadre of high net worth national and international clients. Since its founding in 2004, Sachi Hawaii PCP has sold $ 430 Million of properties.

In 2005 Sachi hit her personal top producing year with over $90 Million in sales production. Sachi is continuing to further her top producing agent status every year. In 2008 she was a top producer who sold three of the top ten most expensive properties in the state of Hawaii, breaking records in the area of high value sales, $9.5Mil, $9.5 Mil, and $14 Mil respectively. Sachi continues to excel in the sale of high end oceanfront properties having closed yet another record breaking sale in March 2009 at the price of $8.25 Million.

Sachi has gathered “like kind” experienced agents with different Asian cultural backgrounds in her company. With their diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Lao, and French, Sachi’s agents provide excellent care for their client’s real estate needs. This collaboration has resulted in Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties being ranked 11th in the state of Hawaii in 2008 for its total production. The average price of sales by Sachi Hawaii agents in 2008 hit more than $1.3 Million which is undoubtedly the result of her company’s target market of luxury residential real estate.

A native of Osaka, Japan, her earlier career with Pan American World Airways brought her to Honolulu, Hawaii. Sachi’s bilingual skills, her understanding of cultural differences couples with her work ethic, negotiation skills and unparalleled market knowledge are all assets that help her clients achieve their real estate goals. That’s why literally hundreds of her satisfied clients continue to enthusiastically recommend Sachi to their family and friends. 

Chikako Tomita (R)
COO, Vice President, Broker-In-Charge

Direct: (808) 596-8801
Email: chikako@sachihawaii.com

Chikako is originally from Sendai, Japan, and is a graduate of Dokkyo University where she majored in English language, specializing in International Trade. She concurrently earned her teaching license for junior and senior high school. Chikako moved to Hawaii in 1996, initially working as a Program Assistant at JAIMS (Japan America Institute of Management Science-Fujitsu related business school) before acquiring her Realtor Associate license in 1999. Fluent in both Japanese and English, Chikako has been an integral part of Sachi Hawaii's success from the company's inception. As Vice President, Chikako oversees marketing and promotion projects, transaction tracking, and client relations. In 2004, Chikako obtained her broker license and became Broker-in-Charge of Sachi Hawaii- Pacific Century Properties. 

Moe Matsuda (RA)
Transaction Manager

Direct: (808) 596-8801
Email: moe@sachihawaii.com

Born and raised on the Island of Oahu, Moe graduated from Kalani High School, concurrently attending Rainbow Gakuen Japanese School for 11 years. While attending Kalani High School, Moe was involved in community service and participated in Junior Varsity basketball. Moe acquired her real estate license in 2004 and handles the escrows for Sachi Hawaii. Moe is bilingual in Japanese and English. 

Mamiko Nelson (RA)

Direct: (808) 429-7808
Email: mamiko@sachihawaii.com

Mamiko is originally from Kanagawa, Japan. She graduated from the Kunitachi College of Music in Japan and became a piano teacher. Mamiko moved to Hawaii in 1999. She and her husband own and operate the Hawaiian Ukulele Company which is a highly regarded music shop and teaching facility since 1995 located in Aloha Tower marketplace. In addition to her passion for music, Mamiko has a passion for real estate and serving international clientele. She obtained her Hawaii real estate license in 2004 and joined Sachi Hawaii in 2006. Mamiko diligently works to provide exemplary service and information to her clients and is always focusing on increasing her knowledge about international real estate investment. 

Barbara Denney (RA) GRI
Property Manager

Direct: (808) 223-1102
Email: Barbara@SachiHawaii.com

Barbara is a long time resident of Hawaii. She graduated from Radford High School and has a long established career in Hawaii Real Estate. Licensed as a Realtor Associate in 1988, her extensive real estate background includes being past president of the Leeward Regional Group, and over 18 years experience in property management. She holds her GRI, Graduate Realtor Institute designation and she is an active member of IREM, Institute of Real Estate Management. Barbara joined Sachi Hawaii as Property Manager in March, 2009 and is dedicated to providing superior property management services. 

Evan Amakata (RA)

Direct: (808) 388-9825
Email: evan@sachihawaii.com

Evan was born and raised in Yokohama Japan. He transferred from Sophia University in Tokyo to Western State College of Colorado where he received B.A. in Liberal Arts. He has a Graduate Certificate in Computer Science at University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.

After starting his career as computer engineer, he has developed a unique career in the Olympics IT. Since 1998 Nagano Olympics, he has been participating in every Olympic Games as a full time employee or a freelance contractor.

Being fluent in English with Aussie accent, Evan is a successful Real Estate investor in Japan, where he has been investing since 1998. He now has his own brokerage company in Japan which manages his own rental properties, while he lives with his family in Honolulu.

Whether investment or second home, Evan enjoys helping local and international customers utilizing his experience in Real Estate in both Japan and U.S. 

Taizo Braden (RA)

Direct: (808) 596-8801
Email: Taizo@SachiHawaii.

Born in Osaka, Japan, Taizo attended the University of Washington, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in International Communications. Following his licensing as a Realtor Associate in 2001, Taizo traveled to Tokyo to attend Waseda University’s intensive Japanese Language and Cultural Exchange program. Taizo subsequently rejoined the Sachi Hawaii team to concentrate on facilitation as a bilingual Buyer’s Representative. 

Yuriko Christopher (RA)
Realtor Associate

Direct: (808) 542-5687
Email: yuriko@sachihawaii.com

Born and raised in Kyoto, Japan; After graduating from school, she relocated to Tokyo where she lived for 10 years working in the fashion industry as a fashion model for Elite Models. Yuriko modeled for designer lines such as FENDI , Christian Dior, Hermes, CELINE, Chloe, Ralph Lauren, Cartier, Versace, Leonard, Missoni, Max Mara, Yumi Katsura, and Shieido. In 2001 she married and settled down in Honolulu to start a family. Yuriko started working at Waikiki jewelry store as a sales person. It was here that Yuriko realized she really enjoyed meeting and taking care of customers.

In her free time, Yuriko is an avid tennis player and plays on a singles league at the Oahu Club in Hawaii Kai 

Emi Fritz (RA) , GRI, ABR, CHMS, e-PRO

Direct: (808) 721-7566
Email: emi@sachihawaii.com

Originally from Nagano, Japan, Emi lived in Guam and Saipan before relocating to Hawaii in 1999. Prior to acquiring her Realtor Associate’s license in 2003, she worked as a Tour Coordinator for a Japanese tour company. In July of 2004, Emi joined Sachi Hawaii as a full-time Realtor Associate specializing in international clientele. She is fluent in Japanese and English and is a repeated Aloha Aina award nominee every year since 2006. Emi completed her GRI, Graduate Realtor Institute designation and her ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative designations. She serves her clients with care and dedication making her a sought after resource. Emi's personal interest and accomplishments; She became an excellent Skier while working for a Ski company in Japan. Now she enjoys Golf, Hula, and Running in Hawaii, and has successfully completed the Honolulu Marathon twice. Also helping for community charity golf tournament events. 

Shizue Goldblatt (R) GRI, ePro, SRES

Direct: (808) 497-8588
Email: shizue@sachihawaii.com

Shizue is a native of Japan and has been a Hawaii resident for over twenty five years. Shizue obtained her Hawaii Real Estate license in 2001 and received her Real Estate Brokers license in 2005. She is a member of the Japan-American Society of Hawaii and a board member of American Japanese Women’s Golf Association. Shizue is a member of the Honolulu Board of Realtors, the Hawaii State Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Her varied experience in the commercial worlds of differing cultures provides her with a unique perspective to serve her clients. Shizue has dealt extensively with many of the world’s wealthiest individuals and royalty. Her experience assures all clients of strict confidentiality and superior, dedicated service. Shizue joined Sachi Hawaii in January of 2006. 

Tomoko Hoptwit (RA)

Direct: (808) 381-6193
Email: tomoko@sachihawaii.com

Tomoko is originally from Hyogo, Japan. She graduated from Dokyo University where she majored in English language with a specialty in American Literature. She moved to Hawaii in 1998 with her family. She worked for a Japanese real estate company as a property manager for three years and managed over 100 rental properties in Waikiki. Tomoko obtained her Hawaii real estate license in 2001 and she joined Sachi Hawaii in 2006. She is an Aloha Aina award nominee of 2005 and she is very familiar with properties in Waikiki. 

Yoshiko Kasuga (R) CIPS

Direct: (808)226-5030
Email: Yoshiko@SachiHawaii.com

Yoshiko was born and raised in Japan. She started her career as a flight attendant in 1971 for Cathey Pacific Airways based out of Hong Kong. In 1974, she moved to Los Angeles, CA and was Executive Secretary to the GM of C. Itoh & Co. In 1978 she traveled Europe and lived in Nice, France where she fell in love with French culture and language. Yoshiko moved to Hawaii in 1986 and obtained her real estate sales license in 1987 followed by her broker license in 1995. She is an avid golf player and member of Mid Pacific County Club. Yoshiko’s varied global background and over 20 years of experience in real estate sales help her provide excellent service to her international clients. Yoshiko joined Sachi Hawaii in 2009. Fluent in Japanese and English. 

Laisin Lee (R) GRI, MFA

Direct: (808) 342-8660
Email: lslee@hawaii.rr.com

Laisin Lee has been a full-time real estate professional in Hawaii since 1991 currently affiliated with Sachi Hawaii-Pacific Century Properties specializing in residential and international properties. Since 2008 she has served as the President for the Hawaii International Real Estate Council and was the 2009 National Director for the Asian Real Estate Association of America & member of the organizations Chairman’s Circle. She was a past recipient of the “Aloha 'Aina REALTOR®'s Choice Award”.

Laisin is active in the business community and devotes much of her time to community services and ethnic education producing and co hosting a bi-weekly Cantonese news magazine community service radio program “Splendor Era” on KNDI AM1270 in Honolulu, Hawaii and from 1997-2004 produced and co hosted an award winning weekly community service Cantonese radio program “Asian Pacific News Magazine”.

She is a registered court interpreter in Cantonese and Mandarin for the Hawaii judicial system and provides translation and interpretation services for other government agencies, business enterprises, legal counsels and the community at large especially for Chinese immigrants with language barriers.

Laisin is married with two children. She was born and raised in Hong Kong. Her education background includes a Master degree in Fine Arts from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a Bachelor’s Degree from the National Taiwan Normal University in Education and Fine Arts, a Post Graduate Diploma-in-Education from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to entering the real estate profession, much of her career was devoted to art and education. She was the Course Leader for the Studio Ceramics program and lecturer of the foundation design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 

Nobu Matsumoto (R) GRI

Direct: (808) 206-0656
Email: Nobu@SachiHawaii.com

Nobu is originally born in Tokyo Japan. He moved to San Francisco, California in 1971. He began personal real estate investing and in 1978 he obtained his California real estate license and in 1987 he obtained his real estate brokers license. He specialized in helping clients build wealth by investing in various types of properties in the San Francisco Bay area that could be improved, remodeled, and sold for gain. Nobu moved to Honolulu in September, 2007. He obtained his Hawaii Real Estate Brokers license in October, 2007 and joined Sachi Hawaii as a broker agent. He plans to continue working with his investor, contractor, and developer clients from the US Mainland, and Japan to assist them buy, improve and sell properties in Hawaii. 

Naoko Miura (RA)

Direct: (808)953-4703
Email: Naoko@SachiHawaii.com

Naoko was born and raised in Niigata Prefecture where she began her career as a television news reporter before moving into the Tokyo media industry as a journalist, producer and sales manager. She came to Honolulu in 2008 to work in tourism-oriented publishing and soon recognized her professional talents and background were optimally suited for marketing Hawaii’s exclusive real estate to select buyers. Upon refining her abilities as an agent, she joined Sachi Hawaii in 2010. Naoko believes the investigation and communication skills she mastered as a reporter are essential to providing buyers and sellers market information in a timely context, and that success in her position requires an understanding of client lifestyle desires and financial goals. The energy and intensity she pours into her profession is evident throughout her life as a certified yoga instructor, outdoor and fitness enthusiast, and international culinary aficionado.

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Katherine Y. Seo (RA)

Direct: (808) 783-6055
Email: Katherine.y.seo@gmail.com

Katherine Y. Seo has been an active Realtor Associate for the past 25 years. She is a repeated top producer and member of the Chairman's Circle, President's Club, and Century Club, and she won her former company's award as the Highest Earner of the Year in 1991. Katherine is fluent in Korean, Japanese, and English. Her extensive knowledge of Hawaii Real Estate coupled with her local and international client connections make her an industry leader. Katherine joined Sachi Hawaii in 2007 and is eager to continue her commitment of providing superior service to her clients. 

Graham Ting (R)

Direct: (808) 342-2407
Email: graham@sachihawaii.com

Graham was born in Taiwan, and raised in Japan. He speaks Japanese, English,and Chinese (Mandarin and Shanghai) fluently. After graduating with BS degree at UCLA, and MBA degree at Pepperdine University, he passed CPA (Certified Public Accountant) examination, and joined Peat, Marwick, Mitchell (now KPMG) in Los Angeles. He was partner at KPMG in Japan and in Hong Kong. In 1999, he retired from KPMG, and moved back to California. He obtained his California Real Estate Broker License in 2003, and was making real estate investments in Southern California. In 2005 he decided to live his dream, and moved to Hawaii. He passed Hawaii Real Estate Broker Examination in 2008. He joined Sachi Hawaii’s team in 2012. Graham is a sincere consultant to his clients. He always looks matters from the perspective of his clients. Clients always come first in his dictionary. Graham is a gourmet (both eating and cooking), and he enjoys playing golf. He is a member at Mid-Pacific Country Club located in the beautiful Lanikai. 

Shelly Watanabe-Moore (RA)

Direct: (808) 489-7875
Email: shelly@sachihawaii.com

Born in raised in Akita, Japan, I worked in Tokyo as Chief Manager for a venture company managing Korean talent including actors and singers during the second Korean entertainment boom in Japan. Traveling between Japan and Korea, I watched the Korean entertainment phenomenon grow into a huge industry for all generations in Japan. My work experience in Japan also included working for a major beauty company, helping it grow into a celebrity-endorsed household name in Japan.

My life abroad started in high school where I was an exchange student in Australia. Throughout my twenties, I lived in Baltimore, Hawaii, New York and Tokyo and came back to Hawaii where my husband and I have settled down. I graduated from University of Hawaii with a Bachelor’s in Economics. Having worked in the wedding and tourism business in Hawaii and New York, I discovered a passion for helping people make their dreams come true in Hawaii. “It’s better to regret after I did what I wanted to do than to regret about not doing what I wanted to do.”

My goal as a Realtor is to leave every client 100% satisfied by providing strategic, professional, and complete services as a buyer’s agent, seller’s agent, and a Hawaii knowledge resource. In my off time, surfing is my passion. I started surfing when I was 18. Since then “Tanned Skin” is my trade mark. The reason why I moved to Hawaii for the first time was because of my passion to surfing. 

Junko Yamada (RA)

Direct: (808) 224-0314
Email: best1junko@gmail.com

Junko was born and raised in Ginza, Tokyo. While in Tokyo, she worked as a political secretary and as a coordinator for a private charter cruise ship company. In 1972 she was married and moved to Hawaii. As wife of an International diplomat to the United Nations, Junko was actively involved in promoting International friendships with Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, North Korea, and other Asian nations. During this time she lived in Bangkok Thailand. In 1985 Junko and her family moved back to Hawaii. Junko received her Hawaii Real Estate Sales Associate license in 1990, and embarked on an active real estate career focusing on helping international clientele. Junko is fluent in both Japanese and English. She joined the Sachi Hawaii sales team in 2006 and continues to use her international knowledge and connections to help clients not only from Japan, but throughout South East Asia and the United States. 

George Yanai (RA)

Direct: 808-222-8877
Email: george@sachihawaii.com

George was born in Yamaguchi prefecture Japan. He moved to Hawaii with his family when he was 8 years old. His early career was as a Dental Technician. In the early 1990’s, George became a property manager handling approximately 100 rental units. Following his love of real estate, he obtained his Realtor Associate license in 1999 and worked as part of Sachi Braden’s sales team during her Coldwell Banker days. Growing up in Honolulu, George has excellent knowledge of the island, its neighborhoods, and he specializes in finding “good buys” for his clients. His clients benefit from his great communication skills, detail oriented service, and expert negotiation skills. In 2008, George joined Sachi Hawaii- PCP. 

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