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My main work is to send the products with originality and superiority all around the world, which always leads to our management principle “more beautiful and healthier”. Recently, I’ve been especially focused on the cooperation with university for the achievement of my work. Mainly basic research takes place at university which a company doesn’t have a chance to do. What we can do as a company is to make the most of the research result and develop better products to give it back to the society.
Although the research on each material and structural components of the human body hasn’t yet put into use at this moment, we tackle the research of the technique with a view to the future use. We think that the cooperation with university in gear is the key to create the products with originality and superiority. We also have a plan to proceed the collaborative research on matters any closer to human from now on. I often go around laboratories of many universities as a pipe between professors and our company, which creates more chances to meet various people, and it is very precious for the further research and development.
I had a chance to study biology, science or making something, but I didn’t specialize it, and graduated from university of Law.
I went out into the world once after my graduation, then started to think many things, and this company came up in my head since it was established by my father, and my feeling to help him was getting stronger.
At that time, I talked to my father about this, but his answer at that time was that it’s better not to be the member of the company because of my lack of knowledge and experience. I only studied law, so I couldn’t say anything.
After that I enrolled myself in graduate school. First I studied at Kumamoto Inst. of Technology, and then studied at Michigan State University for a year and a half, came back to Japan to study at Konan University for 3 years. Then I spent time at Osaka University for my experience. I experienced research itself for more than 10 years in these various environments.
I learned from my actual experience that R&D work is the very basis and essential part for products. It means everything depends on it, and any little irresponsible work would appear in the finalized product.
I changed my way after my first job, and made an honest effort for R&D. I always endeavor to keep this attitude and do my work without compromise.
I’ve already mentioned this before, but again, not cutting corners at work is my policy. The most important thing and what I do is doing without compromise, and concentrating on it from the very first stage until the very last stage. This makes everything.
However, I tend to be blind to the others when concentrating on one thing, so I try to listen to other people positively not to be selfish about the product. Since there is no value if the customers don’t feel happy for the products eventually, I listen to what they say and try to make it closer to what they expect. I used to think as a researcher that good products make people happy 2 or 3 years ago, but the important thing is to think what good products are. We should pursue the essence of that, which is to think “for whom”.
FINE JAPAN is a pipe leading to contribution to society and where I can grow. Even if I come up with the best idea for the product, I can do nothing alone. It makes me conscious of the importance of management resources “people, materials, and money”.
It is our company’s 40th anniversary this year. It was established when I was only a year old, so I feel kind of affinity with that. I’ve been pursuing with this company to provide the products to make people more beautiful and healthier with safety and security.
I’ll continue scientific verification to maintain the safety and security as the major premise, and provide the products people choose.