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2011年05月

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1999年初秋、自分史上最高の笑顔で米国への第一歩を踏み出そうと決めていたのに、
機内から見たマンハッタンの摩天楼に、なぜか一気に不安になった。
自分史上最低の泣き笑いで降り立ったJFK空港。
20代最後に、裸一貫で大学生をやり直そうと決めた。
プライドは要らない。
欲しいのは新しいことを始める勇気だけ・・・。

あれからずいぶんと長い時間が経過した。
人と人、企業と企業、日本と米国をつなぐ。
バラバラのBEAD(ビード)をつなげばBEADS(ビーズ)になる、その懸け橋となる役割を
担いたいと「OFFICE BEAD INC.」設立。
日系企業や日系アーティストの米国進出に役立てるのならと、なりふり構わず走り回った。

そしてたくさんの人と出会い、たくさんの愛と勇気をもらった。
これまでに私と関わった、すべての人にありがとう。

これからは、ここで頑張る皆さんの姿を、私なりの方法で日本の皆さんに伝えていくのが
私の使命。
遠い異国の地で起こっている夢物語ではなくて、誰だってほんの少しの勇気を出せば
手に届く未来がある。

「Every wall is a door.」
神様は乗り越えられない試練は与えない。

ドアを探して、地球の裏側から日本を元気にするプロジェクト、いざ開始。

Metropolitan_Museum


In fall 1999, I have made up my mind that I would start my first step into
the US with my best smile in my life.
However, I got nervous as soon as I saw
skyscrapers of Manhattan from the window of the air plane.
I ended up arriving at JFK airport with a half-face, almost cry.
In my last 20s’, I have decided to go back to school and start from scratch
in NY, where I had no career so I had nothing to lose.
Pride was not necessary.

All I needed was a little bit of courage to start something new…
It’s been a while since then.
People to people, Company to company, Japan to America.
Connecting a piece to a piece became BEAD to BEADS.
I have established my first company call “OFFICE BEAD INC.” in order to
be a bridge between those pieces.

I threw my pride to the wind to be a help of someone such as Japanese
companies and artists who are searching for an opportunity outside of
Japan to fulfill their dreams. Thanks to the opportunity, I met so many
people and received love and courage from them. I appreciate all my friends
whom I met so far.

From now on, I believe that my mission is to tell the story of people (not
only Japanese) who are surviving here in the US to the people in Japan.
It is not a stranger’s dream happening in a far foreign country.
Dreams come true, if you push yourself a little harder with a little of
courage.
“Every wall is a door” – God gives us something difficult that we can
resolve.

Looking for a door to encourage people in Japan from other side of the world,
Let the journey begin.
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