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Vernal Equinox Dayi

Usually, my office doesn’t follow Japanese holiday, but we closed today. Yeah.

I appreciate this break because I am tired.

I went to my hair salon to get a hair dryer and iron: REPRONIZER 4D PLUS.

I tried this at Salon before and my hair felt so smooth after using it, especially straight iron.

I have wavy hair that is not in fashion but gives impression of damage hair.

However, after using this hair iron which won’t damage my hair because of its technology and special material — ceramic, my hair is so straight (no sign of wavy) and smooth!

It surely drew my attention.

I was told the more I use the more my hair get straighter and healthier.

I decide to get one.

Simultaneously, I was looking for a nice hair dryer.

It might give me multiple effect. hahaha

I waited to buy these for five days till today for 5 times Point Day at Roppongi Hills.

I save points to get a voucher for my beauty salon. hahaha

Today, we received a guest who is 91 years old, fit and wise.

In fact, I enjoy talking to her.

She brought us various kind of sweets for our afternoon tea.

Guess who also enjoys her company.

She will stay with us till Sunday.

What shall we do tomorrow?

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The Week of 4th March 2019

Monday, 4 March 2019

As I uploaded, I attended the reception hosted by the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Indistry.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

I went to gym to rewind my body to get ready for a long day next day.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

I visited three companies and they are:

*Rakuten

Rakuten is Japan’s leading e-Commerce platform; approximately 100 million users occupying 25% of Japanese eCommerce market.

*Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town/Panasonic

Panasonic, being a Japan’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and household equipment, enriches lifestyle by building a sustainable town enabling residents to have eco-friendly and comfortable lifestyles while ensuring safety and security.

*Kawasaki Heavy Industries Robotics Company

Kawasaki robotics is one of Japanese leading suppliers of industrial robots and robotic automation systems utilizing IoT and AI to meet the demand for IR 4.0.

It was fun witnessing the latest technologies.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

I visited FOODEX JAPAN 2019 (the world third largest international food and beverage exhibition) at Makuhari Messe, Chiba for assisting a meeting.

I’m glad to know that I could assist to solve issues.

Friday, 9 March 2019

I received urgent assignments (such as sending reports and receiving a group) to be settled.

This week, it’s more on reporting on work; simultaneously I had a great fun visiting companies, places and meeting people.

I try my best to interest me and motivate me.

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Gong Xi Fa Cai @ Yokihi, Yokohama China Town

This become my custom to celebrate New Year (Chinese New Year) with this group of friends.

One of us is working at Yokohama City Office; therefore, he offers his assistance to organize a special dinner at Yokihi, Yokohama China Town.

I say SPECIAL because this place is opened for boutique and cafe and not for dinner.

All food is delicious because these are all home-made.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Happy New Year!)

It was nice to see all of them again.

We all had good time and continued for Karaoke session. hahaha

We sang both English and Japanese songs.

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Business Trip to Fukui (Day 2)

I ate a lot yesterday; therefore, I took a simple breakfast: Fukui sour plum onigiri (rice ball) and a coffee.

We departed for three company visits.

First, we visited Muroji, the world oldest soy sauce producer since 1573.

It has 450 years of experience in soy sauce making.

This company is also the first Japanese soy sauce manufacturer to export Japanese soy sauce 150 years ago.

The company wants to expand their overseas market so that one day you might find their products at the supermarkets near you.

Second, we visited Matsuura Machinery Corporation.

The company manufactures machine tools with high performance.

Their machine can produce high precision machine parts for various industries such as aerospace, medical device, machinery (cutting tool) and premium motor sports such as F1.

They can offer various attractive machines such as 5 Axis machine tools and hybrid 3D printer which conducts both sintering and milling.

The factory visit was so much fun! Exciting.

After exciting company visits, we had lunch at the Bell Shopping Mall before last company visit.

I enjoyed nice sushi.

The last company visit was to Masunaga Optical Mfg Co Ltd.

I wanted to visit this eyeglasses manufacturer because former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin made this company famous by wearing their eyeglasses.

Today their eyeglasses are popular among many celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Christiano Ronaldo, etc.

The founders of Masunaga, Masunaga Brothers, wanted to create the industry in Fukui to creat jobs for the society.

They trained artisans and when they were ready allowed them to start their own business.

That is why there are many eyeglasses manufacturers located in Fukui.

Their products are sophisticated and stylish.

I plan to visit their shop in Tokyo: Masunaga 1905, Tokyo Aoyama Store.

It was fulfilling 2-day visit.

Sayonara Fukui.

I departed Fukui by Shirasaki.

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Business Trip to Fukui (Day 1)

We took early Shinkansen (bullet train) to depart for Fukui as early as 7:33 am.

Therefore, I took a breakfast on the train knowing it will be three hours journey to Maibara Station to change to Shirasaki Express Train; it takes four hours to reach Fukui.

The sample looked nice and packed, but when I opened it…I was surprised how it looks….ah empty…?

When we reached Maibara Station, we rushed to the platform for Shirasagi Express Train because we didn’t have much time.

From the window of Shirasagi, we can spot snow here and there.

Nonetheless, we arrived Fukui safely and started our programme for today: networking lunch and seminar.

Since I acted as host and secretariat so that I refrained myself for taking photos but moved around the floor.

After the event, we had a dinner at Japanese Restaurant Tachibana, 2F, Yours Hotel, Fukui.

I was looking forward for the local specialty, Echizen Crab.

We also had Kaiseki (Japanese course menu) while waiting for crab.

Then tadaaaaaa crab

Then noodle and dessert.

I ate for few days potion today.

I definitely need to exercise more. haaaa

We had all events at Yours Hotel, Fukui and finally I returned to room for resting.

At the room, I opened gifts from guests.

These are Fukui local special crafts.

From left, Fukui plum castella (cake), Mayu (cocoon) cosmetics and abalone shell decoration chopsticks.

So nice!

It’s getting late and I found a foot massage machine at the closet.

I tried it to relax my feet in the room.

I can have a good sleep tonight.

Oyasuminasai