I would like to talk about a special customer who had a major influence on me continuing my salon and being able to stand up here today – Erika Angyal. After the terrible disasters on March 11, 2011, many of my customers returned to their home countries. It was then that Erika said to me: “We can do this. Let’s stick it out in Japan together.” This is not even her home country, and yet here Erika was giving me, a Japanese person in my own country, the message to not give up and the motivation to carry on.
I am truly inspired by amazing people like this on a daily basis.
Thank you to you all.