Hello everyone, before I start, I’d like to show you this video.
I would like to ask you some questions: If you were to die today, What is the most important thing for you? Where would you go?
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming to my presentation. I am so happy to be here with you today.
I’d like to start by introducing myself.
My name is Noriyuki Fujita.
I am the CEO of FUJIKON GROUP in Japan.
My hobbies are fishing fish not girls, running, and of course studying English in MeRise.
Because My company celebrated its 60th anniversary this year, I’d like to talk about my company’s amazing historical background.
My presentation has 3 parts. I would call each of the part this way:
First, Remembering the PAST
Second, Celebrating the PRESENT
Finally, Aiming for the FUTURE
My presentation will take about 7 minutes. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask at the end of this presentation.
Remembering the PAST
My father was the founder of our company. It was established in 1959 when he was 20 years old. Our company’s business started with sunglasses factory. I learned that he had a hard time. As a matter of fact, my company has faced serious bankruptcy three times in a row because we didn’t have enough money to sustain our business.
But now, surprisingly we are one of the best quality optical factories in Japan for the longest time!
Looking back, I joined my company in 1987 from being a Japanese Air Force pilot. Now I turned out fat, but stayed cute. I was slim when I flew Airplanes.
After that, my company increased sales and profit and expanded in the Asian market.
Celebrating the PRESENT
Now, let’s move on to my second point: Celebrating the PRESENT
I was inaugurated as the CEO in 2001.
We underwent an important strategy.
It was a new field of business development aside from optical factory.
First, we joined with a household goods business.
My company and DAISO incorporated with each other for the future.
Thus, our company’s business became an increasing trend.
After venturing with the said business, we joined with an optical retail business. Our company bought OWNDAYS company which has 100 shops of optical retail shops. Eventually, the Owndays expanded shops overseas. In the present, OWNDAYS has 300 shops in 12 countries.
Grateful enough through time, we joined in with the following businesses such as Solar Power generation, Operating lease of Airplane, Japanese language school, and many others!
In summary, we have 10 companies in 15 countries. We have a thousand employees, as a result.
Aiming for the FUTURE.
Coming to the end of my presentation, I would like you all to see our deepest endeavor.
With our heads up high, we declare our company’s new ambition:
“We will continue to expand and reach a hundred years.”
And we shout out our philosophy:
“Make all people happy and those who are involved with FUJIKON.”
We strongly believe that we could become very successful more than before. We are humbled that we have supported people from my hometown and many regions in Asia. We think that we have to repay through kindness to all of the people.
Wrapping up everything I have said in the past few minutes, allow me to summarise by pointing out these following highlights:
Because I was born and I will die in my hometown in the near future, we hope to contribute to my hometown in many ways we can. In addition, we had been supported by Asian people for a long time.
Happily, we have established a Japanese language school in my hometown Fukui prefecture (near Kyoto and is located in the center of Japan). You are all welcome to my hometown.
Right now, we have already reached 250 students from Vietnam, Nepal, Cambodia, Mongolia, Taiwan and of course the Philippines and among other places.
Without a doubt, our company has a tremendous dream!
We want to invite many students in my hometown from people all over Asia. And after studying, we hope that they can work and live in my hometown soon.
It might sound cliche to say that I love my hometown, my family and my friends forever, but that is exactly what I feel deep in my heart.
Thank you everyone for listening to my presentation.
Once again, you are all welcome to my hometown someday!
I am now ready to answer your questions.