I am Yoshida, president of Yamada Shusei , a professional apparel garment repair group in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture.
When I first joined the company, I had this conversation with Mr. Hara, the current chairman.
Do you know how to say "Shusei" in English, Mr.Yoshida?
I don't know... And he said,It's called Restoration. In baseball, there is a straight line and a curve, right? Restoration is to straighten something that has been bent.
It was more than 20 years ago, but I vividly remember this conversation.
I had just started my new job as a civil servant with no connection to the textile industry, working as an investigator in the family court to help resolve various problems between husband and wife, parents and children, and relatives, so there was a lot I did not know.
The word "Restoration" gave me a sense of fulfillment that I shared with my previous job, which was to "be there for people who are in trouble.
Also, my personality, which is more suited to working on things alone rather than standing in front of others, seemed to match the "Restoration" job. Furthermore, the fact that I could contribute to society in a pragmatic way by fixing actual products and reducing product loss and economic loss was a great pleasure that I did not have in my previous job.
I would like to continue to walk forward every day without forgetting this original intention.