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Kirin Co., Ltd. Brand Strategy Department Kirin Institute of Food and Culture Senior Fellow
Around 2000 , when I was sent to Kirin Seagram Co., Ltd., I searched for the cause of whiskey away. Taking advantage of the experience of that time, 2002 when he returned to the years Kirin Brewery, youth, women, for the new target, such as a senior to work, they are 1 began to human insight search to see how to spend the day. Until then, people were viewed from the perspective of categories such as tea, but it was a turning point in thinking about what products would be close to them by looking at people's lives.
When I reported the Human Insight, I received feedback from the marketing department that it was a new approach. In addition, we worked on the project in collaboration with a young ad agency, but for them, working as an equal partner with the client gave good results to both parties.
This is the opportunity, 2007 when it established a giraffe eating habits Culture Research Institute in years, medium- and long-term thinking, beyond the category of person 1 was able to set forth the theme of capturing how to spend and the scene of the day. Ten years after it was founded , the company has changed its attitude to work hard on human insight.
After all, I think that “not giving up” and “continuing to do the right thing” are linked to my current career.
Sometimes I didn't get along well with my direct boss, and I thought I couldn't understand what I was doing. At that time, I couldn't devise a way to communicate while imagining what my boss wanted. I was working because I thought that if I put up with it for 1-2 years, my department or my boss's department would change. If you “do what you are doing right”, people around you will see it, and some people will actually talk to you.
I also tried to do work that people didn't like. For example, even for complex projects involving a consulting company, we took the initiative in advancing the project in collaboration with a consultant. As a result, I am grateful to them, and I was able to learn about their methods and problem solving methods.
Now that I have more opportunities to talk to top management, etc., I have tried to communicate what they are thinking and what to say. If their interests matched our message, I think the insights would be communicated quickly and correctly.
He sometimes mentors young women, but often says:
Regarding the balance between work and family, even couples are strangers, so I think it is necessary to discuss them without hassle and to be a little concerned with the other person.
"Flap from the shelf"
Serendipity in English
Anything that falls from the shelves will be picked up even with garbage. Sometimes I shake the shelves and pick up fluffy rice.
Opportunity ‧ If you find an opportunity, don't hesitate to take it or create it yourself.
You'll always find what you want and you'll find more than you want, and you'll sometimes seize opportunities.