We had the 32 years old birthday party of Takeshi Hiratsuka.
We have spent 4 years since he joined KOMA.
He has never made fool of himself including lying, speaking ill of others, blaming onto others, has strong sense of responsibility, guts, strong will, skills / knowledge / passion for manufacturing with the license of architecture.
He has plenty of working experiences without spoiling himself or unnecessary complains, however, is able to make his opinions.
At the same time, he is free-spirited person difficult to figure out, while properly clumsy.
Anyway, he is smiling and generous manly man, and one of the most reliable members whom I am so glad to have met.
When he joined, KOMA had still struggled with hard working environment with many passive tasks always tied up with delivery dates. Employees had worked 15 hours per day and 4 days offs per month.
At that time, we had experienced series of resignations of young employees, I would be irritated with the situation where we had to prioritize "turning-around" rather than new challenges.
The working environment has been gradually improved, we work 8 hours a day and there are 10 days-off a month.
We are able to spend time on creating something.
We have changed our company culture to make what, each employee would like to make or achieve taking advantage of his and/or her good points and originality, are in line with what the company is supposed to do.
Hatsuka Take-chan is one of key members who have overcome the tough situation with us and made the prevailing working environments.
We frequently hear Japanese verb "Every failure is a stepping stone that leads to success", which seems to be true and I have learned that the life is not that easy as I gain anything without pains since I had become independent 15 years ago, conversely, piling up small failures in the short period of time would be equal to piling up of small successes.
And, the growth would be defined as the increases in the length of time and the amount of expenses consumed for small failures.
Then, we may enjoy failures themselves.
This kind of optimistic way of thinking would be brought by credible members.
I would like to cooperatively develop products with him taking advantage of his knowledge and his sprit of inquiry.
I would like to grow with him making many failures.