Born in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo in 1968
I am the 2nd daughter of 4 sisters, who loved Momoe Yamaguchi very much, and grew up as an oldest son like carrying drunken grandfather on my back to the 2nd floor end of the day.
“Junior High School Years”
Graduated from Shoei Joshi Gakuin Junior High School
I joined the school basketball team, but became passionate about volleyball after our school event, I switched to the volleyball team from grade 10.
Because of my parents’ influence, I enjoyed sports all year around, skiing in the winter and swimming in the summer.
“High School Years”
I decided to study abroad at an American high school, so I transferred to Public High School in the U.S. from grade 11, and graduated high school there.
I spent my first year at Granger H.S. in Utah and my second year at Atwater H.S. in California.
Since the U.S. has a seasonal system, I could enjoyed volleyball, basketball, and track and field (javelin and high jump) in Utah, and volleyball and basketball in California, and was blessed with many friends.
I feel fortunate that I still keep in touch with many friends thanks to modern tools of SNS.
“College and University Years”
After I graduated American High School in California, I came back to Japan because I missed my family so much. I started to join Temple University Japan to start my Associate Degree in Tokyo, and had an opportunity to get a scholarship by the professor who saw my News Paper Article when I played in California, I transferred to Eastern Kentucky University to play Volleyball and go for the bachelor degree and graduated in Physical Education Major with Adult fitness(Senior Citizens) co ed.
“First Career at the Office Years”
I started working at the Golf and Tennis Resort Company in Japan right after I graduated my B.A., it was a great timing for learning PC skills for operating my work. I was busy assisting 3 Golf Resort and Hotels in Hawaii, 1 Golf Resort in California, and 1 Tennis Resort in Florida.
One day one of my boss told me that “Why don’t you try for Airline? Your life will be more excited isn’t it? “, and he told me one of the Airline company is now recruiting some Japanese CA, and I tried for it and could make it!
Cabin Attendant→Marriage Life→Motherhood
After a year of Airline Career, I got married with my husband who used to be my collegue at the ex- company. We had a luck to have a honeymoon baby and am proud of being a mother of 2 girls and 2 boys, 4 children.
I had been working so hard to work beside raising 4 children with so many lovely supporting people, and I was more than happy to have my 1st daughter became another Airlines’ Cabin Crew so we can share our condition and thought each other.
My smartphone and SIM skills
Because of my job as a Flight Attendant, I have to fly back and forth in between Japan and Europe, and I sometimes use their sim, so I was familiar with smartphones and SIMs.
During my flight duty, I have been asked several times by passengers have forgotten their SIM pins and are having trouble replacing the Japanese SIM. In that case, I used my own earring to help taking out their SIM card.
Thanks to these skills, I was always in charge of my family’s mobile phone, and when a low-cost SIM came out in Japan, I switched immediately and succeeded in reducing the fixed cost significantly.
Falling into the trap of other companies' low-cost SIM
One day, my son says he wants to change it to a low-cost SIM provided by R company, and the low-cost SIM is certainly even cheaper than the SIM currently used! We decided to change the contract to R company.
However, R’s SIM had a hard time activating on a mobile phone at the time, and there were no Physical stores I could consult with, so I had a very difficult start using it. However, after he starts using it, the location of connection was limited, and he couldn’t use as a hot spot for his PC, and the amount of packet GB quickly reached the limit and suddenly slowed down. At the end, less than a month later, my son asked me to change his SIM again.
At this time, I decided to transfer to Otomo, which I heard from an acquaintance that there was a cheap SIM.
As a result, I was impressed that Otomo SIM is amazing! I was fully satisfied with the variety of plans setting than the low-cost SIM that my family used at the time, and the price was cheaper than anything else, and I used the docomo line, so the connection was great.
So, I decided to switch to Otomo for the whole family.
I want to send my favor to any foreigners who live in Japan.
Around the same time, my ex boss at the previous company asked me to help foreigners to have mobile phones because they are having trouble to contract in Japan. I learned for the first time that it was very difficult for foreigners to own a smartphone in Japan without any working history back ground. I also learned that foreigners who already have Japanese smartphones are suffering from the fact that Japanese smartphones are extremely expensive compared to their own countries.
However, I was confident that Otomo would solve these problems.
I became an agent to show my gratitude to foreigners as I have been experienced in overseas through Otomo.