The last of Mr. Saito

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I asked Mr. Saito to see me as I needed his advice. He agreed and invited me to an Italian restaurant in Yebisu. I had never dined with Mr. Saito […]

Wrath of the Founder the Great

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Those who got the place overseas started preparing for the move. The first group left to start the California office. This included one of the apostles as the head of […]

Approval

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The next day, I asked Mr. Hirao to talk in person. No other buildings blocked a ray of sunlight through the windows on the 33rd floor. The bright, white-walled room […]

Negotiation

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As the new trading deal project progressed and I communicated with the European office more frequently, I gained the confidence of Mr. N, who was known to distrust and shunned […]

New life

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I took some of the furniture, including the TV, a shelf, washing machine, and microwave, but treated myself new ones, too, such as a semi-double size bed, a coffee table, […]

New apartment

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My sister and Takashi’s relationship was a committed one, so there was no scream of joy when they told me they were getting married and moving in with my sister’s […]

Sober and cold

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After several months of email exchange, Klaus came to Japan on business and wished to meet with me. I was excited and booked a table at a restaurant, which ornate, […]

Klaus the zealous

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As Mr. N and I chatted in the noise of dance music, Klaus came to sit with us, flapping his t-shirt in the chest to cool the heat of the […]

European work-life balance

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Mr. N invited me to the December sales conference again. I felt more useful than in the previous years because of the project. There was also the office Christmas party, […]

An avuncular mentorship

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Mr. N was known in the company as a difficult person. The men suspected Mr. N must be hiding critical information from the HQ for his gain. My impression was […]