Yoshiyuki Yakushiji Founder
Growing up in the backwoods of Japan helped me gain an appreciation and love for the strong sense of community around me. I grew up in a tiny village called Oita, located in Kyushu, where small businesses were the backbone of society. Isolation from the outside world piqued my interests in other countries and cultures, however at that time, I was limited to books and local stories while helping my parents in their little mom and pop shop.
"Of all the memories of my childhood, the most memorable was my parents’ pride in their business and quality of their goods."
My interest in expanding my cultural wealth brought me to countries such as Australia and Hong Kong, where I was able to experience student life abroad for the very first time.