Mr. Shigemitsu Takami is President of Takami Corporation, which operates Takami Bridal throughout Japan and in Hawaii. A successful business man, author, and philanthropist his philosophy is that, “As a company we strive to bring happiness to people and society. Our mission is to provide you with the highest levels of hospitality and service, enabling you to experience joy from the bottom of your heart.”
His presentation is entitled “Gratitude Inspires – Living Omotenashi.” It is often simply translated as “hospitality” in English, but it is much more complex and has a deeper meaning, much like the word “aloha” has in Hawaiian. It is the core and foundation of a Japanese national, and Mr. Takami feels that it starts at home with the children. He will share anecdotes about how omotenashi is a part of the Japanese culture and has helped shape his friendships, his family, and his business relationships.