Interview with President Keiko Fukasawa
"One of the world's rare centennial companies. "
Seating in venues like theaters and sports arenas has different requirements around the world. After all, the impression given by a chair's design differs depending on the country’s culture and expectations. Because of that, I think people feel the difference when they experience Kotobuki Seating’s products. People notice the attention to the design, finishing, and especially the attention we put into every detail. The craftsmanship of the "made in Japan" ethos is felt in detail, for example in the beauty and quality of the wood we use for our products. Kotobuki products have attracted a great deal of attention in the United States because America has a long tradition of creating value through innovation.
One example of an innovation that's been gaining attention in America is the sleep capsule. Many American businesspeople and entrepreneurs want to experience Kotobuki's sleep capsules when they come to Japan, and many are looking for ways to bring the concept to the United States. I often hear people comment that sleep capsules make accommodation much more affordable while still being clean and convenient. There are great expectations for Kotobuki, and I hope we can connect Japan and the United States with a sense of comfort.
●Interviewer: Makoto Takai, Mei Michibata (Public Relations Planning Department), Tsukasa Inomata (Inomata Office)