Nickname: Kuma-chan
Affiliation: General Affairs Team, Human Resources & General Affairs Group, Administration Division
Alma Mater: Dokkyo University Faculty of Foreign Studies German Department
Joined GPSS: April 2019


What did you do before joining GPSS?

I was in customer service and sales at a kimono shop.


Please tell us the reason why you decided to join GPSS.

When I was a university student, I was studying environmental policy in Germany and had the goal of revitalizing the region with renewable energy. Originally from Sendai City in Miyagi Prefecture, I experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake when I was a junior high school student, and wanted to expand renewable energy in the Tohoku region so that electricity could be delivered to places where electricity is needed as soon as possible in the event of a disaster. As a new graduate, I didn't find a company in this field , so I got a job at another company, but I wanted to work in the field of renewable energy. When I started job hunting again, I was introduced to GPSS by an agent.


What is your role at GPSS?

I am currently handling several responsibilities with the aim of creating an environment where employees can work comfortably at GPSS. In addition to specific tasks such as managing company mobile phones and training new employees, I also enjoy planning and organising various events. 


Please tell us "the moment when your soul ignited" after joining GPSS.

In my first year at the company, I was tapped to be the event coordinator of an employee training trip and succeeded! Regardless of age or gender, the project was designed so that each person can demonstrate their strengths, and I think that is the reason that the event was so successful. If you don't mind, please take a look at the video of the 2020 GPSS Snowball Fight when you have time!


Please share a piece of advice to future GPSS members!

GPSS is a company where you can exert your strengths when what you want to do and the company's vision match. If you raise your hand to do it at any age, you have the chance to be given the opportunity. I'm 24 years old, but I'm actively involved in projects that I want to do, besides secretarial work. Instead of waiting for work to come down to them, I think people who want to be pro-active can play an active role in GPSS.