Narihisa Hattori, is his full name and that is why we call him NARI. We have worked side-by-side for the last 6 years at KIE/ Kintetsu Travel.
But recently he has been thinking a lot about his future and what he wants to do – there is so much more opportunity for him back in Tokyo, so he decided to pack-up and test the waters in his homeland. He has been here in the USA since after grad school and so this will be the reverse of what I did so many years ago when I moved to Japan after grad school where I lived and worked for 11 years. It will be a challenge to fit in at first, I’m sure.