We have just completed almost 2 weeks of workshops for the Japan project. I was not an active participant, but managed to learn quite a bit about the creative and technical bits of the project.
As I'm naturally piqued by interesting visuals, the first week of creative discussion was naturally more engaging than the 2nd week of technical sessions. One of the videos they shared was an origami depiction of the history of ASICS and Onitsuka Tiger.
It's the first time I get to work in a consumer products company. My previous experiences dealt with mostly the intangible, so it's a bit difficult to quantify the result of work produced.
So it's been really exciting to learn the deep history and value that goes into producing each pair of sports shoe, apparel and equipment. Even with that, it still remains a humble Japanese company. There may not be much luxuries usually associated with large corporations, which is perhaps why the people here are also more down to earth.
I may not have enough space for myself, nor fancy stationery and gadgets, whatmore enough heating in winter. But I get to experience some of the best sporting products ever. Maybe that should motivate me to get back to some form of fitness!