Yamaha is in Japanese People's "Day-To-Day Life"
- What are your visions and dreams for the future?
Kondo: I'm quite excited about how our business is developing. We have launched several new services and business partnerships. I'd like us to be a "stateless" company - in a positive sense - that builds bridges through music and entertainment. We need to increase our staff abroad, finding more like-minded creators and artists. We hope to nurture an environment where one can genuinely respect and empathize with one other.
One of my dreams when I started this company was to make a platform and a marketplace for creators and artists of the world and use their talent/works as an implement to cooperate in solving social issues and dispute. For that purpose, and more, I've just relocated with my wife to San Diego. Being back in the West Coast where I spent my childhood, I'm excited to meet new people and make more new friends.
We often find things that we're not familiar with intimidating. If you've never been to that country, you're bound to be intimidated by its culture, religion, events, and people, or feel distant - hence, feel "unconnected." However, if you broaden your perspective and re-evaluate your sets of values, you'll learn to appreciate other cultures too. Through the open-mindedness that comes with music and entertainment, I want to connect the whole world. I want people to be more curious about countries and cultures other than their own. I want our bearer of the future, our children to feel good about the world they're living in because life is short. If we can achieve that, it will eventually lead us to a society free from social issues and dispute.