Sony/Taiyo offers an environment that's really easy to work in. They've made everything so convenient for us that we don't notice any difficulties. I couldn't even single out any one particular favorite aspect - it's just great to be able to naturally concentrate on my work in every way. It's really wonderful. Since the introduction of the customized cells, I've been able to perform all stages of the manufacturing process for a single microphone by myself. It's a bigger responsibility, but I feel that this makes the job that much more enjoyable, as well as giving me a great sense of accomplishment. I naturally feel more devoted to the product, and I think this is really manifested in the extra attention I give to each individual item. The other day I was watching TV, and I saw a scene where the "C-800G/9X" was being used by a famous singer in a recording studio. It was a proud moment to be reminded that our microphones are loved by others, as well.
The biggest change I've noticed in my twenty years working here is probably the change in people. I think that the employees are several stages more advanced than before - not only in their skills, but also in their attitudes towards work. I think we've become true professionals in every sense of the word. I will continue to maintain and develop the techniques passed down to me by my veteran colleagues, and I, in turn, will ensure that these are handed down sequentially to the younger employees who will carry on our traditions of excellence in the future.