Friday, May 22, 2009


The day for the moving is coming.
I'll move to Fukuoka, my hometown, on next Sunday, May 24.
I've packed up almost 90% of my household goods. I'll pack up my PC and its accessories at tomorrow morning, and will pack up electric appliances at tomorrow afternoon, and will pack up sanitary goods at tomorrow night. The moving operations will start at 8 am and will end up around 11 am. Then I'll clean up vacant room and will hand out room key to the real estate agent around 2 pm. After that, I'll move to the Haneda Airport, and will arrive at my home around 8 pm.

I have been in Tokyo for about 4 years.
Among these years, I changed work place 4 times; one was pharmaceutical company and others were healthcare advertising agencies. There were so many hard situations but I could enjoy my life in Tokyo. I could make so many friends, drinking companions, and business clients.

I'll change my career to the life insurance industry as a sales person. This will be a tough challenge for me, but I believe that I could brash up my business skills through my life in Tokyo. So I don't have any worries.

Um... Fukuoka...
My sweet town.

I'll do my best for the new life.




あ〜... 福岡ですよ...


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Back to my hometown

I'll go back to Fukuoka, my hometown, next Sunday. I should say that I'll move to Fukuoka.

Since I got an official offer from an international life insurance company as a life plan adviser, a sales person, I have been thinking whether I should stay in Tokyo for seeking new job or I should make a decision to work in the life insurance industry and go back to hometown, Fukuoka. Finally, I decided to go back to Fukuoka.

I think that I will be able to be active in this industry in Tokyo because I had built a lot of good relationships between ex-colleagues, ex-clients, and friends. However, if I will stay and will be active in Tokyo, I realized that I would lost a chance to go back to my hometown and I would not be able to leave Tokyo forever. That also meant for me that I would lost a chance to live with my lovely parents forever. I want to take care of my parents when they will need some helps. Because they are my parents.
Otherwise, I will be able to enjoy a job as a sales person of life insurance in Fukuoka because my clients will be the same whether in Tokyo or Fukuoka.

So I decided to move to my hometown, Fukuoka.

I know, it is the hardest sales job in all industries to work in life insurance industry, but I have no worry about that.
It's maybe because I believe that I am a good sales person, and I believe that there is nothing impossible if I work hard and think client.

Anyway, I'll do my best.







Monday, May 11, 2009


I was rejected by the international life insurance company at the 2nd examination.
I don't know the detail reason of this rejection, but I think that I had lack some skills for their needs.

By the way, I had been in Fukuoka from May 7 to 10 in order to participate in a job introducing program of the brother company of which I was rejected. This company is the most famous life insurance company in the US. In order to take their examination, I had to participate in their company introducing program. And if I would be able to a member of them, I wanted to work in Fukuoka, so I went back to Fukuoka.

The result for this program was bad. I was rejected.
However, the examiner, a director of agency, introduced me to the director of Fukuoka agency of the brother company which rejected me, and I met him. We talked about one and a half hour on my profile and their company profile.

And what a surprise! The director said okay to hire me as a sales person.
I don't get an official offer from them yet, but he said that if I was rejected from them for the position of manager of the branch office, he officially made an application of hiring me.

So I will leave Tokyo as soon as possible, and will go back to Fukuoka.
My new life will start again in Fukuoka, my home town.






Friday, May 1, 2009

I finished 2nd exam

I finished the 2nd examination for the position of the manager of the branch office of the international life insurance company today.

The 2nd exam was a face to face interview with 2 examiners.
They had prepared tons of questions for me, and the interview progressed by the order of their questionnaire sheets. It took about an hour.

There were some difficult questions for me, but I thought that I had could answer/reply reasonable answers for at least half of questions. Most of the question were based on my past sales style and ideas for increasing revenue.

As usual, the result will be reported by two ways.
If I passed the exam, I will get a phone call from the company.
If I did not passed it, I will get an email or postal letter from the company.

I don't know how they felt my answers, feelings, and passion, but I did all of my best.
So maybe God knows.