Focus : Portraits of TYK

Small portrait gallery for you to discover a few people with whom I worked during these two months working at TYK.

NORIKO ANDÔ

Noriko Andô. 37 years old, from Mizanami city. She has worked for 10 years at TYK in the Sensor Team. (Here with Kanji-san. More details on Kanji-san in an article coming soon). Andô-san can cook a curry rice and mold it under the shape of « Olaf »  (character in the movie « Frozen ») and loves Ghibli movies. (Here with Kanji-san).

DAISUKE SATÔ

Daisuke Satô. 28 years old, from Sapporo on Hokkaido island. He has worked for 1 year at TYK, in the New Material Team. Satô-san is black belt second dan in Aïkido. He enjoys skiing and snowboarding. His father works in a sushi restaurant.

HIROYUKI ANDÔ

Hiroyuki Andô. 36 years old. He has worked for 10 years at TYK, currently in the Analysis Team. Andô-san is working with a scanning electron microscope (SEM). SEM is capable of producing high resolution images of the surface of a very small sample. The process is impressive but not very fast.

MIKIKO KAWASAKI

Mikiko Kawasaki. 44 years old. Native of Nagoya. She has worked for 10 years at TYK in the Analysis Team. she considers herself as 44 years old for body but only 20 for heart. Kawasaki-san has a green and yellow house painted  by her family. At first she didn’t like the color, but now she has got used to it.

ICHIRO KOMATSU

Ichiro Komatsu. 65 years old. He has worked for 48 years at TYK. Tomatsu-san is the leader of the Analysis Team. He is a man who smiles all the time.

KEISUKE OGIHARA

Keisuke Ogihara. 26 years old, from Kôchi on Shikoku Island. He has worked for 1 year at TYK in the Analysis Team. Ogihara-san is very fond of climbing. He goes climbing almost every evenings and weekends. His favorite Ghibli movie is “Kiki’s Delivery Service”.

TAKAHIRO KAMIYA

Takahiro Kamiya. 43 years old. He has worked for 10 years  at TYK  in the  New Material Team. Before TYK, Kamiya-san worked in a Chinese restaurant. He has already eaten bear paws and shark fins. His family name “Kamiya” means “Valley of the Gods.”

SHIMON ISHIMARU

Shimon Ishimaru. 30 years old. He has worked for 8 years and a half at TYK in the New Material Team. Ishimaru-san does not have lunch at the refectory but prefers go eating a good dish of ramen in restaurants around the factory. But the lunch break lasts only forty minutes, so he has to eat very quickly.

YASUTA KOIKE

Yasuta Koike. 58 years old. He has worked for 35 years at TYK. Koike-san is the leader of the Research and Development Center. He lived several years in Mons in Belgium and can speak a little French. Koike-san quickly replaced the honorific suffix -san after my name by -chan (Claire-chan), which could be understood as a mark of respect but much more gentle and kind than the honorific suffix -san, very formal.

LA TEAM

The all team of the Research and Development Center.

BONUS

(More details on Hayashi-san in an article coming soon).

Mina-san, dômo arigatôgozaimashita ! *

 

* A big thank you to everyone!

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