Is passion an important quality for life and work?
The most important qualities we should possess are faith and passion in all our endeavors. Is it important to strongly believe in whatever you are doing? Does that give us all a raison d’être? Yes. The key thing is to possess integrity, faith and passion. What was the most important influence you gained from your parents and grandfather? My name is Masato. Masato means honest man. My grandfather always reminded me to be honest and also never to tease anyone or call them a fool, and warned me that others might accuse me of being a fool. I learned a great deal from him as has our company is ever conscious of setting an example for correct behavior. We comply with the customs and regulations. Compliance is the key word for us. We aim to comply with our own and industry standards and wish to be the role model for other companies in pursuing this philosophy. Are there going to be any more Mizuno family members running the company, in your tradition, in the future? My son Hideto has just bee