Kirie – Part 2

Three years ago, the Kirie sisters told Riarumi about their dream to become manga artists. Now, Riarumi is incredibly proud to share that we are interviewing them once again where, this time, ‘Kirie’ will be telling us about their new chapter as professional manga artists, their debut manga “Brother Buddy”, and other feelings and experiences […] Read more…

81 Year-old Creates iPhone App

Masako Wakamiya is a bright-spirited, talkative lady who just launched her first smartphone app. She’s also 81 years old. Masako-san felt compelled to take action after noticing that there weren’t many fun apps aimed at people her age. “We easily lose games when playing against young people, since our finger movements can’t match their speed.” […] Read more…

Liz Cen

In another first for Riarumi, today we talk to Liz Cen, a young woman from China who now lives and works in Tokyo. In her interview, Liz tells us about her life in Japan and what brought her to Tokyo, shares her ideas on the type of future she aspires to for herself, her feelings […] Read more…

Koki Mizutani

In a first (but not a last!) for riarumi, we spoke with Koki Mizutani, a business strategy consultant who’s currently on paternity leave, in order to help raise his child and support his wife at home. We spoke to Koki about his decision to take paternity leave in a society where it’s still not really […] Read more…

Yuko Kawamura

To tell you the truth, my real dream was to become a housewife with five children and a big dog, and be a translator working from home. Or so I wrote in my high school yearbook. Now I look back on that dream from time to time. In my senior year at Sophia University, I […] Read more…

Tomoe Hashimoto

Riarumi was very happy to meet 30 year-old Tomoe Hashimoto. Tomoe tells us about her career so far with Sony Computer Entertainment, her future goals and her attitudes towards achieving them, things she’s learned from the tougher times in her life, and her thoughts on the current state of gender equality in Japan. Who is […] Read more…

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