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We find it’s always nice to know who you are dealing with, so here are some simple profiles of our team. We are down a bit on numbers due to Corona Virus, but hopefully we will be back up to full strength in the near future.
Well, the boss is a New Zealand guy called Kevin. He’s been in Japan since 1992, and moved to Hakuba in 2004. He and his wife Hiromi, have 4 kids and 2 grand-kids. Being from New Zealand he loves his rugby, and travels all over the world to support his beloved All Blacks. He’s had 2 mid life crises, and he got over them by buying a motorbike, and getting laser surgery on his eyes. But now he has settled down and travels a lot (in fact we don’t see him at all in May and June, which makes his wife happy). He also dabbles in snowboarding, mountain biking, scuba diving, and golf. Wining and dining is also a hobby of his, and you’ll often see him climbing the stairs at the ski jump to burn off the excess calories from the night before.
It’s not just all fun and games. Kevin is head of the Inbound Tourism Board in Hakuba, a director on the Hakuba Tourism Commission, Founding Chairman of HIBA, and a Little League Baseball Umpire (don’t ask).
One of the members of reservation team, Yvonne is from Hong Kong. She has been in Japan since 2011 and worked in Hakuba since joining our team 2014. She lacks sports talent and is a permanent snowboarding beginner. Having grown up in the city, she hates all kinds of insect and has no knowledge in taking care of plants and vegetables, which her husband always jokes about.
She has visited 28 out of 47 prefectures of Japan. As she has never been further north than Fukushima, the next personal (not a family and business) trip should be somewhere northern.
Mai is originally from Shizuoka, but has worked all over the globe. She likes traveling around the world and has endless list of place where she would like to go next. She’s been part of our team for over 5 years and enjoys making great holiday plans for our guests.
Weird thing is her life environment is surrounded 360 degrees mountains but shes more of an ocean girl, who loves the beach, snorkeling and sailing, none of which we have in Hakuba. But shes not totally in the wrong place. You can often see her in the mountains around Hakuba on her days off (and even her days on if the boss is not in the office)
Born in Hiroshima, Mitsuharu has moved around Japan, with stints in Kagoshima, Okayama and Shimane, before landing in Hakuba in 2006. Previously a snowboard enthusiast, now a family man, his snow fun is limited to playing with his kids. But that’s OK, as he enjoys the year-round natural beauty of Japan. He’s been with us since 2017, and while he is not confident speaking English, he is learning daily, and his goal is to be able to communicate with guests from all over the world.