Daiso was very home-like, and all the employees were like family.
I started working part-time around 1980. Half of my job was clerical work, and the other half was unpacking at the warehouses. At that time, the number of employees was limited. Daiso was very home-like even then, and all the employees were like family. The former president (Hirotake Yano, the founder) treated us like members of his own family and invited my husband and children for barbecues. His house was an annex to the office, so he was like, “I’m cooking curry rice for dinner, would you care for some?”