Enjoy Your Sound.│EYS-STYLE

TEAM

 

MISSION

We are having fun working how each team can make use of each other.

Building Structure

Wataru Morita

Wataru Morita
TEAM MISSIONPersonal history

TEAM MISSION

To give instructions for promptly implementing decisions made at management meetings, and through supporting the planning function of each company, contribute to the continuous improvement of the company.

Personal history

Born in 1987 Place of birth: Saitama prefecture
Graduated from Hitotsubashi University Business School / Completed MBA graduate course at the same school Joined the Japan Research Institute, United in 2011. While engaging in consulting regarding design of strategies and business improvement in the areas of communication, infrastructure, and retail, pursued research and thesis writing on each industry and new technology.
2016 Took part in planning EYS-STYLE. General planning work within the company, such as the development of service programs, construction of a management system within the company, etc.

1.Live stylishly

The outward appearance is the outermost part of the inside, so I pay attention to how I cultivate it. The item I am most particular about is my glasses.
I think they are the item which controls your impression the most, so depending on the circumstances and the clothes of the day, every morning I choose one from the lineup of five.

2.Valuing civilization and culture

I really like Barbershop Quartet, a type of a cappella that originated and became popular in America from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, so my friends and I formed a group of four and we sing every weekend.
Also, reading. I was originally doing a Masters in humanities, so I have various interests, and when I have time I read widely about philosophy, religion, history, psychology, science, and math.

3.Hard work and health

Hard work does not mean laboring for long hours, so I try to proceed with my work as efficiently as possible, go home early, and get plenty of sleep. Also, I have to spend a lot of time sitting in a chair and my body gets stiff, so I go to the gym four times a week to maintain good physical condition.
In addition, I attended a cooking class to learn how to cook nutritionally-balanced food for myself, and collected a full set of kitchen tools, but I don’t have time to cook, so I mainly eat out; I’d like to improve in that area.

4.By ourselves from scratch

Music schools are a legacy industry, and other than EYS, I don’t really see many initiatives for innovation.
If we want to try starting something new in the company, in most cases, there is no other company that we can reference as an example, so we are inevitably starting to work from scratch.
It is hard to speak specifically here, so I would like to talk in person.

5.I want to travel and play!

This is the only way I run counter to the company: I actually don’t like travelling. In particular, I dislike travelling to other countries.
I think for me, puttering around Tokyo is just right for an adventure.

6.It’s worth handling unreasonable requests!

Director Yoshioka comes making 99% of the unreasonable requests, especially one such as ignoring the current resources and pushing to materialize the ideal.
I’ve come to realize the Director is the type that won’t take back something he has put out there, so I don’t waste time negotiating, but recently my mindset has been to try to find enjoyment in the unreasonable request somehow.
Of course, I consider the effects that may arise from accepting an unreasonable request, and try to adjust the schedule for other tasks; as a manager I can’t forget about those basics.

Wataru Morita

Wataru Morita

TEAM MISSIONPersonal history

To give instructions for promptly implementing decisions made at management meetings, and through supporting the planning function of each company, contribute to the continuous improvement of the company.

Born in 1987 Place of birth: Saitama prefecture
Graduated from Hitotsubashi University Business School / Completed MBA graduate course at the same school Joined the Japan Research Institute, United in 2011.
While engaging in consulting regarding design of strategies and business improvement in the areas of communication, infrastructure, and retail, pursued research and thesis writing on each industry and new technology.
2016 Took part in planning EYS-STYLE. General planning work within the company, such as the development of service programs, construction of a management system within the company, etc.

1.Live stylishly
The outward appearance is the outermost part of the inside, so I pay attention to how I cultivate it. The item I am most particular about is my glasses.
I think they are the item which controls your impression the most, so depending on the circumstances and the clothes of the day, every morning I choose one from the lineup of five.
2.Valuing civilization and culture
I really like Barbershop Quartet, a type of a cappella that originated and became popular in America from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, so my friends and I formed a group of four and we sing every weekend.
Also, reading. I was originally doing a Masters in humanities, so I have various interests, and when I have time I read widely about philosophy, religion, history, psychology, science, and math.
3.Hard work and health
Hard work does not mean laboring for long hours, so I try to proceed with my work as efficiently as possible, go home early, and get plenty of sleep. Also, I have to spend a lot of time sitting in a chair and my body gets stiff, so I go to the gym four times a week to maintain good physical condition.
In addition, I attended a cooking class to learn how to cook nutritionally-balanced food for myself, and collected a full set of kitchen tools, but I don’t have time to cook, so I mainly eat out; I’d like to improve in that area.
4.By ourselves from scratch
Music schools are a legacy industry, and other than EYS, I don’t really see many initiatives for innovation.
If we want to try starting something new in the company, in most cases, there is no other company that we can reference as an example, so we are inevitably starting to work from scratch.
It is hard to speak specifically here, so I would like to talk in person.
5.I want to travel and play!
This is the only way I run counter to the company: I actually don’t like travelling. In particular, I dislike travelling to other countries.
I think for me, puttering around Tokyo is just right for an adventure.
6.It’s worth handling unreasonable requests!
Director Yoshioka comes making 99% of the unreasonable requests, especially one such as ignoring the current resources and pushing to materialize the ideal.
I’ve come to realize the Director is the type that won’t take back something he has put out there, so I don’t waste time negotiating, but recently my mindset has been to try to find enjoyment in the unreasonable request somehow.
Of course, I consider the effects that may arise from accepting an unreasonable request, and try to adjust the schedule for other tasks; as a manager I can’t forget about those basics.

Steadily and quickly, we improve the company. There is truly a sense of accomplishment in that.

EYS-STYLE is a young, challenging company. So for better or for worse, it is yet an “”unfinished”” company.
There is no established pattern of certain victory that “”if you do this you will succeed,”” but as members daily racking our brains desperately, we are looking for the next move for improvement.
At the management meeting we hold every Wednesday, based on reports from the head of each organization, we have a lively discussion about what factors are preventing growth and how they can be resolved, and the course of direction to solve them is decided on the spot.
But the usual state of an organization is that just by giving the order of what direction to proceed, nothing will start moving.
In order to implement the course of direction, we note down specific tasks, divide the labor and give directions in each place, in some cases go to the site ourselves to do unrefined movements, implement progress management on everyone’s actions, and measure efficacy.
The next week, new issues will come up, so the area where I can make use of my skills is in making sure the cycle moves along quickly and effectively.
Because your own work directly comes back to affect the performance of the company, the pressure is always on, but on that point, there is no other kind of work where you can feel this sense of achievement and that it is worthwhile.
Also, the problem-solving process starts from our management meetings, there is support for each organization’s planning functions, and preparation for starting new businesses and preparation of materials for outside investors requested by the Director; these tasks also fall under the scope of our work.
There are often times where you are entrusted with work that you have never tried to do before, but we are fighting hard, enjoying wrestling with our daily tasks.


TEAM MISSION

Spreading EYS to the world

Personal history

In March of 2011, after graduating from Meiji Gakuin University’s Department of Economics, I began working in a cosmetics venture company. Took part in the planning and design division, and while acquiring qualifications in the cosmetics world, also joined in planning the startup of a cosmetics company.
After that, changed to the e-commerce department of TBS DigNet Co., Ltd. in July 2015. Even being involved in development of collaboration products and management of web shops for various magazines, I entered the EYS-STYLE venture because it had energy and seemed more worthwhile.

1.Live stylishly

Depending on the day’s tasks, my daily commuting style changes.
On days when I have negotiations or meetings I wear a suit, and there are other days when I wear a nice dress for dining together.
Also, when I go around to each studio, I keep it in mind to wear clothes that are easy to move around in anytime, and depending on the context, being fashionable is also important.

2.Valuing civilization and culture

Through the company’s good welfare program, we can learn about body movement in the tea ceremony classroom, and about culture in the wine classroom. I also go to a ceramics class on my days off, valuing my artistic mind.

3.Hard work and health

As part of the company’s welfare program, there is personal training from an exclusive trainer at the gym. At first, I wasn’t used to it and would get tired and have muscle and joint aches, but soon my body got used to it and now in contrast I rarely tire.
I am very thankful that the company has prepared a way for us to maintain strong bodies gained through hard work.

4.By ourselves from scratch

I took the original photographs for the homepage. On a strict schedule, we began with appointing models and staff, selected the photo spot from the image we had in mind, did location scouting from there, and did the photo composition, all by ourselves from scratch.
Although we were somehow able to get the photography done, there were some details that we weren’t able to cover, such as models holding the instruments in a strange way.
We cry, reflect, and move on to the next thing.

5.I want to travel and play!

In the time leading up to a journey,I manage travel scheudles and select gifts for people everywhere who helped us. During travel, my duty is to communicate with our japanese offices, while going to various countries around the world.
I have various meetings, make discoveries, eat delicious food and see the most amazing scenery. All of those wonderful experiences enrich my life.

6.It’s worth handling unreasonable requests!

To say the least, “”Studio EYS””! Although until now I was told to take the stance of giving the studios and teachers space while I work, with the sudden start of the Studio EYS project, I started going around to each studio almost daily… (laughs)
With a normal company, the face of the company might be PR, but for EYS, the face of the company is its studios. As part of the important work of presenting a clean and pure “”face”” to the company, I handle even sudden, unreasonable requests!

Nao Torisawa

Nao Torisawa

TEAM MISSIONPersonal history

Spreading EYS to the world

In March of 2011, after graduating from Meiji Gakuin University’s Department of Economics, I began working in a cosmetics venture company. Took part in the planning and design division, and while acquiring qualifications in the cosmetics world, also joined in planning the startup of a cosmetics company.
After that, changed to the e-commerce department of TBS DigNet Co., Ltd. in July 2015. Even being involved in development of collaboration products and management of web shops for various magazines, I entered the EYS-STYLE venture because it had energy and seemed more worthwhile.

1.Live stylishly
Depending on the day’s tasks, my daily commuting style changes.
On days when I have negotiations or meetings I wear a suit, and there are other days when I wear a nice dress for dining together.
Also, when I go around to each studio, I keep it in mind to wear clothes that are easy to move around in anytime, and depending on the context, being fashionable is also important.
2.Valuing civilization and culture
Through the company’s good welfare program, we can learn about body movement in the tea ceremony classroom, and about culture in the wine classroom.
I also go to a ceramics class on my days off, valuing my artistic mind.
3.Hard work and health
As part of the company’s welfare program, there is personal training from an exclusive trainer at the gym.
At first, I wasn’t used to it and would get tired and have muscle and joint aches, but soon my body got used to it and now in contrast I rarely tire.
I am very thankful that the company has prepared a way for us to maintain strong bodies gained through hard work.
4.By ourselves from scratch
I took the original photographs for the homepage.
On a strict schedule, we began with appointing models and staff, selected the photo spot from the image we had in mind, did location scouting from there, and did the photo composition, all by ourselves from scratch.
Although we were somehow able to get the photography done, there were some details that we weren’t able to cover, such as models holding the instruments in a strange way.
We cry, reflect, and move on to the next thing.
5.I want to travel and play!
In the time leading up to a journey,I manage travel scheudles and select gifts for people everywhere who helped us. During travel, my duty is to communicate with our japanese offices, while going to various countries around the world.
I have various meetings, make discoveries, eat delicious food and see the most amazing scenery. All of those wonderful experiences enrich my life.
To say the least, “”Studio EYS””! Although until now I was told to take the stance of giving the studios and teachers space while I work, with the sudden start of the Studio EYS project, I started going around to each studio almost daily… (laughs)
With a normal company, the face of the company might be PR, but for EYS, the face of the company is its studios. As part of the important work of presenting a clean and pure “”face”” to the company, I handle even sudden, unreasonable requests!

Working to spread EYS to the world

My job is to let more people know about EYS.
Not just to let them know about it, but to communicate to them how much fun it would be to start music at EYS, what happiness they can find by continuing with music, and how through EYS music school many people have found greater enjoyment in life and become happier: that is my job.

Let’s Talk on the Phone

Shinji Kitakawa

Shinji Kitakawa
TEAM MISSIONPersonal history

TEAM MISSION

I provide support for customers who are interested in coming to our company for trial lessons.
Specifically, I introduce our company’s features and the concept of Enjoy Your Sound, providing the first step to enjoying music by resolving customers’ uncertainties and coordinating schedules.

Personal history

2002 Going with the trend of the IT bubble, joined a system development company. Engaged in development of general-purpose machines for government administration offices, hospitals, golf courses, and amusement facilities.
2005 After that, a major change of course into the telemarketing world. Handled management of call centers for large telecommunications companies and large financial companies.
2013 Joined EYS as the culmination of my life.

1.Live stylishly

Within the telemarketing department, we share company information smoothly so that members can commit to the company’s direction, and are building a system for streamlined operations as an organization working for a company with a sense of speed.
The work consists of our many individual tasks adding up.
By implementing unrefined things sincerely and single-mindedly, we are producing results. Not only polished things are stylish.
Simply following through with one thing. That is very stylish.

2.Valuing civilization and culture

On days off I go around to shrines, temples, and ancient battlefields to encounter history and culture, with the idea that learning from the past will be useful for building the organization.
Some EYS friends who value history and culture live in Kagurazaka.
Living with more than a normal sense of history and culture lets us learn more about culture than simply studying it would do, so that we can put it on like a business suit and make use of it.

3.Hard work and health

Losing my mental and spiritual health had made me unsuitable for telemarketing, so I trained my body through exercise, reduced stress through yoga, and now maintain a healthy mind and body.
When I joined the company I had a small stature, but I succeeded in gaining 20 kilograms, and now I am just working on adding muscle.

4.By ourselves from scratch

You can’t just wait for someone to give you the things you need. We should work to get the things we need on our own, and clear our own path. Every day is a challenge.
At EYS, in order to clear your path, there are friends who are continuing to challenge themselves.
From those challenges, that’s where we find our value, and things that no one except are produced.

5.I want to travel and play!

Journeying means going to different areas without stopping in one place.
Rather than always repeating the same thing for work and play, it’s more fun to always be challenging yourself to new things.
I still have my hands full with work, but going to places and countries I don’t know and encountering new value systems is something I look forward to.

6.It’s worth handling unreasonable requests!

Being prepared means no worries later. In order to keep things reasonable, we should always be prepared,but in reality, that’s a never-ending task.
When our preparation is incomplete, we should first move our hands. Saying that it is unreasonable or impossible doesn’t solve anything. If we just start moving, it may turn out to be unexpectedly simple.

Shinji Kitakawa

Shinji Kitakawa

TEAM MISSIONPersonal history

I provide support for customers who are interested in coming to our company for trial lessons.
Specifically, I introduce our company’s features and the concept of Enjoy Your Sound, providing the first step to enjoying music by resolving customers’ uncertainties and coordinating schedules.

2002 Going with the trend of the IT bubble, joined a system development company. Engaged in development of general-purpose machines for government administration offices, hospitals, golf courses, and amusement facilities.
2005 After that, a major change of course into the telemarketing world. Handled management of call centers for large telecommunications companies and large financial companies.
2013 Joined EYS as the culmination of my life.

1.Live stylishly
Within the telemarketing department, we share company information smoothly so that members can commit to the company’s direction, and are building a system for streamlined operations as an organization working for a company with a sense of speed.
The work consists of our many individual tasks adding up.
By implementing unrefined things sincerely and single-mindedly, we are producing results. Not only polished things are stylish.
Simply following through with one thing. That is very stylish.
2.Valuing civilization and culture
On days off I go around to shrines, temples, and ancient battlefields to encounter history and culture, with the idea that learning from the past will be useful for building the organization.
Some EYS friends who value history and culture live in Kagurazaka.
Living with more than a normal sense of history and culture lets us learn more about culture than simply studying it would do, so that we can put it on like a business suit and make use of it.
3.Hard work and health
Losing my mental and spiritual health had made me unsuitable for telemarketing, so I trained my body through exercise, reduced stress through yoga, and now maintain a healthy mind and body.
When I joined the company I had a small stature, but I succeeded in gaining 20 kilograms, and now I am just working on adding muscle.
4.By ourselves from scratch
You can’t just wait for someone to give you the things you need. We should work to get the things we need on our own, and clear our own path. Every day is a challenge.
At EYS, in order to clear your path, there are friends who are continuing to challenge themselves.
From those challenges, that’s where we find our value, and things that no one except are produced.
5.I want to travel and play!
Journeying means going to different areas without stopping in one place.
Rather than always repeating the same thing for work and play, it’s more fun to always be challenging yourself to new things.
I still have my hands full with work, but going to places and countries I don’t know and encountering new value systems is something I look forward to.
6.It’s worth handling unreasonable requests!
Being prepared means no worries later. In order to keep things reasonable, we should always be prepared,but in reality, that’s a never-ending task.
When our preparation is incomplete, we should first move our hands. Saying that it is unreasonable or impossible doesn’t solve anything. If we just start moving, it may turn out to be unexpectedly simple.

Taking the lead

The company is always evolving, and we are enjoying work that changes daily.
The company is in an industry that is still developing, and there are many things that we should do. In pushing forward, we must not hesitate, but at least make a move.
Don’t wait for “”someone”” to do it for you: make your own road.
It’s that kind of work style.

Travelers

Satoru Shiozaki

Satoru Shiozaki
TEAM MISSIONPersonal history

TEAM MISSION

Making instruments around the world available to buy at the best price

Personal history

Graduated from Keio University Business School
2005 Joined Wilson Learning Worldwide Co., Ltd.
2010 Joined EYS-STYLE Co., Ltd.
2016 Started planning independent project Shiozaki

1.Live stylishly

I haven’t really figured it out even now.

2.Valuing civilization and culture

I often negotiate with foreign countries, and the way of thinking about work is different depending on the country or region, so even though I learn about them from the news and so on, by actually working together, I can often learn about what is important in their way of living or how they do their work.
In many Asian countries, if I had to say, we prioritize work for everything to move forward; even if there is a holiday or event, work is prioritized.
In Europe, they prioritize their own time, so you get a sense that work is not the central focus.

3.Hard work and health

Speaking of hard work, I have hardly any memory of taking a break in several years.
I skimped on sleep in order to work, so it was quite hard work, I think. By continuing morning stretches and weight training for about half a year, I lost about 20 kilograms and my body became healthier.
I’ll be happy if I can maintain my current condition.
I’ve also gotten more sleep lately, so I’m a little healthier.

4.By ourselves from scratch

Beginning with cultivation of instrument suppliers, reduction of delivery cost, inspection of instruments in stock, and packaging of instruments for shipping, we take care of everything ourselves, including photography of instruments on the sites and introductory essays.
Each of the several thousand instruments handled were dealt with one by one. When we asked the vendors, there were nearly 1,000,000 jobs, but it was finished in about two weeks, so it took some time, but we were able to cut costs quite a bit.

5.I want to travel and play!

I want to go around and visit our foreign suppliers and thank them as well. By going around to China, Italy, Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, etc., I think I will go all the way around the world.
In China, I would like to visit Beijing and Tianjin to meet erhu craftsmen, in Italy, violin craftsmen in Cremona, in Valencia, Spain, the instrument case workshop, in Frankfurt, Germany, flute and trumpet craftsmen, in the Czech Republic, jazz guitar craftsmen, and so on.

6.It’s worth handling unreasonable requests!

I have had a worldview of short deadlines and high quality, so that is normal, and now I am not bothered by that even when it might be worth stressing over.
I often do exchanges with foreign countries, so in order to correspond efficiently, I am using social networking sites from all over the world for these exchanges. It depends on the time difference, but during both day and night I correspond through a large volume of email.
There is a language barrier, but I collaborate with an on-site interpreter to create a system for overcoming that barrier and proceeding with the work.

Satoru Shiozaki

Satoru Shiozaki

TEAM MISSIONPersonal history

Making instruments around the world available to buy at the best price

Graduated from Keio University Business School
2005 Joined Wilson Learning Worldwide Co., Ltd.
2010 Joined EYS-STYLE Co., Ltd.
2016 Started planning independent project Shiozaki

1.Live stylishly
I haven’t really figured it out even now.
2.Valuing civilization and culture
I often negotiate with foreign countries, and the way of thinking about work is different depending on the country or region, so even though I learn about them from the news and so on, by actually working together, I can often learn about what is important in their way of living or how they do their work.
In many Asian countries, if I had to say, we prioritize work for everything to move forward; even if there is a holiday or event, work is prioritized.
In Europe, they prioritize their own time, so you get a sense that work is not the central focus.
3.Hard work and health
Speaking of hard work, I have hardly any memory of taking a break in several years.
I skimped on sleep in order to work, so it was quite hard work, I think. By continuing morning stretches and weight training for about half a year, I lost about 20 kilograms and my body became healthier. I’ll be happy if I can maintain my current condition. I’ve also gotten more sleep lately, so I’m a little healthier.
4.By ourselves from scratch
Beginning with cultivation of instrument suppliers, reduction of delivery cost, inspection of instruments in stock, and packaging of instruments for shipping, we take care of everything ourselves, including photography of instruments on the sites and introductory essays.
Each of the several thousand instruments handled were dealt with one by one. When we asked the vendors, there were nearly 1,000,000 jobs, but it was finished in about two weeks, so it took some time, but we were able to cut costs quite a bit.
5.I want to travel and play!
I want to go around and visit our foreign suppliers and thank them as well. By going around to China, Italy, Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, etc., I think I will go all the way around the world.
In China, I would like to visit Beijing and Tianjin to meet erhu craftsmen, in Italy, violin craftsmen in Cremona, in Valencia, Spain, the instrument case workshop, in Frankfurt, Germany, flute and trumpet craftsmen, in the Czech Republic, jazz guitar craftsmen, and so on.
6.It’s worth handling unreasonable requests!
I have had a worldview of short deadlines and high quality, so that is normal, and now I am not bothered by that even when it might be worth stressing over.
I often do exchanges with foreign countries, so in order to correspond efficiently, I am using social networking sites from all over the world for these exchanges. It depends on the time difference, but during both day and night I correspond through a large volume of email.
There is a language barrier, but I collaborate with an on-site interpreter to create a system for overcoming that barrier and proceeding with the work.

Working together with people of the world to create better instruments

The world of purchasing musical instruments, compared to fashion, etc., is a field which still has room for improvement.
The instruments that can be purchased on the Internet or in music stores are only a small fraction of the instruments being distributed in the world. Really good instruments cannot be found or purchased without going to the actual site, at present.
I am going around first to Germany, the United States, and China, which have the world’s three biggest musical instrument markets, finding good-quality workshops and factories, and together with them, developing inexpensive and high-quality instruments that are not yet found in the outside world.
People around the world, including from Europe, America, and Asia, become our business partners. It’s fine for people who have studied languages, but I can also proceed with work in collaboration with an interpreter.
While working together with people around the world to develop new instruments, there is all kinds of work to be done, but it is a type of work that is rare to experience.

Fun Development

Kazuhiko Ayuzawa

Kazuhiko Ayuzawa
TEAM MISSIONPersonal history

TEAM MISSION

It is thinking about the structure of fun and then putting that into a form.
It is not a service that can be found anywhere, but a new form of music that doesn’t exist elsewhere, that I suggest.
For example, starting from the service of having performers forced to nervously appear in a recital that could only be enjoyed by family and friends, we are evolving a live show service at festivals where, with a party background including casual enjoyment of roulette and blackjack, performers can mingle with professionals, participate in stress-free performances, and be spellbound by the superior techniques of the maestros, in a fulfilling experience; we are developing a lesson program in which beginner players can join in the live show after only three lessons.

Personal history

Born in 1972 Taught the basics of the koto and shamisen by mother from a young age, studied under Living National Treasure Toshiko Yonekawa, recognized as an accredited master (under the name Toshikazu)
In 1996, graduated from Hosei University Department of Japanese Literature
Joined Skylark Co., Ltd. in the same year Assigned to Bamiyan, and promoted to store manager two years later. Over seven years, gained experience at nine stores, including starting up two new branches.
In 2005, completed the NHK Japanese traditional music training institute (50th graduating class). Following that, became active as a professional.
In 2010, became a subcontractor as a teacher for EYS-STYLE. Later became a full-time employee and held successive executive positions.
Member of the Japan Traditional Music Society, Board of Directors for Koto Section

1.Live stylishly

Business wear and grooming is left to the individual. For those in sales who often communicate with customers, a feeling of freshness and a sense of seasonality is very important.
Wrinkle-free suits, shirts, and outfits. Shoes should be polished, and mouths and bodies free of odor.
There should be a high awareness of colors and textiles that fit the season. Being aware of this, you can also notice it in another person and be skilled at complimenting them.

2.Valuing civilization and culture

Having conversations with our customers, we realized that there are many areas that we must be able to handle. If we always speak foolishly, we will not be trusted in the first place. Therefore, civilization and culture are required subjects, but honestly, we are not working hard enough.
Since we are that way, the culture of the organization is such that Mr. Yoshioka has given us chances to have wonderful experiences that we wouldn’t normally get, such as wine lessons, overseas training, and tea ceremony. It is an environment in which people who have a high awareness of improvement can actively participate.

3.Hard work and health

People who take a lot of breaks are healthy. I do not believe that is necessarily the case.
Even while working hard, if your heart and body are fulfilled, you can feel that your life is happy.
We train twice a week in the gym, focusing on health and the ideal body make-up.
Members who lead a healthy and proactive lifestyle day by day, aiming for the ideal figure, are increasing.

4.By ourselves from scratch

It is a venture, so it is an environment of starting from zero to make your dreams come to life.
The corporate culture is one which tries in many ways to create ease of working and job satisfaction for its staff. Discussing with representatives, we create the future of the company, and we are seeking people who are positive about the future.
We are seeking people who can pursue the essence of their ideals without being caught up in the fixed notion of “”the company gives me work.””

5.I want to travel and play!

All the things learned on a journey have a big impact on our lives.
I want to take many more journeys that are so great I don’t want to forget them: being moved, being embarrassed, suffering, seriously playing, seriously eating, seriously worrying about clothing styles.

6.It’s worth handling unreasonable requests!

Trial and error!
First is acceptance. That is because there is a lot to learn. As soon as we refuse to accommodate, nothing can come out of it except “nothing.”

Kazuhiko Ayuzawa

Kazuhiko Ayuzawa

TEAM MISSIONPersonal history

It is thinking about the structure of fun and then putting that into a form. It is not a service that can be found anywhere, but a new form of music that doesn’t exist elsewhere, that I suggest.
For example, starting from the service of having performers forced to nervously appear in a recital that could only be enjoyed by family and friends, we are evolving a live show service at festivals where, with a party background including casual enjoyment of roulette and blackjack, performers can mingle with professionals, participate in stress-free performances, and be spellbound by the superior techniques of the maestros, in a fulfilling experience; we are developing a lesson program in which beginner players can join in the live show after only three lessons.

Born in 1972 Taught the basics of the koto and shamisen by mother from a young age, studied under Living National Treasure Toshiko Yonekawa, recognized as an accredited master (under the name Toshikazu)
In 1996, graduated from Hosei University Department of Japanese Literature
Joined Skylark Co., Ltd. in the same year Assigned to Bamiyan, and promoted to store manager two years later. Over seven years, gained experience at nine stores, including starting up two new branches.
In 2005, completed the NHK Japanese traditional music training institute (50th graduating class). Following that, became active as a professional.
In 2010, became a subcontractor as a teacher for EYS-STYLE. Later became a full-time employee and held successive executive positions.
Member of the Japan Traditional Music Society, Board of Directors for Koto Section

1.Live stylishly
Business wear and grooming is left to the individual. For those in sales who often communicate with customers, a feeling of freshness and a sense of seasonality is very important.
Wrinkle-free suits, shirts, and outfits. Shoes should be polished, and mouths and bodies free of odor.
There should be a high awareness of colors and textiles that fit the season. Being aware of this, you can also notice it in another person and be skilled at complimenting them.
2.Valuing civilization and culture
Having conversations with our customers, we realized that there are many areas that we must be able to handle. If we always speak foolishly, we will not be trusted in the first place. Therefore, civilization and culture are required subjects, but honestly, we are not working hard enough.
Since we are that way, the culture of the organization is such that Mr. Yoshioka has given us chances to have wonderful experiences that we wouldn’t normally get, such as wine lessons, overseas training, and tea ceremony. It is an environment in which people who have a high awareness of improvement can actively participate.
3.Hard work and health
People who take a lot of breaks are healthy. I do not believe that is necessarily the case.
Even while working hard, if your heart and body are fulfilled, you can feel that your life is happy.
We train twice a week in the gym, focusing on health and the ideal body make-up.
Members who lead a healthy and proactive lifestyle day by day, aiming for the ideal figure, are increasing.
4.By ourselves from scratch
It is a venture, so it is an environment of starting from zero to make your dreams come to life.
The corporate culture is one which tries in many ways to create ease of working and job satisfaction for its staff. Discussing with representatives, we create the future of the company, and we are seeking people who are positive about the future.
We are seeking people who can pursue the essence of their ideals without being caught up in the fixed notion of “”the company gives me work.””
5.I want to travel and play!
All the things learned on a journey have a big impact on our lives.
I want to take many more journeys that are so great I don’t want to forget them: being moved, being embarrassed, suffering, seriously playing, seriously eating, seriously worrying about clothing styles.
6.It’s worth handling unreasonable requests!
Trial and error! First is acceptance.
That is because there is a lot to learn.
As soon as we refuse to accommodate, nothing can come out of it except “nothing.”

You can work using your previous experience and fitting it to your own musical activities.

Employees’ work days are basically fixed, but you can prioritize your own musical activities.
The project manager allots tasks suitable for each person, so we work in the genres we are skilled at, using our knowledge of musical instruments, creating sheet music, arranging songs, planning and managing live shows, editing movies, doing bug checks on lesson apps, or conducting employment interviews for teachers.

Music Evangelists

Naohiro Kaneko

Naohiro Kaneko
TEAM MISSIONPersonal history

TEAM MISSION

Be music evangelists.
Giving our full support so that customers can Enjoy Your Sound.

Personal history

– Completed the Visual and Textile (Fashion) Design Course in the Comprehensive Design Department of Kuwasawa Design School
– In April 2001, joined JUN Co., Ltd., engaging in Shop Manager / Buyer / Press work at the Italian select shop Bassett Walker.
– In April 2011, joined RAJA Co., Ltd., working in public relations for the field of reflexology.
– In August 2013, participated in planning for EYS-STYLE Co., Ltd.

1.Live stylishly

I decided to interpret the English word “stylish” as the Japanese word “iki,” meaning “chic, stylish, and sophisticated.” (laughs) It is like Sukeroku in the traditional songs: “If something rough is polished it becomes sophisticated.” I want to be seen as good by people. When I was young, I wanted to be seen as someone who had ability and was attractive to others, but from that, I want to reach a state of mind of being unattached, simple, and not caring about worldly gain.

2.Valuing civilization and culture

I learned the basics of Japanese traditional instruments from my parents, who were interested in them, and in university I studied Japanese literature, so I feel I have learned a lot about Japanese culture. But because of that, I am somewhat unfamiliar with the cultures of foreign countries, so when we took the trip to Mongolia and other countries, I tried to actively absorb the customs and culture of those places. I am thankful for my current work environment, where I can always challenge myself with new work.

3.Hard work and health

No matter what you’re doing, if you aren’t healthy, you cannot immerse yourself in it enough.
I am 44 this year, so I pay attention to my health, but the company also has arrangements for us to go to the gym four times a week in the early morning, so because of that my mind and body are healthy and I don’t mind working hard, pushing forward in my job.
I am a workaholic by nature, so I’m thankful for this kind of environment.

4.By ourselves from scratch

I first got involved with this company in June 2010. I applied as a teacher, but at the time, the company didn’t own its own studios, lesson management was done in Excel (laughs), and there were no scripts, teaching materials, or anything.
On the contrary, because we had nothing, victory or defeat depended on one’s own creative originality. I love this kind of environment. It may not be efficient, but we could talk to each other about this and that and gradually choose our own way forward. That is something I really resonate with.

5.I want to travel and play!

When you think of a journey, it is something that differs from the ordinary.
Even more so when you travel overseas, the language, culture, and customs are all different, so that it is an overwhelmingly unusual world.
In the midst of that, I think that if we have curiosity without fear and firmly take the experience as input, we can make use of it as output in our everyday work.
I travel, and enjoy experiences that I can get in no other way.

6.It’s worth handling unreasonable requests!

At this company, we often get unreasonable requests (laughs), but compared to doing routine work every day, here each day is a succession of surprises. That can be frustrating when things don’t go well, but when they do go well, it is even more gratifying.
I design a system myself, use it, measure its effectiveness, and produce results. I also challenge myself with work that I am an amateur at.
The days are very fulfilling.

Naohiro Kaneko

Naohiro Kaneko

TEAM MISSIONPersonal history

Be music evangelists. Giving our full support so that customers can Enjoy Your Sound.

– Completed the Visual and Textile (Fashion) Design Course in the Comprehensive Design Department of Kuwasawa Design School
– In April 2001, joined JUN Co., Ltd., engaging in Shop Manager / Buyer / Press work at the Italian select shop Bassett Walker.
– In April 2011, joined RAJA Co., Ltd., working in public relations for the field of reflexology.
– In August 2013, participated in planning for EYS-STYLE Co., Ltd.

1.Live stylishly
I decided to interpret the English word “stylish” as the Japanese word “iki,” meaning “chic, stylish, and sophisticated.” (laughs) It is like Sukeroku in the traditional songs: “If something rough is polished it becomes sophisticated.” I want to be seen as good by people. When I was young, I wanted to be seen as someone who had ability and was attractive to others, but from that, I want to reach a state of mind of being unattached, simple, and not caring about worldly gain.
2.Valuing civilization and culture
I learned the basics of Japanese traditional instruments from my parents, who were interested in them, and in university I studied Japanese literature, so I feel I have learned a lot about Japanese culture. But because of that, I am somewhat unfamiliar with the cultures of foreign countries, so when we took the trip to Mongolia and other countries, I tried to actively absorb the customs and culture of those places. I am thankful for my current work environment, where I can always challenge myself with new work.
3.Hard work and health
No matter what you’re doing, if you aren’t healthy, you cannot immerse yourself in it enough.
I am 44 this year, so I pay attention to my health, but the company also has arrangements for us to go to the gym four times a week in the early morning, so because of that my mind and body are healthy and I don’t mind working hard, pushing forward in my job.
I am a workaholic by nature, so I’m thankful for this kind of environment.
4.By ourselves from scratch
I first got involved with this company in June 2010.
I applied as a teacher, but at the time, the company didn’t own its own studios, lesson management was done in Excel (laughs), and there were no scripts, teaching materials, or anything.
On the contrary, because we had nothing, victory or defeat depended on one’s own creative originality.
I love this kind of environment. It may not be efficient, but we could talk to each other about this and that and gradually choose our own way forward.
That is something I really resonate with.
5.I want to travel and play!
When you think of a journey, it is something that differs from the ordinary.
Even more so when you travel overseas, the language, culture, and customs are all different, so that it is an overwhelmingly unusual world. In the midst of that, I think that if we have curiosity without fear and firmly take the experience as input, we can make use of it as output in our everyday work.
I travel, and enjoy experiences that I can get in no other way.
6.It’s worth handling unreasonable requests!
At this company, we often get unreasonable requests (laughs), but compared to doing routine work every day, here each day is a succession of surprises.
That can be frustrating when things don’t go well, but when they do go well, it is even more gratifying.
I design a system myself, use it, measure its effectiveness, and produce results.
I also challenge myself with work that I am an amateur at.
The days are very fulfilling.

I want to increase the number of people who love music. They can go to concerts, take lessons, and enjoy music.

I help the customers who come to live richer lives in the future by loving music more.
Also, if it is our destiny, I may be involved in the customer’s music life as their teacher after they enroll.
The feeling of connecting with customers is pressure, but also encouragement, and it is the thing that makes me the most happy in my work.
What makes me nervous is when my cell phone rings. It’s probably not someone calling to say “”How are you?”” Middle-of-the-night phone calls are usually from Director Yoshioka, so I don’t need to worry about trouble arising! The director is a work fiend, but he freely entrusts us with the work, and watches over it all the time. So we can feel safe to devote ourselves completely to the work.

Looking for Mr. Fujisawa

Kenji Otsuka

Kenji Otsuka
TEAM MISSIONPersonal history

TEAM MISSION

Supporting customers through beautiful code as they Enjoy Your Sound

Personal history

Born in 1986 Place of birth: Gifu prefecture
Graduated from Kyoto University Department of Science
2009:In charge of development of medical-related systems and major firms’ systems at a systems integrator company.
2013:Joined EYS-STYLE Co., Ltd.Developed a social networking site and intra-company system using Rails.
Also worked to build infrastructure such as CI servers, mail servers, and Web servers.
2014:Joined Gurunavi Co., Ltd.Worked in development of servers, smartphones, and wearable computers.
Participated in planning of open-source projects.
2015:Joined appArray Co., Ltd.While working to introduce high technology such as voice recognition and machine learning, also was responsible for management of the server team.
2016:Took CTO office in EYS-STYLE Co., Ltd.

1.Live stylishly

We connect with the customer from the system side.
I embody living stylishly by writing beautiful code.

2.Valuing civilization and culture

I am always studying new fields, and value cultivation through taking chances to interact with outside engineers.

3.Hard work and health

In order to implement the three greatest virtues of the programmer, laziness, impatience, and hubris, I am willing to work hard to be lazy!

4.By ourselves from scratch

I am always in touch with the newest technology, and if it’s good I actively seek to adopt it.

5.I want to travel and play!

If I have a Mac and the Internet, I can write code anywhere! If I’m writing on the beach, I feel like I can write good code.。

6.It’s worth handling unreasonable requests!

If it is for the customers, even if the request is unreasonable, I do not balk at pivoting.

Kenji Otsuka

Kenji Otsuka

TEAM MISSIONPersonal history

Supporting customers through beautiful code as they Enjoy Your Sound

Born in 1986 Place of birth: Gifu prefecture
Graduated from Kyoto University Department of Science
2009:In charge of development of medical-related systems and major firms’ systems at a systems integrator company.
2013:Joined EYS-STYLE Co., Ltd.Developed a social networking site and intra-company system using Rails.
Also worked to build infrastructure such as CI servers, mail servers, and Web servers.
2014:Joined Gurunavi Co., Ltd.Worked in development of servers, smartphones, and wearable computers.
Participated in planning of open-source projects.
2015:Joined appArray Co., Ltd.While working to introduce high technology such as voice recognition and machine learning, also was responsible for management of the server team.
2016:Took CTO office in EYS-STYLE Co., Ltd.

1.Live stylishly
We connect with the customer from the system side. I embody living stylishly by writing beautiful code.
2.Valuing civilization and culture
I am always studying new fields, and value cultivation through taking chances to interact with outside engineers.
3.Hard work and health
In order to implement the three greatest virtues of the programmer, laziness, impatience, and hubris, I am willing to work hard to be lazy!
4.By ourselves from scratch
I am always in touch with the newest technology, and if it’s good I actively seek to adopt it.
If I have a Mac and the Internet, I can write code anywhere! If I’m writing on the beach, I feel like I can write good code.
6.It’s worth handling unreasonable requests!
If it is for the customers, even if the request is unreasonable, I do not balk at pivoting.

Pursuing beautiful code

I am not only writing code every day, but in order to aim for a UI and UX that lets the customer have a pure musical experience every day, I gain a good understanding of customers’ behavior and then am always keeping in mind that I should apply that to my code.
Also, I am always forming study groups, and working for the improvement of our team’s level through coming into contact with the newest technology.

Starting up the Studio Business

Wataru Morita

Wataru Morita
TEAM MISSIONPersonal history

TEAM MISSION

Along with appropriate maintenance management of studios, the company’s greatest asset, also exploring new business models for effectiveness.

Personal history

Born in 1987 Place of birth: Saitama prefecture
Graduated from Hitotsubashi University Business School / Completed MBA graduate course at the same school
Joined the Japan Research Institute, United in 2011. While engaging in consulting regarding design of strategies and business improvement in the areas of communication, infrastructure, and retail, pursued research and thesis writing on each industry and new technology.
2016 Took part in planning EYS-STYLE. I work on general planning work within the company, such as the development of service programs, construction of a management system within the company, etc.

1.Live stylishly

The outward appearance is the outermost part of the inside, so I pay attention to how I cultivate it. The item I am most particular about is my glasses.
I think they are the item which controls your impression the most, so depending on the circumstances and the clothes of the day, every morning I choose one from the lineup of five.

2.Valuing civilization and culture

I really like Barbershop Quartet, a type of a cappella that originated and became popular in America from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, so my friends and I formed a group of four and we sing every weekend.
Also, reading. I was originally doing a Masters in humanities, so I have various interests, and when I have time I read widely about philosophy, religion, history, psychology, science, and math.

3.Hard work and health

Hard work does not mean laboring for long hours, so I try to proceed with my work as efficiently as possible, go home early, and get plenty of sleep. Also, I have to spend a lot of time sitting in a chair and my body gets stiff, so I go to the gym four times a week to maintain good physical condition.
In addition, I attended a cooking class to learn how to cook nutritionally-balanced food for myself, and collected a full set of kitchen tools, but I don’t have much free time, so I mainly eat out; I’d like to improve in that area.

4.By ourselves from scratch

Music schools are a legacy industry, and other than EYS, I don’t really see many initiatives for innovation.
If we want to try starting something new in the company, in most cases, there is no other company that we can reference as an example, so we are inevitably starting to work from scratch.
It is hard to speak specifically here, so I would like to talk in person.

5.I want to travel and play!

This is the only way to run encounters with companies : I actually don’t like travelling. In particular, I dislike travelling to other countries.
I think for me, puttering around Tokyo is just right for an adventure.

6.It’s worth handling unreasonable requests!

Director Yoshioka comes making 99% of the unreasonable requests, especially one such as ignoring the current resources and pushing to materialize the ideal.
I’ve come to realize the Director is the type that won’t take back something he has put out there, so I don’t waste time negotiating, but recently my mindset has been to try to find enjoyment in the unreasonable request somehow.
Of course, I consider the effects that may arise from accepting an unreasonable request, and try to adjust the schedule for other tasks, but that’s what management is all about.I shall not forget that.

Wataru Morita

Wataru Morita

TEAM MISSIONPersonal history

Along with appropriate maintenance management of studios, the company’s greatest asset, also exploring new business models for effectiveness.

Born in 1987 Place of birth: Saitama prefecture
Graduated from Hitotsubashi University Business School / Completed MBA graduate course at the same school
Joined the Japan Research Institute, United in 2011. While engaging in consulting regarding design of strategies and business improvement in the areas of communication, infrastructure, and retail, pursued research and thesis writing on each industry and new technology.
2016 Took part in planning EYS-STYLE. I work on general planning work within the company, such as the development of service programs, construction of a management system within the company, etc.

1.Live stylishly
The outward appearance is the outermost part of the inside, so I pay attention to how I cultivate it.
The item I am most particular about is my glasses.
I think they are the item which controls your impression the most, so depending on the circumstances and the clothes of the day, every morning I choose one from the lineup of five.
2.Valuing civilization and culture
I really like Barbershop Quartet, a type of a cappella that originated and became popular in America from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, so my friends and I formed a group of four and we sing every weekend.
Also, reading. I was originally doing a Masters in humanities, so I have various interests, and when I have time I read widely about philosophy, religion, history, psychology, science, and math.
3.Hard work and health
Hard work does not mean laboring for long hours, so I try to proceed with my work as efficiently as possible, go home early, and get plenty of sleep.
Also, I have to spend a lot of time sitting in a chair and my body gets stiff, so I go to the gym four times a week to maintain good physical condition.
In addition, I attended a cooking class to learn how to cook nutritionally-balanced food for myself, and collected a full set of kitchen tools, but I don’t have much free time, so I mainly eat out; I’d like to improve in that area.
4.By ourselves from scratch
Music schools are a legacy industry, and other than EYS, I don’t really see many initiatives for innovation.
If we want to try starting something new in the company, in most cases, there is no other company that we can reference as an example, so we are inevitably starting to work from scratch.
It is hard to speak specifically here, so I would like to talk in person.
5.I want to travel and play!
This is the only way to run encounters with companies : I actually don’t like travelling. In particular, I dislike travelling to other countries.
I think for me, puttering around Tokyo is just right for an adventure.
6.It’s worth handling unreasonable requests!
Director Yoshioka comes making 99% of the unreasonable requests, especially one such as ignoring the current resources and pushing to materialize the ideal.
I’ve come to realize the Director is the type that won’t take back something he has put out there, so I don’t waste time negotiating, but recently my mindset has been to try to find enjoyment in the unreasonable request somehow.
Of course, I consider the effects that may arise from accepting an unreasonable request, and try to adjust the schedule for other tasks, but that’s what management is all about.I shall not forget that.

Quickly, accurately, and with a spirit of hospitality

Instruments, music stands, chairs, amps, displays, power cords… A music studio needs all kinds of equipment, and if a piece of this equipment is missing, the customer cannot practice as they want to, so we seek to make efforts at managing the equipment.
We are always in communication with the staff on site, so that we can understand if any equipment is missing or broken and promptly replace it.
Also, if we are not aware of the amount of equipment, it will soon lead to a disorganized mess. The staff on site do cleaning and tidying, but as the control tower, we give directions to each studio regarding parts that must be decided as a company, such as what to throw away or how to handle a customer’s opinion.
While using the initiatives above, recently the studios have been able to maintain a high enough level of quality, so that we can aim to have it used not only by members, but also by the general public, so we are also beginning initiatives to start that business.