We introduce Mr. Daijiro Homma, the president of HONEST CO.,LTD.
as the Pangaea
Ring Writer for this month. He mentions importance to connect people via Pangaea
by referring to his childhood experiences.
I am Daijiro Homma. It's my first time to post my message on Pangaea Ring.
the company where I work at the moment, provides the industries
such as health, agriculture and entertainment with the computer technology services.
I first came to know Pangaea through Mr. Takasaki, Vice President of Pangaea. First
of all, the name of the organization "Pangaea" left a huge impact on me. I was
deeply touched by the sincerest passion that Ms. Mori, President and Mr. Takasaki,
Vice President revealed through naming the organization "Pangaea" and I found it a
truly beautiful name. Adding to that, I was very much impressed by its mission as
well as its activities. It comes from the memories of the experiences that I had
during my own childhood which drew out these feelings of mine toward Pangaea.
I spent 6 years, from 3 years old to 9 years old, living in Brazil and in the United
States. As you probably know, Brazil and the United States are made up of multiethnic
immigrants mainly from Europe. People who live in those countries have different
cultural backgrounds and customs. I myself was raised in an environment where our
family was the only "Japanese" there.
(Back in those days, in general, it was not easy for the Japanese to go overseas
unless as immigrants.)
As a child, I was somewhat aware of my identity as Japanese, but the people around me
were not really "foreigners" to me, then. I still hold this sense of feeling as I live
my life to this date. As an adult, I am able to associate with people regardless of
their nationality or ethnicity. I am truly grateful for my parents for having given me
the opportunity to live in such an environment in the early stage of my life.
I do believe that Pangaea's goal is to provide, through their programs, many children
with the opportunities just like the ones that I had in my childhood and let them have
the similar feelings, which would allow them to grow up as those who can be naturally
connected with the people around the world.
I also believe that the world peace will be achievable when the number of such people
increases and they become the leaders of this world.
I hold up a hope for Pangaea's future course.