I want to give back to friends around the world who taught me about diversity
Would you tell us a bit about your experience in the past WMG ?
During the WMG Auckland tournament, which I participated in for the first time in 2017, I was able to play against former champions and other powerful players. Unfortunately, in singles, I was defeated in the 3rd place decisive match and finished in 4th place.
What did you discover playing the game with overseas players?
The correct answer in Japan is not necessarily the correct answer in other places in the world. Knowing that will break the practice and common-sense concepts that have been accumulated. That discovery is a very good motivator.
You seem to be working on expanding your exchanges with overseas players.
So when comrades from around the world come to Japan for a trip, I tell them “Please bring your shoes only.” I’m happy to be busy preparing rackets, clothing, and practice courts at different spots in Japan, bringing teams and friends together, and serving as a bridge for exchange games.
WMG2021 Kansai will also be a place to give back to friends all over the world. I am very happy to have the opportunity to say 'We have an international tournament in Japan.”
What are your future activity goals？
Players who think technique or power are the number one factors remain limited. However, if any player continues to evolve and grow, the day when the growth curve overlaps with that player will come.
I'm sure I can be the “only one,” if I keep on trying to become the only one by maintaining my physical strength with technical training and tactical discipline. I believe that and will continue to enjoy badminton.