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TEQUILA JOURNAL by JUAST Producer
MASAKO is always an honest and strong person, like walking straight ahead with dignity. But in fact, she is a very kind and compassionate one who takes care of many people. I think everyone is attracted to such duality. We know each other for 10 years, and I have been constantly receiving new stimulation and enveloping warmth from her. She has the power to help me grow as we go together, and I look forward to seeing how she succeeds in the future!
As a woman, I admired how she was managing her business in the male dominated bar industry. I've been told by customers that MASAKO can be found anywhere in Japan. When there's an event, she shows up anywhere in the country, and she's quick to act on what she thinks is a good idea. She is a social butterfly and speaks English and Spanish, so she has a lot of connections in Japan and abroad. MASAKO was the pioneer of the tequila business in Osaka, making full use of all her skills.
I worked at various bars for 17 years until I became independent including working for MASAKO's bar for almost 10 years. Not only me, but the manager had been there for more than 10 years since the start of her bar, and other staff members had also worked there for about 10 years. I think there are only a few places with so many staff members don't quit for such a long time in the bar industry with high personnel turnover rate. I learned many other things, but what I really could learn from MASAKO was about how to work with your staff for a long period of time. Even now that I am independent, the experience I gained during the time I worked for MASAKO has helped me a lot. I believe that motivating staff to work for a long time is a great strength in running a bar.
MASAKO is cheerful and friendly, and I learned a lot from her. She is also fluent in foreign languages, and I often asked her to be my interpreter when we went to the U.S. and Mexico together. I remember her cheerful personality attracted foreign people, and we often had a good chat. She also knows a lot about alcoholic beverages, especially tequila, and has many connections in Japan and abroad. I really respected the fact that once she made a decision, she pursued the goal thoroughly. If you let her drink too much, she can be very funny. (This is not necessary, isn't it?☺) She has outstanding communication skills no matter who she is with, and being goofy once in a whole which is her additional charm.
I have been running my shot bar "Salamanca" for 15 years, but due to the effects of the current Covid 19 situation, sales results have not been good. I heard that MASAKO, whom I have known for a long time, works as a consultant in bar business, so I immediately decided to ask her for advice on how my bar should be. Why? Because some of my customers enjoy tequila and mezcal at my bar, but I needed MASAKO, a professional tequila business expert, to give me some guidance on how to make my place an ideal tequila bar. At first, we started working on the atmosphere of my place with her detailed advice, then how to display the tequila bottle shelves, what tequila glasses by types of tequila should be used, and how to create a menu in details. MASAKO, a beautiful consultant, also accompanied me on the purchase of premium tequila and everything went smoothly, although she is strict somehow. Thanks to her help, I hear from my customers, "The atmosphere of your bar has changed!" and the number of tequila fans is increasing little by little.