“We had no customers when I started my business three and a half years ago,” confesses Junko, who moved to Singapore in 2013 with her German husband and two young daughters.
Despite studying accounting in the U.S., worked as a venture capitalist in Tokyo and having experience of running a small company, the beginning was tough.
“The first location was in Orchard Plaza, so every day I stood in Orchard Road handing out flyers, but still nobody came,” she says., Her lucky break came when Liang Court, known for its Japanese clientele, approached her one day and invited her to move her shop there.
Junko is also one of 23 winners of The Finder‘s 2018 Expatpreneur Awards.
177 River Valley Rd, #02-28 Liang Court, 179030
Tel: 8122 7385
By Sara Lyle Bow, The Finder Issue 292
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