Author Kumiko Makihara’s great-great-grandfather was a low-ranking samurai from a poor village in southwestern Japan. Fiercely intelligent and audaciously ambitious, he went on to found the Mitsubishi business empire. His successors — his younger brother, his son, and his nephew – were equally colorful and capable. Kumiko will trace her family history which parallels the growth of Japan from an isolated far eastern feudal society to a global industrial giant.
Kumiko Makihara is the author of the memoir Dear Diary Boy. For more information about Kumiko, as well as her book, check out her website: www.kumikomakihara.com