Akane Kinjo


What is your name?
Akane Kinjo

What is your position at Mutual Trading?
I’m an out of state sales rep in Los Angeles.

When did you start working at Mutual Trading?
October 2013

So, your parents are Okinawa. What’s your favorite Okinawa food?
I like Fu Champuru. It’s a very popular stif-fried dish in Okinawa. Fu or ofu
is similar to flatbread made from wheat gluten.

Would you rather win the lottery or find the perfect job?
I'd rather find the perfect job. A perfect job would keep me motivated and happy.
And if I'm motivated and happy, the money will (hopefully) 

What word of wisdom would you pass on to your childhood self?
“Don't do unto others what you don't want others to do unto you.”

What was the most unforgettable moment you had working at
Mutual Trading? 

I hosted shinnenkai (new year party) 3 months after I first started working
at Mutual Trading. And since it was the first time I hosted such event, I
remember being nervous. 

What is your favorite Mutual Trading products?
Sake, beer and red wines. We have great selection of Japanese craft beers.