Amid the trouble that Olympus Corp. faces, I would like to give my two cents worth. I have been an English teacher at Olympus for more than eight years. The students have been dream students whom any English teacher would love to have.
After work, they challenge themselves with English studies, and of course, like other Japanese businessmen, they work overtime to produce the best products possible for their company.
Olympus produces endoscopes, which are vital in the medical field. Olympus cameras are also rated very highly. Even with the current situation, no one can take away the fact that Olympus employees work hard for the company. The results show.
My students have voiced concerns that their company’s name has been tarnished. To which I reply: “We all make mistakes and learn from the mistakes. Don’t let that interfere with the great work you do. Gambatte Olympus!”
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