'NAGISA's story reminds me the first time when we have opened the restaurant in 2000. For a few months, there were no customers and we became customers by ourselves and trained the staffs by ordering foods. I thought the logo on the wall 'Cafe Japan' was meant the Japanese restaurant and the customer would visit us soon. However, most of customers thought the restaurant must be owned by a local person and they never thought authentic Japanese foods restaurant. One day, we have spoken to some Japanese ladies in front of Queen's Court. "We have opened Japanese restaurant 'Cafe Japan'. Please visit us when you have a chance." Then, those ladies visited us one day and it began customer visit us. And other young couple also visited Cafe Japan and she cried ' I have waited for a long time to come such a restaurant!' They liked our foods and later their colleague told us that they liked Cafe Japan and they made photocopy of your menu and introducing Cafe Japan to their friends. We were happy to hear that and it gave us a lot of cheers. Though, in those days, there were no air conditioners at Cafe Japan, a lot of customers visited us. Some foreign customers were surprised at the numbers of Japanese customers and said 'Little Japan'. Now we think we were helped and supported by a lot of foreign (includes local) and Japanese customers. Otherwise, we don't know we are still here.
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