Wise Words with Chiaki Hayashi

Chiaki Hayashi is the founder of FabCafe, a café in Shibuya that offers the use of a laser-cutting machine alongside a range of hot drinks. Having received a BA in Commerce from Waseda University, followed by an MSc in Business Journalism from Boston University, Chiaki started her working life as a business reporter at Japanese news agency Kyodo News. She soon developed a taste for entrepreneurship and founded Loftwork Inc in 2000, a company that shares creative ideas from across the globe through an online platform. She has a particular interest in promoting creativity, and it was this focus that led her to set up FabCafe.