Masako Uemori – The Driving Force Behind Shinagawa Philippines
The name Masako came into prominence in 1993 when Masako Owada, an independent and career-minded young woman, married into the Japanese royal family, and became the Crown Princess. And that’s what came to mind when I learned that the esteemed lady behind the success of Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics Philippines, the first and only Shinagawa facility outside Japan, is also another Masako – this time Masako Uemori.
“I came from a close-knit family who lives in Okayama, Japan. I only have one sister. I moved to Tokyo through during the 90s.” Blessed with a supportive mother, Uemori hitched her star to the career bandwagon to become the successful epitome of the present day career woman.
In a country where corporate culture is by far the biggest obstacle for its women, Uemori’s perseverance and excellent work ethics catapulted her to a higher managerial level within the company where she found her company where she found her niche, the Shinagawa Lasic and Aesthetics Centre.
Talking about her beginnings – “I finished a degree in English Literature in one of the universities in Japan and I began to work right after graduation. I started working as a sales staff and rose form the ranks over the years.”
True enough, when Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics Centre opened its facility in the Philippines in 201, to serve the fast-growing market for medical tourism in the Asia-Pacific region, they only have one person in mind.
Her appointment as president of the Philippine facility meant leaving her home and family in the homeland, and moving to the Philippines, a country with a different culture, a different way of life.
Four years under her capable hands, Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics Philippines distinguished itself by providing the best, safest, and most accessible and affordable services not only to Filipinos but to wide foreign clientele. The establishment also assures you the best from their combined Filipino and Japanese expertise – from LASIK to non-invasive and highly effective Aesthetics procedures and Orthodontics and dental care.
Sure, we all have our own beauty insecurities, but the good news is, Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics is here to stay.
Browse page 30 of Women’s Journal July 2014 issue to read the interesting insights about Masako Uemori and Shinagawa.