When we started this orchestra, Mainland China and Vietnam were shooting each other at the northern border of Vietnam. There is no other way to make music, if you are not friendly, then it is a catastrophe. I have a great belief in the life of music, everybody is equal, totally democratic, It sees only beauty. I had suicidal thoughts. Really! I used to suffer from hallucinations. The only thing that made me feel better was music. It gave me peace. Through music I made friends. Women aren’t as big or as strong as men. Although there aren’t
many female members of professional orchestras in Japan, I will work hard to overcome these challenges. The music is life, your life, my life, my idea, my experience my practice.