I am one of the luckiest and happiest editors in the world, because I edited the book titled The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Fortunately, that book has become a big hit that has sold over 7.5 million copies worldwide and been published in more than 40 languages. I am very happy that I could meet Marie Kondo, who was not known by many people when she started, and help to elevate her to the status of being a world-famous author.
There are other reasons that I am lucky and happy. For one, I created the book titled The Enzyme Factor. It has sold about 3 million copies worldwide and been a big bestseller, especially in the USA, Germany, Spain, Mexico, and Taiwan.
And I would like also to introduce to you the book I first created as a book editor: a picture book for pregnant women titled Maternity Talking. To tell the truth, I planned the book simply because my wife became pregnant. Ironically, she had the baby before I finished that book, so I couldn’t give it to her. It has sold over 120,000 copies in Japan.
I love my job because my life becomes richer through my work. Before I met Marie Kondo, I was not organized and my desk was so messy. But now I can find any of my things around my desk and can better control my life thanks to her. Books can help us to design our lives, and I want to go on producing those kinds of books.