Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 223 – Kameda looking for a job
Kameda Masao was here again. Feng Yu was curious why the Black Dragon Co., Ltd. was not bankrupt yet.
Since last year, the Japanese government issued many measures to try to save their economy, but none of them were effective. Share prices kept dropping, and the Japanese Yen continued to appreciate. Property prices plummeted. Those that speculated on shares and properties lost their money, and Feng Yu heard that many Japanese choose to hara-kiri (killing oneself by cutting own’s belly)!
When Feng Yu saw Kameda Masao, he noticed the changes. It hadn’t been a long time since they last met and Kameda aged a lot. He had lots of white hair for his age.
“Kameda, Long time no see. What brings you here today?” Feng Yu smiled and asked.
Feng Yu could guess the few possibilities why Kameda Masao came to look for him. Maybe the Black Dragon Co. Ltd. wants to do business with Tai Hua Trading because of the bladeless fans.
But this bladeless fan was different from the humidifiers. Japan also needed electric fans, and Fu Guangzheng had already started to sell the fans in Japan. Why would Feng Yu authorized Black Dragon Co. Ltd. to manufacture the fans?
“Mr. Feng, it’s been a while. I am here to ask Mr. Feng for help.” Kameda Masao gave Feng Yu a 90-degrees bow.
There were many types of bows for Japanese. The lower your bow was, the lower your status and showed the respect for the other party. Normally 90-degrees bows were used by subordinates towards their superiors or younger generations towards their elders.
Feng Yu and Kameda Masao had no relationships at all. There were not relatives or colleagues, and Kameda Masao was not older than Feng Yu a lot.
“Help? Kameda, what help do you need from me?” Feng Yu was curious. Kameda Masao does not seem like he was here to buy the patent.
But this guy was courageous. I am don’t know you well, yet you dare to ask me for help? Feng Yu knew that many Japanese had weird ideas and he wants to know what help does Kameda need from him.
“Mr. Feng, I am jobless now. I want to work for you!”
What? Feng Yu never expect Kameda came to him to ask for a job!
You are a Japanese, and if you lose your job, you should go back to Japan. Why are you looking for a job here in Bing City?
Feng Yu wanted to touch his forehead to see if he had a fever.
“Why did you thought of coming to me for help?” Feng Yu asked.
“I knew that Mr. Feng is someone with likes investments. You Tai Hua Trading manages a wide variety of products, but all the products are selling well. You even invest in Bing City’s Machinery Company and let your family became the company’s major shareholder……”
“Wait, you investigate me?” Feng Yu was unhappy. Anyone who was being investigated would not be happy!
Kameda Masao panicked and bowed again: “I am sorry. I only ask around about your company. I have no ill intentions.”
“Fine, cut the chase and go to the main point.” Feng Yu impatiently waved his hand.
Feng Yu wanted to know what makes Kameda so sure that he would hire him. What’s so special about him? Feng Yu suspects that this Kameda Masao was up to no good.
There’s a mysterious occupation in this world Corporate spy!
Research has shown that espionage happens the most in 3 regions. US, Western Europe, and Japan!
It was because these places’ technologies development and economic growth were better. A piece of information or a copy of document could bring millions of profits!
The US claims that Japan had stolen their technologies, Japan claims Western Europe countries had taken their patents, and the Europeans accuse the US had stolen their researches!
But no matter what they say, these 3 regions have the most corporate spies. When they were scolding other countries, they were also training and hiring more corporate spies!
In Feng Yu’s previous life, Japan had stolen many Chinese inventions, and those inventions were worth lots of money.
Feng Yu could not understand why Kameda Masao wanted to work for him. The only reason he could think of was his patents, or other information, like his trade with the Soviet Union.
If Kameda Masao really wanted to work for Feng Yu and he was able to prove his capability, Feng Yu does not mind hiring him. It feels good to hire a Japanese to work for him. It would be better if it were a sexy Japanese secretary in high heels……
“Mr. Feng, do you still remember the company I worked for? Black Dragon Co. Ltd.?”
“Yes, continue.” Feng Yu nodded. Feng Yu had worked with state-owned enterprises most of the time and seldom with private companies. Not to mention Japanese companies. Just this name Kameda Masao left a deep impression with him.
“The company is bankrupted!” Kameda Masao dejectedly said.
Feng Yu raised his brows and coughed a few times, trying to hide the happiness on his face.
When Feng Yu did business with this company, he chose to do a one-time business with them, and it was the right decision.
“That’s a pity.” Feng Yu said, but he did not show any signs of regrets on his face.
“No, I do not think that it was a pity. My boss did not manage the company well in the first place. Our company’s main product was sex dolls, and we were doing well in Japan. But he wanted to diversify and chose the wrong directions. This resulted in the company having cashflow issues and our sex doll market share shrunk. He even used the company’s assets to speculate in shares, and all the company’s funds were stuck in the stock market. If it weren’t for these, the company would not be bankrupt!”
Feng Yu could tell that Kameda Masao was full of grievances against his former boss, but Feng Yu felt that it was funny. What has it got to do with you if that person did not manage his company well? If you are capable, start your own company. If you don’t have the capital, then work for other companies. Why are you complaining here?
Feng Yu smiled and asked: “And then?”
“Mr. Feng, you might not know that this was my father’s company. But my father was not managing the company well, and the company was bought over by other people. I had given my company’s president many suggestions, and if it weren’t for me, the company would not have that scale two years ago. But the president trusts others more than me. Now the company is bankrupt, and I want to buy the company!”
Feng Yu’s brows twitched. So, there’s a story behind all these? This Kameda Masao was not here to look for a job. He was here to ask me to invest!
Interesting. A Japanese coming to China to look for investors instead of his own country.
Owning a Japanese company seems interesting too.
Feng Yu thought for a while and asked earnestly: “How much is needed to buy over Black Dragon Co. Ltd. and how are you going to manage the company?”
“Not much. Only about 1 million USD. I will not be buying over all the company’s assets. I am only buying the factory. I am confident that using the company’s previous sales channels and networks, I am able to turn the company around. Of course, the main product will still be sex dolls.”
Fuck, you want me to invest in a company that manufactures sex dolls?
Translator’s notes: New investment, new product. A lifetime supply of sex dolls for Feng Yu.