Despite how international media has been portraying the Chinese government on their handling of the situation, this is one of the few times I would say I am actually happy to be living in China. I know many people are going to have their own opinion of how information gets released out in this part of the world, and to be honest there are certain things that do not sit well with me, but that is not what we are here to talk about. I think that the Chinese government has done a tremendous job in getting the country where it currently stands today, with regards to slowing down the spread of the virus.
'As you know the industry that I work for is the FASHION industry. So far, I don’t see any fashion marketers that are getting back into the swing of it. In fact, there’s a large number of job vacancies now closed. The unemployment rate continues rising rapidly, and people are losing their jobs in fashion industry.' - Matthew Gu
We speak to our good friend Ms. Junko Shimada, owner of the Tokyo gallery, Gallery Side 2. She represents a strong roster of predominantly Japanese artists, and is an avid bon vivant of life. She has contributed to one of our favorite, 'Music Is Playing' playlists, and is always a great host and conversation, every time we meet.