Hello again! I cannot believe that it’s already been a month since our launch – and we have received overwhelming responses. On behalf of CIVILIAN/myEPK Media team, I wanted to express our utmost appreciation to those who came to our launch event in Los Angeles last month. And, I personally wanted to seriously thank all those who worked so hard behind the scenes to make sure that the event would go smooth and successful. It was a quite joyful, celebratory moment – to not only celebrate our launch but also celebrate everything we went through to get to that point. I, myself, had to juggle so much, and I think that was the case for everyone else, too. In the midst of going through personal/ professional challenges, everyone took time to support CIVILIAN in one way or another – the fact itself gives me so much courage and confidence, and I truly cannot thank everyone enough.
With this Spring II issue, we are now back in our home base – the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps (and that has enabled me to face my own weaknesses, challenge myself, and grow). As we keep featuring diverse talents and their own stories, I am sincerely hoping for CIVILIAN to be the driving force for spreading optimism, hope, creativity, joy and courage throughout our confused society.
Eiko Watanabe Editor-in-Chief