After graduating from university, she started to work as a staff member at a group home where 4 persons with intellectual disabilities live together in Osaka. They taught her a lot of things and she found she needed them in her life. She was secretary for a group for mothers of children with intellectual and physical disabilities and helped establish an after-school club for their children. She also was a staff member at a sheltered workshop for persons with severe intellectual disabilities. After 9 years of hands-on participation in the field, she shifted her focus and now works as a secretary for KYOSAREN, Japan Association of Community Workshops for People with Disabilities in Tokyo. She is also serving as a secretary for Workability Asia and Workability International Japan.