All in all I came away with a very positive feeling about the whole experience. I didn't really know what to expect but I definitely wasn't expecting going in to see 5 people in the room! It turns out that the 5 people were Mr. Shigeta (!the President of Volks! ), his wife, a man who will be the manager of Volks USA, the man who runs the Volks website, and the translator Shino Shigeta (who I believe is Mr. and Mrs. Shigeta's daughter from the familiarity with which they adressed her.) I just about had a mini coronary at that moment but I got through him going through the employee handbook/company timeline and it was Mrs. Shigeta's turn to ask me questions. Well I had brought Kellen with me, safely sequestered in a carry bag. I had set him under my chair when I first came in and the first thing she said was "I see you brought your Super Dollfie?" (translated of course by Shino) and I told her yes and she asked to see him! I was sort of nervous about them seeing Kellen. My hands shook as I opened the bag and Mrs. Shigeta had to help me with the zipper but I finally got him out. She oohed and awed over him and asked me questions about him and his clothes and his faceup. That really seemed to break the ice. Things had seemed so official before and after that they became a bit more comfortable. Mrs. Shigeta mainly asked me questions about my hobbies, specifically Super Dollfie and how I was involved in the community. She asked if I was a part of Den of Angels and I said yes I was. To be honest I don't remember some of the questions and I don't want to bore you with the more official ones. If you have ever had a job interview before you have probably answered similar ones. They asked me about my homestay in Japan and about cosplay in America. I mentioned that I cosplayed when they asked what sort of websites I had managed. They wanted to see pictures! But I told them sadly I didn't have any with me. (I sent them some last night :grin: ) After the interview Shino and Mr's Shigeta came over to look at Kellen again. I love how much they love their dolls! Shino said he was "cool" so I said yes he is very cool, that's his personality. I told him that he was a vampire and they laughed but not in a mean way and they thought it was interesting. They seemed so impressed with his faceup and his pants! I couldn't do much but blush. We talked about how Kellen was inspired by Interview with the Vampire and Shino said she likes Brad Pitt so I said I liked Tom Cruise and we laughed some more! Mr. Shigeta was standing over to the side with a kind and sort of indulgent smile on his face. He seems so nice! We did not speak directly but I could tell that even though he is very involved with his business he has a kind manner and a genuine love for what he does. He has plans for his company laid out for the next 30 years! I was just so impressed by how much he cares about his company! It is so unusual for the higher ups in a company to take that much interest in their employees here. So like I said I had a good feeling about the whole encounter and I can honestly say that I enjoyed the interview a lot. I just came out of it with the most positive feeling. If I don't get anything else out of it I can at least say that the President of Volks personally served me coffee.