First of all, Id like to thank you all for coming here today. I will take maternity leave, and I won't see you for a while. So I want to express my gratitude to you.
This club started 3and a half years ago, and I could have many precious experiences through this club activity.
Some of you have joined this meeting from the beginning or almost beginning. Of course there are some members who have come to this meeting only once or twice for some reason. There are some members who cannot come here anymore because they live at a distance in Japan or abroad. Meeting with every of you and talking at the meeting or through twitter is one of the most precious experiences. I could talk with members with various backgrounds or various opinions. Ages, 担当, sometimes nationalities are different. English skills are also different. On the other hand, what we members have in common is the love for johnny's and the motivation to study English. Talking with such wonderful members was very interesting, exciting and it motivated my English studying so much.
Moreover, for me, this club is the chance to expand my view. For example, I thought about the relationships between Johnny's and the world. As you know, Johnnys' shows often feature Japanese traditional culture such as Takizawa Kabuki and Endless SHOCK. These shows are wonderful and I believe they should be known to the world. However, unfortunately, I heard that there was not enough base to broadcast Johnny's. It's the very sad thing. Anyway, I learned all of these situations through this club. It was the very good chance to think woldwide.
Above all, what I enjoyed the most is watching 'the growth'. I like watching growth, and that's why I like Johnny's Jr. Also in this club, I could watch the members' outstanding growth. I'm sorry that I say like kind of 上から目線, but some have improved English speaking fluency so much, some have improved pronunciation so much, some went abroad and came back. I feel that I myself grew up. That's the most precious experience for me.
I came to love English more, and I came to love Johnny's more through this Johnny's English club. I will continue studying English. I will continue loving Johnny's. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart, and I really hope to see you again!