Name: Haruhiro Murakami
Hometown: Wajima City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan
Arrival in Australia: 2006
Location: Chinatown, Sydney, NSW, Australia
When he decided to close his ramen restaurant in Ehime Prefecture, Haruhiro Murakami wanted a change in his life. After years of non-stop hard work, a working holiday in Australia seemed like an attractive option. As soon as he arrived in Sydney in 2006, he found a job with I’s Holdings
and started to work as a ramen chef at one of the company’s restaurants, Menya
. His cooking skills and dedication to perfection in the art of ramen have proven to be an asset to his employer, who consequently sponsored his business visa. In this interview, Haruhiro talks about the reason for leaving Japan, language learning and intercultural communication at work as well as his future aspirations of going back to Japan to give back to his home town.