Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
That's complicated! Miyu's Wish is the outgrowth of several ideas that have grown and churned within me for a long time. God and destiny, classical femininity, high school life, dual identities--my book revolves around these and many other themes.
But if I had to name the primary source of my inspiration, I think it's the ideal woman--the kind of noble and compassionate person our society once held in high regard. Miyu follows this tradition, showing through her selfless acts and deeds how a little kindness can change the world.