In Japan, with no option of financial support, he dropped out of university and started working part-time to raise enough money to travel to Australia.
In 1982, armed with a one-way ticket and $3000, he left Japan.
A chance meeting on his first day in Sydney got him into the kitchen, and now Tetsuya’s is one of Sydney’s most acclaimed restaurants.
So it’s okay if you don’t know what career you want to pursue yet, take every opportunity and who knows where you could end up.
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