I would like to introduce myself. I was born in Takada, Niigata.
I graduated from Chuo University, Tokyo, and then from Graduate School of Chuo.
I received Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of
Science for Japanese Junior Scientists from 1986 to 1987.
I studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
as a Visiting Scholar. And I got Ph.D degree from Chuo University in 1994.
Now I am a professor of business and labor history,
Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan.|
I am interested in:
- Walking (not climbing) mountains. When I was a university student,
I entered into the Northern Japan Alps every summer.
- Taking photographs and writing essays about the history
of American photography.
I was a volunteer photographer for the
Japan Overseas Christian Medical Cooperative Service (JOCS),
one of the oldest NGOs in Japan.
You can see my photograps on the pages of
Photo Gallery on the Web,
and at the Photo Exhibition at the University Library.
- Canoeing. My kayak is a folding type, so it is easy to carry it
on my shoulders. One summer I went to the Tokachi River (Hokkaido)
and paddled down the river from its small stream to the mouth of
the Pacific Ocean for two days.
Birds sang and talked me and river ran melodiously.
I found a camp site on the river side, made fire, ate noodle,
and slept deeply. Such fun!
- Ballroom Dancing.
When I lived in Sapporo, Hokkaido, I won a lot of prizes in
a series of contests of sports dancing.
- Talking with students.