- Ph D the University of Tokyo, Protein Physics
- MSc the University of Tokyo, Material Chemistry
- English Policy Debate, Tohoku University
Education for sustainable cooperation. Current drastic and dynamic change of our society toward a diverse environment has driven us to be capable of multi-task solving and quickly communicating than ever. At the same time our ability of active listening, deep thinking, or handwriting are less developed compared with e.g. two decades ago, and those skills are essential for finalizing a certain level of study in a concrete way which enables the study to be read and discussed by the future generation. We ourselves are what we are today, thanks to the education based on millions of those studies in the past. Moreover there are still those people who have great literacy on such traditional skills and way of working, and they indeed play important role in the society. It is true the current change is irreversible, but still we need to pay big conscious on how to assemble or merge the traditional skills and modern skills in order to maintain the genius of mankind which is indispensable for a true sustainable society. From such awareness, and as a generation in the middle of trads and mods, I pay much attention to balancing the factors mentioned above, and especially to the younger generations, how I can contribute to their mindset or behavior that promotes even more cooperative and sustainable communications.
Judging high-school students’ policy debate tournaments. Every year in Japan a national debate tournament is held for high-school students under the English policy debate format. Various social topics such as immigration or death penalty will be argued between the pros and cons, and I take part in this activity as a judge, who listens to the speeches from both sides, make a decision, and provide feedback of the round. Recent change of our daily environment does affect this activity; for instance in order to deliver a persuasive presentation, evidence-based arguments are essential, and recently almost all information can be collected through PC or a mobile phone, whereas 20 years ago students retreated to libraries and spent all day facing the stacks and literatures. This may be a needless fear due to generation gap, but sometimes I sense something superficial within the arguments and communications during the round, and this may be due to such changes where convenience outweighed getting stuffs with your five senses. From such aspects I provide feedbacks to students based on such historical changes so that they may realize the balancing of classical and modern.