I live with my wife and two daughters in a mountainous area near the Kanazawa city in Japan. I teach logic and information-theoretic cognitive science at the Graduate School of Knowledge Science of Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
Until last March, I worked as a member the the Human Communication Science Group, directed by Dr. Yasuhiro Katagiri, at ATR Media Integration and Communications Research Laboratories. I studied information flows in human dialogues in exciting collaboration with Dr. Katagiri and Dr. Hanae Koiso.
In 1996, I received the degree of Ph.D. from the philosophy department at Indiana University, where Professor Jon Barwise supervised my work in the pleasant academic environment of the Indiana University Visual Inference Laboratory.