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Koichi Tanaka
August 3, 1959 -
Nationality: Japanese
Category: Scientist

I cannot say that I was a particularly diligent student, especially during the lower grades.


When it came time to find employment, I set my sights on becoming an engineer at a home electronics manufacturer, a field that was closely related to my major at university.


The tenacious character I've possessed since I was a small child propelled me to successfully meet this challenge, and I was able to safely gain acceptance to the university of my choice.


Upon receiving my notification of acceptance to the university, my parents noticed that they were obliged to submit to the university, among other things, a copy of my official family register. After much mental anguish, they decided to inform me of the secret of my birth.


From my father, I learned the importance of working sincerely at things to which I had committed myself, and to persevere untiringly even in the face of little progress.


Most of the work performed by a development engineer results in failure.


I suppose the reason I chose electrical engineering was because I had always been interested in electricity, involving myself in such projects as building radios from the time I was a child.


My natural mother died one month after I was born, apparently due to giving birth at an advanced age.


However, the occasional visit of success provides just the excitement an engineer needs to face work the following day.


In such an environment, I was able to study things that could be of immediate usefulness to the world. That learning experience undoubtedly served me well when I eventually entered the work force.


The thought grew strong in me that since I had gone to the trouble of being born, I might as well be useful in helping people live long and healthy lives. And this thought has always resided in the back of my mind.


My grandmother valued even the smallest of things.


The Faculty of Technology of Tohoku University is renowned for its tradition of practical studies.


In 1978, I entered Tohoku University, into the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technology.


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