Alumni Messages

Release date:2023.03.01

Seeking the origin of the mind through behavior


Kyushu University / Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

  • 2013 Graduated from the Department of Art and Information Design, School of Design
  • 2015 Finished the Master's Program at Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies
  • 2019 Finished the Doctoral Program at Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
  • 2019 Research Assistant Professor, Aichi University
  • 2021- Present Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Related department, course
  • Design Futures Course(Undergraduate)
  • Department of Art and Information Design

My current job

I am a fellow in the Research Fellowship for Young Scientists program, funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). I conduct research in developmental psychology, which focuses on the development of the mind in infants and young children. Working with children can be challenging. In order to make the experiments enjoyable for children to participate in, we use animation and puppetry to examine how children react to cooperative agents and communicative situations. Outcomes from these experiments are analyzed, summarized as results, and published in academic journals.

How I spent my student life

In Geiko, there were many classes in which students produced creative works and made presentations to the class. In addition to these classes, we were blessed with opportunities to have our creations presented at school festivals and other events. I realized how difficult it can be to truly express my thoughts. The process of creating works in class and presenting them to an audience helped me to overcome these difficulties. These experiences are now being applied to my current creative activity, which is writing articles. I always try to think of what I can do to make my writing more understandable to readers.

Messages for prospective students

I am now working as a researcher in the field of psychology, and I feel that I am where I am today because of my experiences in studying art and engineering in Geiko. It was there that I developed my ability to grasp the true nature of things around us. Geiko is a fascinating place where you can learn about many different fields of study. You will be surprised at the breadth and depth of the studies available. I believe that once you enter the school, you will find new interests that you never knew you had. I think it is so important when entering school to be proactive and have an open mind so that you can expand your world.