From 2002 to 2007 he was a research scientist studying protein structure at the RIKEN, Harima Institute located at the SPring-8 synchrotron facility near Himeji, Hyogo, Japan. He lived in the town of Aioi. During that time he was Dojocho of Himeji Shodokan Aikido.
Contributions to Wikipedia have included expansion and fixes to aikido related articles and martial arts in general.
|The Editor's Barnstar|
|Your recent cleanups, edits, and deletions on the list of martial arts page show significant dedication and discipline. Thank you very much for your hard work and contribution to Wikipedia. For these merits, I would like to award you this Editor's Barnstar. Xiliquiern 03:14, 29 September 2006 (UTC)|
|The Martial Arts Barnstar|
|It was about time we got our own star. This one is for you for being such a big contributor. Thanks.|