Talking to Asaokitan
Our guest this time is Asaokitan. He is a 30 year old bachelor, a student studying linguistics in Buffalo, New York State, the United States. He is a veteran author who has contributed to Nikoli for a long time.
NobWhat kind of child were you when you were small?
NobWhen did you get to know about Nikoli?
NobWhat was your first impression of Nikoli?
NobYou got really absorbed. Why did you buy back numbers?
NobWere your first contributions Omopa?
NobIt's great that your first contribution was published. Did you continue contributing Omopa?
NobYes yes, You are the Akari inventor.
NobWhere do you get your ideas for Omopa?
NobWhen did you start contribute other than Omopa?
NobYou won the first prize at a quiz show on television when you were a high school student. Do you like quizzes, too?
NobWas the championship prize an overseas trip?
NobDid you change departments at the university?
NobWhy did you want to learn linguistics?
NobWhat did you want to learn in a linguistics laboratory of a literature department?
NobHmmmm. You took a master degree afterwards, and then leave of absence from school in the middle of the doctor course and now you are studying in the U.S.A. What is your present research field?
NobThere was a time you didn't contribute puzzles for a while.
NobWhy did you come back then?
NobWhat kind of puzzle do you like?
NobDo you solve puzzles made by other authors?
NobWhat is your ideal puzzle?
NobWhen you make a puzzle with existing rules, what are you careful about?
NobDo you intend to please the solvers?
NobFinally, Is there a message for your solvers?
Interviewed Jul 2011 Published on Jun 29, 2012