Talking to Miya
Miya is a bachelor, age 31. His face is not known to the public. His employment is also not generally known, but He has leaked that it is office work. In college he majored in psychology. He was interested in social and cognitive psychology, but his university studying left much to be desired.
NobDid you like puzzles since you were little?
NobWhen did you get to know about pencil puzzles?
NobCould you really solve the puzzles in the first year of junior high school?
NobWhy did you begin to build your own puzzles?
NobSlitherbox! Memories flooding back! Your pen name was Kosuke Tetsudaiti, is there a story behind that?
NobYou sent in puzzles for a while, and then there was a blank. What happened?
NobWhat is it you like about puzzles?
NobAnd why do you make puzzles?
NobWhat are puzzles to you?
NobWhat do you aim for when you make your puzzles?
Nob Are there any of your puzzles that you consider masterpieces?
NobAmazing to remember that still now. Could you improve on them do you think?
NobIs there a secret to making great puzzles?
NobAnd your dreams and hopes?
NobAt Nikoli we stress that pencil puzzles are for entertainment. If they get to be for only the people in the know, and if you need to study to understand them, the simple pleasure of doing them could get lost. But to go after the art aspect of pencil puzzles seems a fine thing for the people solving the puzzles. But now, finally, a word to the people who are solving your puzzles, please.
Interviewed Dec 2007 Published on Aug 19, 2009