Talking to -4
"-4" is a technical expert, designing things, working for a well known manufacturer. In the world of puzzles, he goes by the name "Yon-sama"(like the Korean TV actor). He is lively, polite, twenty nine years old, and single.
NobHave you liked puzzles since you were a child?
NobWhen did you become aware of Nikoli?
NobWhat was the start for you to make your own puzzles?
NobYeah, I remember now, I was involved with editing Kyoko's Puzzles. By the way, I checked when your work appeared in Nikoli. The first time was Puzzle Communication Nikoli Vol. 80, out in December, 1998, that was when Nikoli came out monthly. When did you start to make puzzles other than word arithmetic?
NobWhat do you think about when you are making puzzles?
NobWhat are your ideal puzzles?
NobWhy do you like puzzles so much?
NobNow dear -4, what are you ambitious about?
NobOK, a last question, what is your message to the solvers who have enjoyed your puzzles.
Interviewed Oct 2007 Published on Feb 17, 2009