Talking to Ogawa Minori
Ogawa Minori is a 30-something bachelor. His day job is as a salaried employee. Where he works, he is in charge of accounting.
NobTell me how you thought up your pen name?
NobWhen did you first get involved with puzzles?
NobWhen did you start with Puzzle Communication Nikoli?
NobWhen did you start to make puzzles?
NobYou were making so many puzzles then. And you continue doing that now, what is driving it?
NobWhere do you make your puzzles?
NobOh, really. Do you do the checking outside, along the way?
NobRight. So the fine points of an Ogawa Minori puzzle are polished in the rewriting. Now I understand your secret. Which of your puzzles is it you fine-tune like that?
NobIs that how it works. So, you set your goals and the direction you want to go before starting?
NobWow. So you do the adjusting last, and don't give it too much attention at first. Then, what do you pay attention to when you make a puzzle?
NobDo you always complete your puzzles smoothly?
NobI am relieved to hear that. Then, would that make it natural that Nansuke is what you are good at making?
NobHave you solved a lot of puzzles by other authors?
NobThen, you aren't influenced by other authors?
NobWhat is a puzzle for Minori Ogawa?
NobWill you keep making puzzles in the future?
NobFinally, a word to the people who are solving your puzzles, please.
Interviewed Mar 2008 Published on Jan 25, 2010