I was born and raised in Japan, where I got my BA and MA. I lived in Canada from 2005 to 2013, where I got my PhD and did post-doc thereafter. Then, I moved back to Japan to be visiting assistant professor at Intelligent Robotics Laboratory of Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University. As of March, 2017, I am Designated Associate Professor at Nagoya University. In the past, I taught and/or researched at many institutions, including the University of Calgary, the University of British Columbia, Osaka University, and Kyoto University. 

I work mainly in Epistemology, Philosophical Methodology, and Experimental Philosophy. The areas or problems I'm especially interested in are Contextualism/Invariantism, Theories of Knowledge, Epistemic Value, Importance of Intuition for Philosophy, and Human-Machine Trust. As a native Japanese speaker, I'm also interested in whether there is any philosophically important difference between English and Japanese. My x-phi research pursues this interest. 

My other philosophical interests range over Philosophy of Language, Mind, Ethics, Meta-Ethics, Action Theory, Phenomenology (my MA thesis is on Husserl), and Comparative Philosophy (contemporary epistemology in the Anglophone world and ancient epistemology in the Chinese tradition).

The new are I'm recently working in is academic writing in higher education. I belong in the Academic Writing Center of Nagoya University. I'd be happy to help students with writing papers and essays in English and Japanese. 



    

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