HOBBY

Personal Interests

  • Music: Former lead vocalist in an amateur band.
  • Reading: Enjoy reading books.
  • Movies: Like going to see movies.
  • Cycling: Ride a cross bike.
  • Walking: Regularly go for walks.
  • Weight Training: Engage in weight training.

Web Development Journey

Mike learned to create websites on his own without formal education. His first website, “Mike’s World,” was entirely self-designed and produced.

30’s Bar Online Community

  • Concept: An online community exclusively for individuals over 30 years old.
  • Motivation: Created to meet various people online, both within Japan and internationally.
  • Duration: Managed and developed the community from 1997 to the end of 2005.
  • Features: Included text-based chat rooms, electronic bulletin board systems, and email friend mailing lists, all customized using Perl scripts, HTML, and JavaScript.
  • Impact: The community served as a motivation to pursue a career in the internet industry.
  • Achievements: Organized offline meetings, attracted over 10,000 members, and exceeded 1 million accesses in 2005. The site was registered in the Yahoo! Japan directory.

Community Management

  • Community Name: 30’s BAR
  • Period: 1997 – 2005
  • Participants: Included members from Japan and abroad.
  • Activities: Organized offline gatherings and managed an active online community.

Interests in Psychology and Science

  • Health
  • Healthy Food
  • Psychology
  • Brain Science
  • Emotional Intelligence Quotient