Q: What notable figure or celebrity defines durability best? Why?
A: Hideo Nomo. He was the first challenger for US Major League Baseball from Japan and often encountered some serious opposition.
Q: Which of your hobbies tests your durability the most?
A: Swimming. I push myself to swim over 3000m each week.
Q: Where in the world is your favorite place to be?
A: Nanki Shirahama in Wakayama Japan. I have lots of great memories of the beautiful beach and hot spring from my earlier days there as a lifeguard.