My name is Takashi
There are so many
Saito(s) in Japan.
Both Saito and
also very common name here. My nickname is
my grandson Yuma calls me Tacjii .
illustration by Jim Hummel, an illustrator who is one of my
relatives in San Jose, Calif., describes my profile.
I am holding a gardening tool in one hand
and a tennis racket in another hand.
I think it was imaged my favorite hobby,
gardening and tennis.
a warrior's face, Last
Samurai (the title of moving picture)
and this is a
typical appearance of the Japanese really that it is a
crotch in short feet. This might be Takashi Saito
from the viewpoint of an American.
You Raise Me Up
Zealand for the first time in July 2019.
The light six―seater
airplane took us to the majestic Tasman Glacier of Mt.Cook
(3,724m), which was covered by deep snow. The wheels of the
aircraft were installed on skis.
We really enjoyed
ourselves being there in the silvery mountains.
You raise me up, so
I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to
walk on stormy seas;
When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.
"You Raise Me Up" is
a wonderful lyric that gives you courage.
One of My favorite things is
You know the owner’s feeling, when you
look at his garden.I am thrilled when I come up with a fresh
idea for a small greenery garden where everyone can relax
I am trying to create a place like the
impressionist painter Monet’s garden (French artist) . I
like to see small flowers scattered in other various green
people say my garden is like a tiny Amazon
jungle. My philosophy for the garden is simply the desire
to express natural beauty in the limited space.
This is my
philosophy and philosophy for nature.
When I walk through the woods, my heart
fills with love and I feel genuinely happy. I want to share
what I see up here, What I know about nature, but most of
all how it makes me feel.
My very small
Hidden Garden Treasures
They say that best things in life are free.
For those of us who see the flowers and are surrounded
by their abundant natural beauty - It really is true !
and sweet Alyssum
My handmade deck and pergola
I have spent more
than a few lazy afternoon at my tiny patio.
I could almost reach out and touch my grapes.
I have been enjoying to look at
maps since I was very young. While I am traveling , it is
fun to find the real world is just the simulation of
Maps are used as various metaphors and have the role of
drawing a strong image of the mind in the human through
metaphor expressions. The map is also an illustration of the
thought process. It can be said that it is the one that the
idea necessary for the conception, creation, and the problem
I have lived in Fujisawa City in Kanagawa
Prefecture with my family. Fujisawa is a city with a population of
located 50 kilometers from Tokyo.
Island in Fujisawa City is open countryside to
many places from which you can get clear views of Mt. Fuji.
Air (photo by
October /23/ 2019)
Mt. Fuji is the highest
volcano in Japan at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft) and is commonly
used as a symbol of Japan. Mt. Fuji area has different faces
in all four seasons. Every time you visit, you will find a
new aspect of Mt. Fuji.
had a chance to see a panoramic view of Mt. Fuji with fresh snow
on his way home from Ireland on October, 2019.
I was born in
Qingdao, China on September 6, 1942 and raised in
north part of Japan. My father
pharmacists who worked for a
pharmacy company of Japan. He was a brunch manager of
Qingdao area. My mother
elder of five sisters who came from Toyama
Japan. They were married in 1941.
I am 77 years old
a Professor Emeritus of Chuo University
I completed my
undergraduate studies and my
graduate studies specializing in Information
Science at Keio University (1969). I received my degree in
Information Science at Keio University.
Between 1969 and
1984 I held my business appointment
in computer industry of
Toshiba as an engineer and a manager of systems design and
development for database management systems and information
I held my first professorship in Information Science at
Aichi Shukutoku University, Nagoya where I managed
Information Education Center and Graduate School between
1984 and 1991.
In April 1991, I moved to Chuo University as professor of
In Chuo University I directed a new interdisciplinary
research and education. I also directed the Master and
Doctor of Social Informatics degree program in digital
Since the early 1990s I had studied the multimedia and
Internet transforms for society, professionals, workers, and
In 2002, I was a Visiting Professor of the University of
California, Davis where I conducted research of distance
One of my
academic topics at the time of University was
When people try to
understand the world, they usually already have a general
idea in place. This can be described as a concept theory
framework (schema). In the past, learning through the schema
of books was referred to as literacy. The word literacy
expresses its source word, litera. This is a concept of
abstracting subjects in characters, and a measure of the
ability to interpret these characters so that they respond
as close as possible to their concrete images in the real
world. The purpose of literacy is not just the understanding
of the letters on the surface level, but also the
understanding of the structure of the deep underlying
concepts. People have learned schema relating to thinking
and worldviews in order to give meaning to the information
theory are constantly coming into contact with.
From 2002 to
2004, I was a Visiting Professor of the University of
California, Davis (UCD)
A note of I-House
in Davis said below.
Tac visits I-House
on a trip from Japan
Early in October, a man named Saito Takashi stopped by
I-House and met with Elisabeth Sherwin.
"I used to come to many events here in 2003," said "Tac"
Takashi, who worked as a visiting professor in the computer science
department at UC Davis with Dick Walters.
Tac was back in the United States from Japan in order to
attend a relative's wedding in Sacramento.
But he wanted to take a little time out and come to Davis
and visit I-House.
"I remember (former director) Patrick Widner and (office
manager) Julia Hunter-Blair," he said.
"I came to many, many events here from English classes to
movies. I met many foreign friends
and had the opportunity to communicate with them. I found
people and friends and neighbors in
Davis and on College Park to be very kind and hospitable."
Tac said his wife, Eiko, used to come to Connections on
Wednesday mornings at I-House.
graduated from the University of Indiana.
Tac said he looks at the I-House web page
when he is
in Japan and is always happy at the memories it brings up.
"The web page," he said, "is very
informative and friendly."
He is now a professor in the department of social
informatics, Chuo University,Tokyo.
Thanks for coming back, Tac.
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