Activities and Interests




Japanese (native speaker)

English (business level)

Computer Literacy

Product Design

SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, Maxon CINEMA 4D, Granta Design CES Selector

2D Design

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Acrobat Pro

Fluid Dynamics

ANSYS CFD, Altair HyperMesh, Metacomp CFD++ Software Suite

Office Software

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint


Graduate Scholarship in 2012

EVDS Graduate Scholarships (Winter 2007, Winter 2006 and Winter 2005)

EVDS Graduate Research Scholarships (Spring/Summer 2007, Winter 2007, Fall 2006 and Spring/Summer 2006)

EVDS Graduate Teaching Assistantships (two awards each for Fall 2006 and Winter 2007); guided junior and senior Industrial Design students in wood and metal workshop skills

EVDS Graduate Service Assistantships (Winter 2007, Fall 2006 and Spring/Summer 2006)

Activities, Volunteer Experience and Interests

MHI Canada Aerospace


Employees Involvement Committee member

McMaster University


Teaching Assistant in Design Innovation course in 2013

Teaching Assistant in Design Thinking course and Supplementary Sketching Class in 2012

Provided volunteer technical drawing class for engineering classmates at GMC Centre for Engineering Design in 2012

Volunteered in a mini workshop of Sustainability in Engineering Education at McMaster in 2011

University of Calgary


Executive member (Sept. 2006 – Apr. 2007) and regular member (Sept. 2006 – Dec. 2007) of Engineers Without Borders University of Calgary Chapter; provided presentations and lead discussion as Education Module facilitator

Volunteer Teaching Assistant in Japanese classes at the Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies, the Faculty of Humanities (Sept. 2004 – Mar. 2008)

Active member of the Koshin Karate Club (May 2007 – Mar. 2008)

Olympus Corporation


Assistant Director of Japanese Culture Class, which is volunteer group from Olympus Optical that shares Japanese culture with Americans at Yokota U.S. Air Base in Tokyo (2002 - 2003)

President (2001-2002) and active member (1994-2002) of the Alpine Club

Active member of the Motorcycle Touring Club (1995-1997, 2000-2002)

JOCV (Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers)


Founded Tonga JOCV Journal Committee in 1998 and published 3 quarterly journals as the chief editor; led the committee members toward the concept of every issue and designed the cover to depicted the theme. See "Ue!" Cover for the graphic work

President of Tonga JOCV Traffic Safety Committee in 1999

Tokai University


Vice-chairman of the Student Body Organization from 1993 to 1994 for student body of 20,000

Active member of the Archery Club from 1990 to 1994; elected as representative to Sport Club Committee in 1993

Active member of Campus Festival Committee in 1990 and 1991

Other Activities


Finished Calgary Half Marathon (Stampede Marathon) in 2004, 2006 and 2007

Finished 5th in annual marathon competition of Tonga and 3rd in annual triathlon competition of Tonga in 1999