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Yoshiro Nakamatsu

Philosophy Teacher

University of Tokyo


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University of Tokyo

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The University of Tokyo is Japan's leading university and one of the world's top research universities. The vast research output of some 6,000 researchers is published in the world's top journals across the arts and sciences. Our vibrant student body of around... more

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HotDocs review: Dr. Nakamats [2010, Kaspar Astrop Schroder] - The Panic Manual | The Panic Manual [cached]

Yoshiro Nakamatsu says he holds 3,300+ Japanese patents, all of which he did out of love not money but none of which should be sold at half price.
His other eccentricities include smelling cameras for their "goodness", deriving creativity from diving and depriving himself of oxygen, sleeping 4 hours a night and only drinking for fluid the 55 element-enriched "brain drink" he invented, believing that he'll live to 144 because it's a multiple of 6, orchestrating his 3 children to give him a surprise present at 12am, AND keeping his mother's body in a special contraption on the ceiling of his home so he can telepathically communicate to her for ideas. Ok, so maybe I don't have to believe him. But when the 81 years old standing in front of you says that he teaches at the University of Tokyo, preaches a 3-step program of creativity with an accompanying 5-tier pagoda of success, you really wonder who's trying to convince who.

Yoshiro Nakamatsu, We Salute You // wishtank magazine [cached]

Yoshiro Nakamatsu, We Salute You
Yoshiro Nakamatsu is a goofy, lovable and generous mad scientist from Japan who's working towards 6,000 inventions before he dies at age 144. He has built an elaborate daily ritual which keeps him energized, loving life and creating brilliant ideas. Nakamatsu is a national hero in Japan, where's he affectionately known as "Dr. There's more than power snacking: Nakamatsu also takes regular power naps, and he's invented a device to enhance that, too. - and Nakamatsu has the last answer anyone but him would ever suspect: Nakamatsu: I am teaching philosophy at the University of Tokyo. The base for everything is a strong spirit, followed by a strong body, hard studies, experience and finally leads to a "trigger" experience. You "trigger" a bullet which contains spirit, body, study and experience - and finally that releases the actual invention. [interviewer]: How do you "trigger" an invention? Nakamatsu: A lack of oxygen is very important. [interviewer]: A lack? Isn't that dangerous? Nakamatsu: It's very dangerous. Nakamatsu: Of course. This is the Dr. Nakamatsu method. Self-made madman The key to successful innovation, according to Nakamatsu, is "freedom of intelligence. By this he means working with no strings attached. Nakamatsu says he has never sought funding from any person, company or government and prefers to develop and produce his own inventions. "If you ask or borrow money from other people, you cannot keep freedom of intelligence," he says simply. An article on discusses suggests the limitations of this invention mentality: "Of course, even free spirits can only go so far. Nakamatsu has more than a few inventions which will probably never get the attention and investment they deserve, not least of which is the Nostradamvs II Engine, which "can run with just water, so there is no pollution at all. "NO SCIENCE BACKGROUND IS NEEDED TO UNDERSTAND THE ABSOLULTELY OBVIOUS REALITY OF THE WATER POWERED ENGINE invented by the greatest inventor alive today (Dr. Nakamatsu) who is thoroughly documented! Doesn't it seem at least a little SUSPICIOUS that a scientist as great as Dr. Nakamatsu is practically unknown in America?" Well...there's a great deal that Americans don't know, Bubba. However, a highly efficient, non-polluting engine that was invented 17 years ago and still hasn't seen any production is a very strange thing. Yoshiro Nakamatsu, in nearly every article about him I could find, is listed as the inventor of CDs, floppy disks and digital watches. Curiously, Wiki makes no mention of Nakamatsu whatsoever. There's no disputing that when Nakamatsu makes claims about being a great inventor, the numbers back him up. Nakamatsu, as of 2003, had 3,128 and has not slowed down. Doctor Nakamatsu explains that understanding the difference between Love Jet and other treatments isn't all that hard: "There's a hormone, often used in the United States, called DHEA, which is frequently prescribed as an impotency treatment alternative to Viagra," he says. To our man Yoshiro, however, this $400 hemmorage is a perfecly sane investment. As we already know, Nakamatsu operates from a different perspective. And finally, Yoshiro has some words of advice for the USA:

NakaMats," Dr. Nakamatsu is an inventor with over 3000 patents.
He was featured December of 2012 in, and he will also be featured in an upcoming issue for Tokyo Journal, for which the images of this set were made. Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu

This hilarious documentary from director Kaspar Astrup Schroder profiles prolific Japanese inventor Yoshiro Nakamatsu, whose contraptions range from the whimsical (motorized roller skates) to...

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