Childhood Ambition

 

to go to university (it was the time of student protests)


Fondest Memory

 

as a child, Easter Egg hunting on our farm on a sunny Easter Sunday morning


Soundtrack

 

Ghost Dog


Retreat

 

my favorite restaurant


Wildest Dream

 

find out by listening to the song Grossvater by the Austrian band STS


Proudest Moment

 

receiving the Hicks-Tinbergen Medal


Biggest Challenge

 

to be patient


Alarm Clock

 

my cat Sake


Perfect Day

 

one that I lived without compromise


First Job

 

at a sheet metal factory


Indulgence

 

sake and sashimi


Last Purchase

 

a book


Favorite Movie

 

Ghost Dog


Inspiration

 

Hagakure


My Life Mantra

 

I live my life the way I want to look back at it on my final day