Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?Seeing Jurassic Park as a child got me interested in DNA. Now I’m a geneticist.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?I think I’m closer to my mother. I like kids. I like cooking and I also like her meals.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?I admire gentleness. I like people who are gentle and considerate and I also try to be gentle to other people.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?Even though my father doesn’t use English, he sent me an email which was written in English. He thought that since I lived in the US for a while, I had forgotten how to read Japanese. I emailed him back in Japanese.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?I’d like to travel all over the world! It’s hard to choose one place, but I think I’d like to travel to Germany. I like its technology, culture, and history.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?I will tell them that human connection and trust are very important and are a great benefit to our lives. We can’t achieve anything alone but if people cooperate, we can achieve something big. Sometimes we need to help each other. Don’t think about immediate profit but gain credibility.