President, Research Institute for Future Technologies
Field of Expertise
International Political Economy
Other Activities
Contributor to quarterly, monthly, and weekly magazines
Contributed to Sangyo Shincho, Bungeishunju, Shukan Bunshun, Seien, I.B (Information Bank) Kigyo Tokuho, Gaikou (Diplomacy), Bungeishunju SPECIAL, Monthly WiLL, Shincho 45
Contributor to the Independent Speech Forum (ISF)
Chairman, U.S.-Japan Friendship Committee, Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.
Honorary Chairman, Japan-China Friendship and Health Association
Chief Advisor, Japan-China One Belt, One Road Promotion Association
Chairman, Japan-China Blockchain Association
Advisor, All Japan-China Art Exhibition Association
Advisor, International Friendship Artists Association
Director, Japan-Russia Cultural and Economic Exchange Promotion Association
  • How would you describe Kazuyuki Hamada in one word?

    Intellectually curious. I aim to be active throughout my life. Until high school, I was in Tottori Prefecture and was inspired by radio waves coming from mainland China, which led me to develop an interest in Beijing. My first overseas visit was to Taiwan, where I had a pen pal, and since then, during my college years, I have embarked on a journey to know the world by visiting my correspondent friends. I have visited more than 130 countries so far, and the journey continues to this day.

  • About Creative Kanji

    I have published nearly 70 books so far. I am challenging myself to express my most wanted thoughts in these works with a single kanji character. I am trying to combine calligraphy and drawing with the strength of kanji, which is an ideogram, to create unique "creative kanji" that are not found in either Japan or China.

    As a young boy, Thomas Edison, the king of inventors, ruptured his eardrums and became deaf, but he eventually came to enjoy music by feeling sounds and vibrations with his entire body. He used his mind's ear to hear what people wanted and commercialized it. I would like people to call this creative kanji as "Edison" which combines "heart and ear."
  • How do you spend your holidays?

    While I am not a "Monday-Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Friday" kind of person, I don't often think of myself as having a day off. I try to spend my time creatively and spend most of my time reading, contemplating, and writing, both on weekdays and weekends. Nevertheless, I have a strong interest in health and longevity, and I make it a point to do my flexibility exercises in the morning and at night. Following the advice of the late Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, I make it a point to chew my food 30 times before swallowing.

  • What was your childhood dream?

    In my elementary school graduation book, I wrote in my graduation essay that my dream for the future was to move to Mars and become president. It seems that I envisioned "Mars exploration" about half a century ahead of the world's richest man, Mr. Elon Musk. Also, when I was in junior high school, I was aspired to be a baseball player under the influence of my father, a non-professional player for the Japan National Railways, and spent my days playing baseball. I also had a yearning to be a winter sports athlete, as I once won a prize in a ski competition held at Mt. Daisen, a local national park.

  • What is your motto?

    Blue mountain is everywhere in life. The world is a big place, and there is always a place where you can die and bury your bones. I think it is important to go as far away as possible and think deeply in order to achieve your ambitions. So far, I have traveled to all five continents except the North and South Poles, and I have been fortunate to have met many acquaintances and friends wherever I have gone.

  • Tell us about your own special experience.

    I had the opportunity to visit a Bedouin chief in Saudi Arabia, but it was extremely difficult to locate him because he was constantly on the move. Fortunately, I was able to encounter him by relying on satellite location information. And then, all of a sudden, it began to rain in the desert. Bedouin people were so much pleased by such needed rainfall and treated me with fresh camel milk and meat. I still remember the taste of the surprise milk and meat.