Talking to HIRO FUKUSHIMA
Our guest this time is HIRO FUKUSHIMA. He is in his 30s. And he is a programmer who looks becoming in his suit.
NyanBazWhat kind of kid were you?
NyanBazNikoli has provided puzzles to newspapers since that time, and still does now. You solved pencil puzzles as a primary schoolchild, was that early for you?
NyanBazYou said you were an ordinary boy, then you would have been playing outdoors?
NyanBazDid you grow tall because you played basketball?
NyanBazHow did you feel about Puzzle Communication Nikoli?
NyanBazYou have made a lot of puzzles including a Heyawake that became a classic. Just when you started reading Nikoli, did you try to make new puzzles?
NyanBazIs Heyawake the most successful among your creations?
NyanBazRight. Pipe link was your creation. Nob, then the chief editor pushed it. He hoped to see a popular puzzle created based on Pipe link.
NyanBazYou are still an active contributor to Omopa.
NyanBazHow many and how many other puzzles except Omopa do you make?
NyanBazWhat kind of puzzle do you like?
NyanBazAre there puzzles you dislike?
NyanBazYou said it, recently, there is less need to write Kanji characters in daily life. But, who are the authors you pay attention to?
NyanBazWell, for an old-timer like you it may seem recent.
NyanBazNow, let's change the subject. What are your hobbies other than puzzles? I've heard that you often go out drinking beer.
NyanBazGood point. (laughs) What are your dreams for the future?
NyanBazBut it's your idea. What is your ideal puzzle?
NyanBazI think that Slitherlink and Nurikabe fill that bill too. Finally, is there a message for your solvers?
NyanBazThen you have to increase the volume of publication.
Interviewed Mar 2012 Published on Sep 18, 2012