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The Hon. Dr. Hideyasu M. R. "Hide" Sasaki is a computer scientist working in Gov't of Japan for Big Data Initiative and Catholic lawyer admitted to practice in New York, the United States.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

We have no rain, but just heat that is unbearable in Tokyo for these ten days. In Kyoto, the air temperature rises over 100 F and keeps it for eight days! I've never this killing weather in Japan. It might be a wrath of God.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

It's very hot and wet again in Tokyo after heavy rainy and windy days. What's going on this summer season? I really hate this rainy season in Japan, which drives me crazy every year.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

It's still in the midst of the rainy season in Tokyo, though I feel like the mid summer; air temperature is almost 94 F degree. This week must be a torture around Tokyo Area. I'm really concerned of my small yards in which many flowers wait for blossom.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Yesterday, I found Lychnis gracillima blossom in my east yard! I have tried again and again to have this mid-summer blooming white bloom here in Tokyo these four years, but finally I have done it. I'm really thank God to allow me to enjoy this flower again.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

I've got a reject email on my application for a fund inside my institute. That email tells its very simple reason of rejection, "you don't need to attend at three conferences for a year". What? Don't you go to conferences at least three conferences in the computer science community annually? What kind of research do fund reviewers? You guys don't submit papers to conferences? I'm very much disappointed at those fund reviewers who are colleagues of my institute actually. OK, I do my business, but you guys should keep off from my path, that is the golden road toward science. Maybe, you path goes toward a different place.

Anyway, I'm happy to make me busy with preparation of camera ready for the IEEE SMC 2018, Miyazaki, Japan. And, as a reviewer for the IEEE SSCI 2018, Bangalore, India this year. These a small step for a next larger one, I believe.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Breaking news reported that a Magnitude 6.1 quake hit Osaka Area early in the morning. This area has not experienced such that grade quake during these twenty years. I'm simply shocked, but soon grabbed my mobile for emailing my friends many of whom live in the area. I'm sure we live on one of the hottest quake regions on the glove, and we have no choice anyway. 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

A second conference has notified me with a good news on my submission, which discusses a new ant-inspired algorithm using Particle Swarm Optimization. This conference had been full of bad rumors (which were actually true) in the past decade, and now it is listed in one of the best conferences of IEEE in the area of machine learning. This dramatic appreciation is due to the advent of deep learning in machine learning. My paper is assigned to the oral presentation among six accepted ones of Swarm Intelligence Session. I'm very happy to receive this good news, after a bad news that had come to me yesterday.