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Akio Nagatomi

[ You'd look like this, too, if you had been driving your relatives across the countryside for 12 straight hours! ]

Akio was born in 1963 in Iwakuni, a little city on the southern portion of Honshu, the main island of Japan. Much to his chagrin, he was re-located several years later to Calgary, Canada where he discovered that winters were much colder than his birthplace. While working as the IS co-ordinator for Canada's most successful out-patient eye surgery centre, he was offered a position in the United States from the very company that had installed the computer system. Once again, our resourceful person travelled to where winters were warm, and the air was humid. Alas, Akio discovered that he actually missed the -40 degree winters, so he once again made the perilous trek back north of the 49th parallel.

The Kintai-kyo, a landmark bridge in Iwakuni. Cormorants are used to catch ayu fish in the late summer.

Akio now works in the oil and gas sector, while supporting his hobbies in computers, audio, Japanese anime, martial arts, graphic arts, little red sports cars, and paying off a mortgage. Previous volunteer credits include judging for the Calgary School's annual computer competition, editor of The Broken Spoke (newsletter for the Calgary Sports Car Club), and editor of the Rocky Roadster Gazette, the official newsletter of the Canadian Rockies Chapter of the Miata Club of America. (He even designed their cool logo!)

Canadian Rockies Chapter of the Miata Club of America Shameless plug for the Miata Club of America. I designed this logo specifically for the Canadian Rockies Chapter of the club. (Rocky Mountains in the background, Canadian maple leaf making up the lower half of the symbol.) I'm member #42267.

The view from the passenger side of my car... If you stand up, that is. A view from the passenger side of my freshly washed and waxed car, a 'Classic Red' 1990 Mazda Miata MX-5 'A' package (Eunos Roadster in Japan)... top down... road whizzing by at 140 km/hr... bugs splatting against the windshield. Yet another 'bad hair' day!

Calgary Tri-West Soccer Another logo I designed for the Calgary Tri-West Soccer League, a children's fun league team.

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