Dr. Nakamats is a famous Japanese inventor. I have heard about him before but since viewing the trailer for an upcoming movie about him called ‘The Invention of Dr. Nakamats’ I have become a huge fan of his. Dr Nakamats seems so contrary to the well taught proverb in Japan that ‘the nail who sticks out gets hammered’. He is no youngster at 81 years old but his energy, sense of humour, confidence and carefree attitude is somewhat inspiring and so contrary to what you think the typical senior citizen in Japan is like. Trailer embedded below.
Who is Dr Nakamatsu?
Yoshiro Nakamatsu, born June 26, 1928, also known as Dr. NakaMats, is a Japanese inventor claiming to hold the world record for number of inventions with over 3,000, including “PyonPyon” spring shoes and the basic technology for the floppy disk, the CD, the DVD, the digital watch, CinemaScope, armchair “Cerebrex”, sauce pump, and the taxicab meter.
I salute you Dr Nakamatsu and certify you the official triple G – the Golden Geek Gansta. Looking forward to your movie when it is released and when I grow old I want to be just like you.
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.