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My research interest lies with autonomous agents and multiagent systems, and I have been working on this theme for more than twenty years. I worked for creating conferences on autonomous agents and multiagent systems including MACC/JAWS (Japanese), PRIMA (Asia/Pacific) and ICMAS/AAMAS (International). I served as a program co-chair of the second ICMAS, a chair of the first PRIMA, and a general co-chair of the first AAMAS. I was an associate editor of Journal on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (Springer), and a board member of the International Foundation on Autonomous Agent and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS). I have been also working on action researches including Digital City Kyoto, Intercultural Collaboration Experiments, and Language Grid. I started a project on Digital City Kyoto in 1988. The portal site was opened until 2001. I initiated an Intercultural Collaboration Experiments (ICE) with Chinese, Korean, Malaysian colleagues in 2002, a year after 9.11. In 2006, I began a project to create a language service infrastructure on the Internet. Since 2007, the Language Grid has been operated by Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University. So far, 140 groups from 18 countries join the Language Grid to share more than 180 language services. I have been a professor of Kyoto University since 1993. Before that I was a research scientist at NTT Laboratories. My academic paths include visiting scientist/professor positions at Columbia University, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Le Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6, University of Maryland, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsinghua University and Hong Kong Baptist University. I was a project leader at NTT Communication Science Laboratories from1998 to 2004, and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) fron 2006 to 2010. I was an editor-in-chief of Journal on Web Semantics (Elsevier) and an associate editor of IEEE PAMI. I am a fellow of IEEE, IPSJ, and IEICE since 2002, 2005, and 2008 I was a 2011 President of IEICE Information and Systems Society (IEICE-ISS). I am currently a research supervisor of JST PRESTO Information Environments and Humans, and a member of Science Council of Japan from 2011. I have been working on creating Kyoto University Design School from 2011 just before 3.11 with my colleagues in Informatics, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Management and Psychology. The school started in April 2013.