I am a professor of education, and own a home in Redwood City. I have lived previously in various parts of California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. I was born in Kamakura, Japan. My wife Nancy and I have two children who are currently 20 and 24. I am an active athlete, my favorite sports are tennis and rock cliimbing. I love to cook and I am interested in local foods. I speak three languages: English, Spanish and Japanese, and a little bit of French.