"The Faculty of Technology of Tohoku University is renowned for its tradition of practical studies."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Koichi Tanaka on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Koichi Tanaka on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Koichi Tanaka on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Koichi Tanaka on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Koichi Tanaka on John F. Kennedy
"Most of the work performed by a development engineer results in failure."
"In such an environment, I was able to study things that could be of immediate usefulness to the world. That learning experience undoubtedly served me well when I eventually entered the work force."
"In 1978, I entered Tohoku University, into the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technology."