Michihiro Suzuki was born in Fukushima Prefecture, in 1962. He works for the Hydrographic and Oceanic Department of the Japan Coast Guard. Currently in the Ocean Information Division responsible for almanacs and tsunami disaster prevention information and mapping, he previously served in a number of posts including the Shimosato Hydrographic Observatory. In his book Kurashi ni Ikasu Kyūreki Nōto (Kawade Shobo Shinsha, pub.), Suzuki explores how aspects of Japan’s ancient calendar can enhance people’s modern-day lives. Since 2000 he has administered Koyomi no Pēji, a website dedicated to calendars, past, present and future. (http://koyomi8.com/).