Ken Mogi is a brain scientist based in Tokyo. He is a senior researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, and lectures at several universities. His mission is "to solve the so-called mind-brain problem." After graduating from the University of Tokyo in 1985 with a degree in science and in 1987 with a degree in law, Mogi received in 1992 a Ph.D. with the thesis "Mathematical Model of Muscle Contraction", and has conducted research in RIKEN and University of Cambridge. He is also a writer, and a broadcaster.
Japan's first TED speaker was Ken Mogi, who presented in 2012 March. Mogi has published over 50 books, most of which are written in Japanese. They cover not only brain science but also includes, but not limited to, philosophy, history, art, education, and linguistics. His books have been frequently used as a source of university entrance examinations. His book "脳と仮想（Brain and Imagination）" has received 2005 Hideo Kobayashi award, and another book "今ここからすべての場所へ（From here, to everywhere）" has received 2008 Takeo Kuwabara academic award.
You can see his latest interview about "Thinking Beyond the Brain" with The Japan Times from the following link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2007/06/03/people/thinking-beyond-the-brain/