Gamely defying the predictions of his doctors, Dr. NakaMats is (1) still alive, and (2) still holding press conferences. On December 25, 2015 he sent us this note, from his home in Tokyo:
Yesterday I had the press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club for the following important notice:
Today Sir Dr. NakaMats announced that planned 10 inventions of ten therapies to beat cancer has all completed just before 7 day of his death day!
Sir Dr. NakaMats says “I didn’t know the effectiveness of these 10 invented therapies, though I believe my theory of these invented therapy are right. The effectiveness of these inventions will be proven by the fact that Sir Dr. NakaMats will die at Dec. 31, ’15 or survive.”
Sir Dr. NakaMats announced the next press conference will be held on Jan 30, ’16.
At that time, the reporter of press conference will see either the coffin or live Sir Dr. NakaMats.
Best wishes and Merry Christmas
Sir Dr. NakaMats
BACKGROUND: The final birthday party of Dr. Nakamats
BACKGROUND: The 2005 Ig Nobel Prize for nutrition was awarded to Dr. NakaMats for photographing and retrospectively analyzing every meal he has consumed during a period of 34 years (and counting). The streak has now, in 2015, reached 44 years. Dr. NakaMats is (as most of the world well knows) famed also for his more than 3500 patented inventions, one of which is the self-defense wig. He is still, he informs us, working on new inventions.
BONUS: Improbable Research podcast #17 included an audio recording of part of Dr. NakaMats’s now-legendary train ride from Copenhagen to Stockholm.