UCA alum revolutionizes internet in Japan

A recent article in Wired magazine profiles Hiroyuki Nishimura, who created one of Japan’s leading websites from his dorm room at UCA.

Calling him “the most influential figure on the Japanese Web,” the article goes on to say:

Nishimura is a folk hero and role model. (In Japan he’s referred to solely by his first name, a privilege afforded only to top-tier pop stars and TV heartthrobs.) […]

He created the simple bulletin board system nine years ago as an exchange student at the University of Central Arkansas. “I was bored,” he says. “I made it to kill time.”