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Kozo Yabe

Kozo Yabe

Patent attorney | Yuasa & Hara, Tokyo | Class of 1994

Sherman Hall is where an international student who´d go on to become one of Japan´s top patent lawyers got this welcome-to-campus pop quiz from his new Bloomington-born suite mate:

“Do you drive? Can you eat cereal every morning? Are you fine in cold weather?” Kozo Yabe recalls.

“I said ‘no.´ He laughed and advised me: ‘Be careful, you may die here in Illinois.´”