Shogo Shimura

Psychiatrist, Magician

Shogo Shimura, also known as, “Magic Doctor”, is a psychiatrist and magician. As a child, he began practicing magic tricks and became fascinated with optical illusions and “mind tricks”. In 2012, Shimura won the World Magic Seminar Teens Contest Championship title in Las Vegas. He studied psychiatry in the School of Medicine at Keio University to research the science behind “mind tricks”. He currently holds mental training events all over Japan that integrate magic tricks with psychiatry. Shimura is a representative director of the Japan Institute of Cognitive Science and a member of the Olympic Committee training staff. He serves as a mental coach for gymnastics and canoe slalom athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.