Born: 12 Sep 1951
Born at Abashiri, Hokkaido. Studied at Asahikawa Elementary and Junior Schools for the Deaf and graduated from Morioka High School for the Deaf. For almost 20 years was the Number One ranked table tennis player in his nation, Asia and the world. His major achievement was that he won a total of 21 medals, including 18 gold and 3 silver, at six Deaf World Games staged between the years of 1973 and 1993.
2000 Sportsman of the Year Finalist.