The popular game designer and director who is most recognized for his work with The Legend of Zelda series.
In 1988, he graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he concentrated in Design.
He is also a musician and has been a member of The Wind Wakers (named after a Legend of Zelda game) for many years.
He was born and raised in Japan.
He and fellow video game designer Satoshi Tajiri were both born in Japan.