Dancer and music producer who made a name for himself as a member of the J-pop groups J Soul Brothers and Exile. After retiring from performing in 2013, he began working as the leader of the talent management company LDH World.
He began his career in 1985 as a member of the Japanese band Zoo. He then joined Luv Deluxe in 1996 before starting his tenure with J Soul Brothers.
Outside his music career, he has penned the 2005 book B Boy Salary Man and the 2014 book Bibiri.
He began dating actress Aya Ueto in 2010 and they were married two years later.
He was a member of both Exile and J Soul Brothers alongside Makidai.