Japanese musician who became known as the oldest member of the Johnny's Entertainment group NEWS.
He was in K.K.Kity with future NEWS members Hironori Kusano and Shigeaki Kato.
He hosted the TV variety show Shounen Club with KAT-TUN's Nakamaru Yuichi from 2006 through March 2011.
He was the youngest of two children; his family resided in Sagamihara, Kanagawa when he was born.
He guest-starred on Tomohisa Yamashita's drama, Kurosagi.