Winger who joined Arsenal in 2011, spending lots of time out on loan with other teams, including Wigan Athletic; he also joined the Japanese national team in 2012.
From 2001 to 2008, he played youth soccer for Sylphid FC.
He won the 2012–13 FA Cup playing on loan with Wigan Athletic.
He was born in Okazaki, Aichi, Japan.
He joined defensive midfielder Makoto Hasebe on the Japanese soccer team in 2012.