Japanese bassist best known as a member of the band Feeder. He played bass on the albums "Comfort in Sound" and "Pushing the Senses", both of which cracked the Top Ten in the U.K..
He worked for a guitar company in Japan as well as for a London newspaper.
He runs a website dedicated to Japanese cuisine.
He left his newspaper job to play with Feeder full-time at the encouragement of his wife.
He has been longtime bandmates with Feeder guitarist and frontman Grant Nicholas.