Japanese professional motorcycle racer who is known for riding a LCR Hona Idemitsue and for competing in several Moto Grand Prix World Championship events. He is also known for competing in several 125cc World Championships as well for both Honda and Aprilia.
He first started his career in racing in 2005 when he joined the Japanese Road Race Championships in the GP125 category where he raced with the Harc-Pro Honda Team. After a successful rookie season, he joined the Moto GP Academy in 2006.
He is known for having won first place at the 2010 Suzuka 8 Hour Championships as part of the MuSASHI RT Hard-Pro racing team.
He was born and raised in Chiba, Japan and shared a photo with his mother to Instagram in November of 2018 celebrating a championship win.
He shared a photo with fellow professional motorcycle racer Marc Márquez to his Instagram in November of 2018.