Marathon and ultramarathon runner who won a bronze medal in the marathon at the 1993 World Championships.
She was a very talented youth athlete.
In 2000 she set the 100 km ultramarathon world record.
She was born in Kitsuki, Oita, Japan.
She won the 1994 Osaka marathon, an event that has been won by Katrin Dorre-Heinig.