Japanese producer and creator of the Godzilla series. He worked with director Akira Kirosawa on such pictures as Kagemusha.
He graduated from Kansai University in 1940.
He has over 209 producer credits to his name, many of which were related to Godzilla.
He married Chieko Nakakira.
He was producer of six Akira Kurosawa films. including Yojimbo and Sanjuro.