Former video game designer who created the classic arcade games Pac-Man and Pole Position. He worked for the software company Namco.
He joined Namco in 1977 where he came up with the idea for "Pakku-Man." The game was released to the public in 1980.
The final game he developed was Pac-Man Championship Edition for Xbox 360.
He was born in Tokyo, Japan.
He appeared in the Adam Sandler-starring film Pixels in a cameo appearance.