Game designer and producer known for his work on Square Enix franchises, particularly Final Fantasy. He also worked on Chrono Trigger, Kingdom Hearts, and Dawn of Mana.
After attending Nihon University College of Art, he was hired by Square Enix (then Square) in 1990.
He's served as the company's Executive Officer and head of the business division. The first game he worked on with Square Enix was Final Fantasy Adventure.
He hails from Japan.
He's worked with Final Fantasy's creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's at Square Enix.