Born in 1968, graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University.
Joined Software Japan K.K. in April 1991.
Founded DWANGO Co., Ltd. in 1997 and served as President/CEO.
Currently serves as CTO of DWANGO Co., Ltd., President of KADOKAWA
DWANGO Corporation, Director of KADOKAWA DWANGO Educational Corporation, and an apprentice producer at Studio Ghibli.
Involved with the operation of online service “niconico”, and now focuses on the new business developments related to advanced information technologies especially in Artificial Intelligence and educational business.