President of Nippon Manga Gakuin
Born in Tokyo, 1944. Established a Correspondence Course for the Future Cartoonist in 1977. While having produced many excellent manga artists, has worked as an editor-in-chief of "MANGA SHIMBUN" for more than 28 years, introducing manga trends as well as works from Asia. Awarded the 31st Japan Cartoonist Association Manga Award Special Prize in 2002 for his achievement in organizing the Manga Summit. Received an award for his contribution to China's manga culture at the "World Comics (Cartoon) Conference" held in Beijing, 2004. Published M"ANGAKA MEIKAN".