Born in 1948 in Kyoto. Graduated from the Shizuoka University Engineering program. Entered the Sony Corporation in April 1972. Worked in color television development, digital audio research, technological development and product development, magneto-optical disk technological development, product development and business development. He later moved to the NAMCO LTD., , where he was in charge of 3D Computer Graphics Research and Development. In 1997, he returned to Sony to oversee the development of entertainment robots and related businesses.
( 1999 )