Japanese golfer who turned professional in 1992 and was the Japan Golfing Tour leading money winner in 2012. He began golfing when he was 16-years-old. This year 2010, he positioned 48th in the state World Golfing Ranking’s Best 50. He was created in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. He and Ai Miyazato are among two of the very most famous golf players to emerge from Japan in the past due 20th century.