Japanese idol, singer, and guitarist known for his period as an associate from the multi-platinum boy music group KAT-TUN. He created the music group INKT after his agreement with KAT-TUN was terminated in 2013. He became a member of Johnny & Affiliates, who would ultimately manage KAT-TUN, in 1998 after his mom sent in a credit card applicatoin. He went to Josai International University or college with intentions to become a veterinarian, but didn’t graduate. He was raised with five brothers, a few of whom will also be in the entertainment market. He and Jin Akanishi are both previous users of KAT-TUN.