Japanese surgeon who served as Trip Engineer towards the International Space Place in Expedition 28/29. He researched medicine on the College or university of Tokyo and graduated in 1989. He was an aquanaut for the NEEMO 13 task in the Aquarius underwater lab. He wedded and got two kids. He completed trip engineer training on the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Schooling Center, called for the initial guy in space.