Was born in 1941 at Kanagawa in Japan. He obtained his diploma from the Kuwasawa School of Design in Tokio in 1962. 
In 1967 he went to live in Milan and work in the studio of Achille Piergiacomo Castiglioni. From 1970 to 1979 he was Design Consultant for Olivetti. In 1980 he returned to Japan and opened his own studio. U-Metadesign Inc.