A self-taught pianist, he began composing music at age 11 and completed his first band composition at age 15. In 2009, he earned a degree from the Toho College of Music where he was a student of Jun Nagao. His works have been performed in many countries and have been recorded on CDs by many bands in such countries as the United States, Japan, Germany, and Belgium. Also in 2009, he received the 42nd Kitakyushu Cultural Award for his compositions.