He started sailing when he was 15, first on the FJ class and later stepping up to the 470 as part of the Nihon University sailing team.
He says: I have always dreamed of joining the Japan SailGP Team. I appreciate them for giving me this opportunity, and I’m so happy to be a part of the team. There are many top sailors on the team, so I’m looking forward to learning from them.
When he’s away from the water he does things like skateboarding, camping, and physical training.