2003-
resident in Germany
1993-2003
resident in New Zealand
1992-1993
resident in Australia
1972
born in Ohita, Japan

Tertiary Education
2009
Postgraduate degree at Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany)
2003-2006
DAAD Scholarship holder and guest student at Art Academy Düsseldorf in Prof. Thomas Ruff’s class
2002
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography), The University of Auckland (Elam school of Fine Arts), Auckland, New Zealand
1997
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with Honours, The University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Awards Grants
2010
Project-based grant "Television Studios in the Middle East" with Kunststiftung-NRW / Goethe-Institutes (Amman, Beirut)
2009
Artist-in-residence PH Budapest
Award "gute aussichten"-junge deutsche fotografie
2009-2012
Studio fellowship supported by Kölnischer Kunstverein / Imhoff Stiftung, Cologne
2005
Award "reGeneration" Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne Switzerland
2003-2004
Scholarship DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) at Goethe-Institute Mannheim and Art Academy Düsseldorf

Collections
USB, Switzerland
Musée de l'Élysée, Switzerland
DZ Bank, Germany
City of Cologne, Germany