Since he started playing golf at the age of 6, has always admired and respect professional golfer Jumbo Ozaki. Won his first title by seven shots with final rounds of 69-65 in rainy conditions to claim the Japan PGA title in June 2009. Both rounds were played on Sunday after rain washed out play on the first day. The win earned him a five-year exemption on tour and entry into The Open Championship at Turnberry.
As an amateur won the 2003 World Junior Golf Championship. In 2006 he won the title from USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship and also was selected the Most Variable Player. Was a member of Japan National team from 2003 to 2007.
Japan Tour Victory: 9 - 2009 Japan PGA Championship, Vana H Cup KBC Augusta, Canon Open, Bridgestone Open, 2010 Toshin Golf Tournament, ANA Open, Bridgestone Open, Dunlop Phoenix, 2011 Sun Chlorella Classic