Born in Tokyo on 11/24/1958, he is a musician, music producer, lyricist, composer, remixer, keyboardist, synthesizer programmer, mixing engineer, and DJ. In 1983, he formed TM NETWORK (later known as TMN) with Takashi Utsunomiya and Naoto Kine, and in 1984, they debuted with the song “Kinyoubi no Lion (Friday’s Lion)”. As the leader of that unit, his musical talents blossomed early on. His management of trf in 1993 triggered his immediate breakthrough as a producer. From then on, the artists he managed--including Ryoko Shinohara, Namie Amuro, Tomomi Kahara, H Jungle With t, and globe--produced hits one after another, selling millions. In 2010, he resumed his activities as a composer. He has provided a wide variety of tracks to such artists as AAA, Shinichi Mori, Supernova, SMAP, Kie Kitano, Ayumi Hamasaki, Takajin Yashiki, Miu Sakamoto, SUPER☆GiRLS, DiVA, and Alisa Mizuki.