Born in 1956 in Tokyo. Graduated from Keio University with a degree in commercial science. Joined Tokyo News Service and became editor of magazines "Shukan TV Guide" and "Video Collection." Later became a freelance columnist. Knowledgeable about the culture of the Showa era, from television programs to movies and music. Besides writing columns for a variety of media, also appears on radio and TV as a commentator and presenter. Among the numerous books he has written are: "Showa 40 nendai fan techo (Notebook of a Showa 40s fan)" "Kanreki shea hausu (Kanreki share house)" "Dai Tokyo 23 ku sanpo (Walking in the 23 wards of great Tokyo)" "Tokyo Iimichi Shibumichi (The wonderful, cool roads of Tokyo)"