As Editor-in-Chief of WIRED Japan, which is a tech, lifestyle, and culture media organization, recently featuring issues on NEW ECONOMY, DIGITAL WELL-BEING, MIRROR WORLD, and so on. Born in Tokyo and lives in Kamakura. Started career in NHK Publishing from 1996 as a book editor. Responsibilities included acquisition, editing, and marketing of translated books. In addition to the best sellers FREE, SHARE, MAKERS, and The Singularity Is Near, which captured the paradigm shift of the digital society, titles that handled included: ZERO to ONE, awarded the 2015 Business Book Award; The Zero Marginal Cost Society, winner of many awards including Amazon.com's "Best Book of the Year; and, The Inevitable. After working on a Japanese translation of BORN TO RUN, one of the world's bestselling books, also became a runner and runs on the mountain in Kamakura. A series of other titles rooted in physicality, including Spark, GO WILD, Mindful Work, and The NATURE FIX, have presented the possibility of a new lifestyle. Has held present WIRED post since June 2018.