Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2003 at a school for people with visual impairments.
Why this sport?
He belonged to a track and field club at junior high school and high school, and had always enjoyed the sport.
Club / Team
Japan Blind Marathon Association [JBMA]: Japan
Most influential person in career
Nobuaki Nagai [his guide runner at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing]. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2012)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2012)
Awards and honours
He received an Excellence Award from the Tochigi Para Sports Association in Japan in 2014, 2017 and 2018. (tokyo-np.co.jp, 03 Mar 2019; b2b-ch.infomart.co.jp, 15 Feb 2018; shimotsuke.co.jp, 01 Mar 2015)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (mainichi.jp, 04 Aug 2016)
His vision began to decrease in his twenties after he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. (tokyo-np.co.jp, 27 Jun 2016; mainichi.jp, 18 Sep 2008)