Center back and full back who joined Jubilo Iwata in 2013 and became a member of the Japanese national team in 2011.
He debuted professionally for FC Tokyo in 2006.
He appeared in 89 matches for the Kashima Antlers from 2008 to 2011.
He was born in Miyazaki, Japan.
He and Shinji Kagawa became teammates on the Japanese national team.