Japanese baseball player who has been a member of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. He has been a pitcher as well as an outfielder.
He was the fist pick by Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in the 2012 Nippon Professional Baseball draft.
He was voted to play in the 2013 NPB All-Star Game.
He hails from Japan.
He has been a member of the same team that MLB pitcher Yu Darvish once played for.