Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan
Current Residence: Tokyo, Japan
International Debut: 1999, Japan Open
Professional Since: 1991, when I played for my club.
National Team Member: 2000
Q & A
Any previous Olympics Games competed in and results?
"Athens 2004 (First Round), Beijing 2008 (Round of 16)"
When and where you began playing, and why this sport?
"When I was 9 years old, because my parents played."
Your equipment sponsor and current racket model?
"Yonex, Voltric 80"
Your training regime?
"6 times a week, 1 or 2 sessions a day"
Memorable sporting achievements?
"2010 Thomas Cup - we finished in joint-third which was the first time in history of Japan badminton"
Sporting awards / Honours (so far)?
"I won a fairplay award previously."