Born in 1956, Tokyo. While studying at Rikkyo University, he got acquainted with Kurosawa Kiyoshi and shot 8mm films. After he quits school, he participated in Kurosawa Kiyoshi’s Kandagawa War, Excitement of the Do-Re-Mi-Fa Girl as a scriptwriter and assistant director. He has also directed TV dramas and Corporation Promotional Videos as well as written film critics for newspapres. In 2001, he made his debut as feature film director with Unloved.