Started skating when he was 3 ... Enjoys playing darts and billiards ... Both parents were figure skaters ... Father, Takashi, competed at the world level in both singles and pairs in the 1980s, winning the silver medal at the 1976 World Junior Championships.
2013 Season NotesSP Music: "Malaguena" by Ernesto Lecuona
FS Music: Music from the TV series Shogun
2012 Season NotesSP Music: "Red Violin" (Concierto de Aranjuez) by Ikuko Kawai
FS Music: "Primavera Porteña" by Ástor Piazzolla
2011 Season NotesSP Music: "La Califfa" by Ennio Morricone
FS Music: "Slow Dancing in the Big City"
2010 Season NotesSP Music: "Fur Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Josh Vietti
FS Music: Music from the Gettysburg soundtrack by Randy Edelman
2009 Season NotesSP Music: "The Feeling Begins" by Peter Gabriel
FS Music: "Kojiki" by Kitaro
2008 Season NotesSP Music: "Art on Ice" by Edvin Marton
FS Music: "Emperor Concerto" by Beethoven