Director of Coaching,
Japan Rugby Football Union
CEO, TEAMBOX, Inc.
Born in 1973 in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan, I went on to graduate from Waseda University in Tokyo and completed graduate school at the University of Leicester in England. After working at Mitsubishi Research Institute, I became the rugby coach for Waseda University. In 2010, I began my position at the Japan Rugby Football Union as Director of Coaching, aka “the coach of coaches,” to provide leadership and guidance to rugby coaches. Starting in 2012, I served as head coach for the Japan national U20 rugby team for three seasons, and also acted as interim head coach for the Japan national team in 2016. I founded TEAMBOX in 2014 and began leadership training for global business leaders.
Born in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
Started at Waseda University and joined the university rugby team. Although I had no play experience in official games until my junior year, my senior year I was appointed as team captain and our team became runner-up in Japan’s national university championship.
Graduated from Waseda University and finished graduate school at the University of Leicester Sociology Department in England
Began work at Mitsubishi Research Institute
Accepted position as team coach for the Waseda University rugby team (though I didn’t have any coaching experience at the time) and won two consecutive national university championships in 2007 and 2008.
Ended term as rugby coach at WasedaStarted as Director of Coaching at the Japan Rugby Football Union
Served as head coach of the Japan national under 20 rugby team
Served another term as head coach for the Japan national under 20 rugby team. For the first time ever, the team ranked in the top 10 in the World Rugby Championship.
Acted as interim head coach of the Japan National Rugby Team in the Asian Rugby Championship
Ended a term as head coach of the Japan national under 20 rugby team
Actively continuing to cultivate and educate global leaders in sports and in the business world.
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