Further Personal Information
||Law - Nihon University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began fencing at about age eight.
|Why this sport?
||His father Hiroshi, who has also competed in fencing, encouraged him to take up the sport.
|Club / Team
|Name of coach
||Yuichi Shikine [club], JPN
||Relaxing. (nexus-group.jp, 15 Jun 2015)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning a silver medal in team foil at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (js88.com, 2013)
|Most influential person in career
||His father. (js88.com, 2013)
||He sustained an injury to his hand at the 2014 World Cup event in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (nexus-group.jp, 23 Apr 2014)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Devote yourself to fencing every day." (nexus-group.jp, 15 Jun 2015)
|Awards and honours
||In 2012 he received a Citizen Sports Award in Tokyo, Japan. (sports-tokyo.info, 05 Oct 2012)
He was given the Gunma Prefecture Sports Honorary Award in 2012. (sponichi.co.jp, 11 Sep 2012)
||His father competed in fencing and was his high school coach. (js88.com, 2013)
He decided to retire from the Japanese fencing team in 2016. (nexus-group.jp, 29 Feb 2016, 17 Feb 2016)