Associate professor at the School of Global Japanese Studies at Meiji University
Received an MA in Architecture at Waseda University.
Served as commissioner of the Japanese pavilion at the Venice Biennale 9th International Architecture Exhibition and produced the exhibit "OTAKU: persona = space = city", which earned him the Seiun Award. He also curated the exhibition "Azuma Hideo's Bishoujo Laboratory", a life-size exposition based on the anime "Puella Magi Madoka Magica", an exhibition of animation reflecting on the magic of drawing - "«Little Witch Academia» and Anime Mirai"; as well as the "Manga⇔Tokyo" exhibition held in Paris as part of Japonisme 2018.
Among his publications is "Learning from Akihabara: the Birth of a Personapolis" (Gentosha) and others.