He has been invited to many film festivals including the Berlin International Film Festival, the Venice International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival and the Pusan International Film Festival.
He's releasing his recent film "Ploy", and he will share his keen sense of cinema with the fellows of AFA 2007.
He took the role of Director of Photography showing his sensitive ability in numerous films and TV series including "Ohikkoshi" (1993, Shinji Somai), "Infinity" (1996, Matthew Broderick), "Cookie's Fortune" (1999, Robert Altman), "Imprint" (2006, Takashi Miike) and "Daddy's Little Girls" (2007, Tyler Perry). He was also nominated for best cinematography by the Japanese Academy Award for "Gohatto." (1999, Nagisa Oshima)
He's currently a professor of film production at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music. At AFA, he will relate to the fellows his professional know-how based on his extensive experience in cinema.