Born: Kagoshima, Japan, 18 September 1979

Position: Central midfielder

International Caps: 82

International Goals: 5

Signed: 15 July 2002, from Gamba Osaka (loan).

Debut: Fulham 1-0 Sochaux, 31 July 2002.

Appearances: 58

Goals: 9

Honours: UEFA InterToto Cup winners (2002)

Sold: 30 June 2004, to Gamba Osaka (end of loan).