1978 Born in Osaka.

2002 Graduated from Department of Phylogophy and Religion, Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo.

2005 After working at a private company, joined Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University (Clinical Psychology).

Joined private supportive groups tohikikomori’s , Osaka Youth Support Station, Tokyo Hikikomori Support Net, etc. to study and practice supports to hikikomori’s .

2007 Certified as C-class Logotherapist.

2011 Certified as B-class Logotherapist.

2012-present Full-time instructor at Department of Welfare Psychology, Sizuoka University of Welfare.

2012 Certified as A-class Logotherapist.

Doctor in human science, Clinical Psychotherapist, Director of Secretariat of Japan Logotherapist Association.

I am teaching psychology to students at a university. I am also engaged in counseling service for students and in local activities to support hikikomori’s or social withdrawals.

Reportedly, there are several hundreds of thousands of hikikomori’s , young adults who are neither at work nor at school, in Japan.
They cannot nurture relationship with others in the society. Many of them are in aguish over that they cannot find meanings or value of their life. I am addressing a challenge to help them effectively using logotherapy.

Even among those who are not a hikikomori but living a normal life with material affluence, there are some who feel emptiness or have hollowness in their heart because they can’t find meanings or purpose of life.

I, myself, used to be one of them, but I have significantly changed myself by encountering Frankl’s thoughts and logotherapy.

according to surveys conducted by the japanese cabinet office, more and more people attach importanceAccording to surveys conducted by the Japanese Cabinet Office, more and more people attach importance on spiritual richness over material affluence. Under such circumstances, logotherapy will be required by people more and more in the future. As a logotherapist, I have a mission to help people to live a spiritually rich life. This is also my meaning to live.