Born in 1947 in Yonaguni Town, Okinawa Prefecture. Since the discovery of the underwater ruins in 1986, he became the coordinator for all the experts and media from here and abroad and became widely known throughout the world as the individual who introduced the Yonaguni underwater ruins to the outside world. Runs a diving shop SOU-WES, and he is also a president of Yonaguni-Cho Tourism Association. He is also well-versed in the history and customs of the Yaeyama islands. He continues to lead the industry with his wide network of close friends including notable figures including the late Jacques Mayol and Graham Hancock.