Social Design Network Inc. President

He is based in Fukuoka, active in design nationally. A characteristic of his design is the Total Design approach connecting blank areas and information areas. In particular his projects for vulnerable members of society, such as people with handicaps, the elderly, and children, have garnered international praise. His masterpiece, the Fukuoka City Subway Nanakuma Line Total Design won many prizes, including the Good Design Prize, SDA Award, the Economy, Trade and Industry Minister's Award, the Cabinet Contribution to Universal Design Commendation, etc.

Social Design Network Inc.

Fukuoka Office
3-2-17-1003 Takamiya Minami-ku Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka 815-0083, Japan
tel 092-555-5574 fax 092-555-5374


1951 Born in Kitakyushu City
1975 Graduated from Kyushu Institute of Design, Department of Visual Communication Design
1975 Began working at
2001 Became President-Director of GA-TAP
2014 Founded Social Design Networks as President

■official post
Japan Sign Design Association permanently director
NPO FUKUOKA Design League chairman
Director of Fukuoka City Foundation for Arts and Cultural Promotion
Part-time Lecturer of Kyushu University School of Design , Yamaguchi University Faculty of Engineering , Fukuoka Design School
“The pictograms design for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics” committee member
“Fukuoka city comprehensive planning “ committee member
“Universal city and Fukuoka” promotion committee chairman
“Creative Fukuoka promotion” committee member
Fukuoka city ”barrier free promotion” committee member
Fukuoka city ”The design guideline for dementia“ committee member
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism “The guideline for Barrier free maintenance of passenger terminal” revise committee member

Environmental design, communication design, universal design

■lecture etc.
2006 Kyoto/International Association for Universal Design conference key speaker
2006 Beijing/international universal design conference key speaker
2007 London/Royal College of Art INCLUSIVE 2007 paper
2008 Oslo/Design for All-European Business Conference 2008 key speaker
2008 Helsinki/Designing Accessible Public Transport Conference key speaker
2008 Seoul/Korea design international conference key speaker
2009 Seoul/International Association of Societies of Design Research 2009 paper
2010 Vienna/International Institute for information Design 「An Exchange Forum on Information Design for Visual Impaired People Vienna