He can be accounted as one of those footballers who have taken their skills and passion to a different height by exhibiting their skills on international platform even over seas. He currently plays for 1. FSV Mainz 05 of the German Bundesliga side.Early Life (Childhood)
He was born in Hyogo a part of Japan who then moved on over seas for his career as a footballer. After graduating his high school in 2005 he was signed on professional terms by Shimizu S-Pulse.Interesting Facts
He is the most fecund Japanese player in history of Bundesliga at club level, and the top national team goalscorer and all-time third in team history with 40 goals. Even though his salary not revealed but is estimated to be worth € 4,000,000.Personal Life
He is a good looking, well built player with a good physique, but his romantic life relating to his girlfriend or wife if married is still completely barred from the media's senses.Achievement
He became DFB-Pokal runner up in 2012-13, and was also recognized as World’s top Goal Scorer of the year in 2009. Then he was accounted as J.League Best XI in 2009 , Asian Cup Team of the Tournament in 2011 and his goal Bundesliga Goal of the Month 2012.Rumor
As there are no windows open for any information to escape into the internet about his personal life, the only information is his harmonious relationship with his girlfriend with no hints of who she is and how did they meet for further gossips.