Birth - Death
Transgender, elected municipal official as an independent in the Setagaya ward assembly of Tokyo in 2003 and re-elected in 2007. The first open LGBTQ person elected in Japan. Works for various groups: the disabled, single-parent families, homeless people to evening junior high school students, LGBT people and to improve rights for women, children, the elderly. Committee member for Trans-net Japan (a self-support group for transgender people).
- First Out Elected Politicians
- Transgender Politicians
- Community Experts on LGBTQ Housing and Ageing Issues
- Adoption, Parenting and Family Activists for the LGBTQ Community