Born in Osaka in 1958. Second generation Okinawan (Uchinanchu). Writer and visiting professor at the University of Okinawa. Moved to Naha City in 1996. Author of many books, including “Honne no Okinawa Mondai”, “Shimaneko to Aruku Naha Sujigusuku” ,”Okinawa-gaku”, “Honto wa Kowai Okinawa” “Kieyuku Okinawa”, and many others.