He was born in Japan; he grew up in Tokyo. He directed experimental films. He made his first feature film in 1981. In 1983, with Family Game, shown at the Locarno festival and at the MoMa in New York, he was discovered by the occidental audience.
With Chishu Ryu Kaoru Kobayashi Katsuo Nakamura Miwako Fujitani Yusaku Matsuda