Collaborating with globally renown brands as well as consulting and working with Japanese major corporations. He has received numerous national and international design awards.In 2007, he was awarded a title of Honourable Royal Designer for Industry by RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce ), UK. He acted as the chairman for the Good Design Award in Japan between 2010-14. He is a professor at the Department of Integrated Design at Tama Art University. Currently he is acting as the chairman for the Japan Folk Craft Museum.