Tatsuya was born in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He attended Osaka City University for his B.S. and M.S. degrees, working with Professor Y. Morimoto on the total syntheses of (+)-intricatetraol and (+)-omaezakianol. Tatsuya now works for Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd. His hobbies include playing and watching baseball and playing with his children!