His work extends far back to Devil World on which he took on the role of Director. Later on, he directed or co-directed such games as the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2, The Legend of Zelda (also Graphic Designer), Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Yoshi's Island, and Super Mario 64. He was also Supervisor to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and has served as either Producer, Director, Designer or Supervisor in all major Mario titles, including New Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Galaxy as well as outsourced projects like Yoshi's Island DS (developed by Artoon). He also worked on the Animal Crossing series as Producer and in the Pikmin series as Producer and Progress Manager. He was also Advisor of the Japan-only Game Boy Advance title, Sakura Momoko no Ukiuki Carnival.