Hokku joined the agency in February 2009. He admires senpai Yamashita Tomohisa. Soon after joining he became a member of junior unit B.I.Shadow which later joined forces with NYC to form, 2009 volleyball supporter group, NYC boys, releasing their first single the same year.
Hokutei usually back-dances for Hey! Say! JUMP and also participates in live stage-plays. He is currently acting in the dorama “Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou” and his participation in the following movie, to be released in October, has also been confirmed.
Hokuto’s favorite sport is Karate, for which he received a black belt and is also a skill that allowed him to get a leading role in next season’s dorama “Kuro no Onna Kyoshi” to begin next month.