Nakaken joined the agency in April 2008. 6 months later he became part of junior unit B.I.Shadow, getting his first acting role in the dorama “Scrap Teacher”. The next year he participated with some other juniors to create the voleyball supporting group “NYCboys”. Nakaken plays the piano, as well. In November 2011 he was chosen as the leader of “Sexy Zone” and he is currently touring with them and they’re set to release a second single next month.
In February it was announced that he had passed the entrance exam for Meiji Gakuin University in the department of Sociology. Nakaken will enter the university this April. Although Sexy Zone has a busy schedule, he will try to manage both his activities in Sexy Zone and his studies.