Born in Kushiro City, Hokkaido Prefecture
Active player on the Japan men’s national ice hockey team as goaltender
Fukufuji has played ice hockey since third grade. A professional player since age 18, he has played internationally for eight seasons in countries including the U.S., the Netherlands, and Denmark. Today he plays with the Nikko Ice Bucks of the Asia League Ice Hockey. Fukufuji was the first Japanese NHL player.