After finishing high school in Shizuoka near Mt. Fuji, JIMA moved to New York to study photography. Since his first assignment, shooting stills for Nike’s Battlegrounds: King of the Court project, he has worked as a photographer on movies such as The Place Beyond the Pines, Blood Ties and St. Vincent de Van Nuys. In addition to his work in film JIMA has also produced editorial content for magazines such as Brutus, Ginza, Popeye, and Inventory, and regularly shoots lookbooks for Engineered Garments. In 2013, Nepenthes New York published his first book LOITER.