TÔRU started his carrer as a photo journalist in Nairobi, Kenya. After internships in Magnum Photos and the New York Times in New York, he went back to Africa, this time Abidjan, Ivory Coast, as a freelance photographer for the New York Times. In 2004, he moved to Barcelona. From Barcelona he carried out many documentary photography projects in various countries. After more than 15 years in Barcelona, he came back to Japan in 2019. Currently he lives in Kyoto, Japan.