He was born in Japan and came to the United States shortly after he was married. He has been married for 21 years. John and Rioko are both very conservative although Claudia says her dad's not as strict as Mary Anne Spier's father Richard Spier.
John once dropped a chicken on the floor at a dinner party with the Pikes.
He and Rioko are caffeine addicts who drink coffee every morning.
- Playing golf
- Mowing the lawn
- Doing the crossword puzzle in the Sunday New York Times.
John is a partner in an investment firm in Stamford. His eyes "light up" when he talks about stocks and bonds. He has a couch in his office where he sometimes takes naps.