Nobuo keeps an online diary for his fans in both English and Japanese.
Nobuo has a pet dog named Pao.
Nobuo was credited as a co-composer for the first time in Final Fantasy 10 after being the main composer for Final Fantasy 1 - 9.
Nobuo graduated from University of Kanagawa.
Nobuo claims that he likes writing music more than playing music.
Nobuo enjoys listening to Irish music, watching Japanese pro wrestling, making and drinking beer and playing the fiddle.