September 19, 1982 |
|Current ranking||12 (July 5, 2007)|
He won four Japanese National Championships in a row between 2003 and 2006.
Sato played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's singles, losing in the round of 32 to Bao Chunlai of China. He also represented Japan as the third singles in the 2010 edition of the Thomas Cup held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He played as the third singles and against Malaysia in the group stage, he shocked the hosts after defeating Muhammad Hafiz Hashim, after the team staged a huge comeback from 0-2 down to win 3-2 over the hosts.
Shoji played also at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and won the men's singles round of 32 and lost in the round of 16.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed in the men's doubles.