Founder of Tokyo-based Nishimura Motion Picture Model Makers Group (Y.K. Nishimura Eizô), originally a special make-up effects company that later became involved in movie production.
Meatball Machine (2005) became the international breakthrough movie of Yoshihiro Nishimura's career, as a result of the extensive coverage his special make-up effects work on it received from then-independent movie news website Twitch, beginning over a month before its premiere at the now-defunct Tokyo International Fantastic Film Festival.
Is an alumnus of Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Became interested in making models when he saw Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope as a child.
The "true source of virtually all English language" information online relating to him and Noboru Iguchi is Marc Walkow, according to Todd Brown of XYZ Films' movie news website screenanarchy.com.
Is a member of Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyôkai a/k/a Directors Guild of Japan (DGJ).