Izumo helped preside over the Chuunin Exam. He and the other general examiners were elite Chuunin.
Izumo and Kotetsu held their own pre-test before the start of the main Chuunin Exam. They used Genjutsu to disguise themselves as Genin and turned away those Genin who came to take the test. Those Genin who saw through their illusion were allowed to pass. Later both Izumo and Kotetsu would watch over the third test and give their feedback on which Genin had the best qualities to make a good Chuunin.
After the Fifth Hokage took office, Izumo and Kotetsu would act as personal assistants to her office. Several years later both Kotetsu and Izumo would take part in the twenty platoons assigned to stop Akatsuki. Both men made up a platoon alongside Nara Shikamaru and Sarutobi Asuma.
- Water Style: Syrup Trap
The user expels high-viscosity, chakra-infused water, aimed at a surface of wide scope. This is a stream of sticky liquid which can be used to form an adhesive trap that can inhibit a person's mobility. One can effectively reduce their enemy's area of activity with this technique, and has the effect of being able to take complete control over the battlefield. The normal scope of this technique is normally just a few metres, but if prepared, it is also possible to make an entire pond of starch syrup. Being caught in the technique can be avoided by channelling chakra to one's feet allowing one to walk upon it uninhibited, beforehand. The syrup can be manipulated to move after it is created, being able to stick and travel up surfaces.