Graduated from Kyoto University, Faculty of Law, B.L.
1968, AprilStarted to work at the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture
1985, JulyKitakyushu City, Board of Education, Superintendent
1988, JulyLocal Education Support Bureau, Local Affairs Division, Director
1993, JulyMinister's Secretariat, General Affairs Division, Director
1995, JulyAgency for Cultural Affairs, Cultural Affairs, Deputy Commissioner
1997, JulyMinister's Secretariat, Director General
2000, JuneVice-Minister of Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture
2001, JanuaryVice-Minister of Ministry of Education, Sports, Science and Technology
2003 – 2011President of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Visiting Professor at Doshisha University, Visiting Professor at Kansai University, Visiting Professor at Kyoto University Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability.
Education Rebuilding Council Member of First Abe Cabinet, Human Resources Committee and International Committee Member of Council for Science and Technology.
2011, AprilJosai University Educational Corporation Graduate School, Director
2012, AprilJosai University Educational Corporation, Trustee
*Concurrently as Director General of Graduate School of International Administration and Graduate School of Engineering at Josai International University Graduate School
2016, DecemberJosai University Educational Corporation, Chancellor Ad Interim
NPO School Accounting Study Group, Board Chairman
2006, SeptemberL'ordre national de la légion d'honneur (France)
2008, AugustVerdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Germany)
2015, AprilThe Order of Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star (Japan)