Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 1954. Master of Science in Chemistry, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 1959.
Research assistant department chemistry Hokkaido University, 1959-1961, associate professor synthetic chemistry, 1961-1973, professor applied chemistry, 1973-1994, professor emeritus, 1994—2006, Distinguished Emeritus Professor, since 2006. Postdoctoral Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1963-1965. Visiting professor applied chemistry Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 1982-1983, department chemistry, 1989-1990.
Visiting professor industrial chemistry Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1987-1988, department chemistry,1 988-89. Visiting professor chemistry Osaka (Japan) University, 1987-1988, University College Swansea, United Kingdom, 1988, Purdue University, Indiana, 2001. Visiting professor industrial chemistry Tokyo University, 1989-1990.
Professor Okayama University of Science, 1994-1995, Kurashiki University of Science and Arts, 1995-2002. Honorary Professor Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy Sciences, China, 2006. Japanese representative committee member International Meeting on Boron Chemistry ( International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry), London, since 1987.
Hockey club Brown lecturer, Purdue University, 2000.
President Oh-Asa S-Town Association, Hokkaido, 1991-1992. Member American Chemical Society, Chemical Society Japan (vice president 1992-1993, award, 1989, honorary member 2005), Society Synthetic Organic Chemistry Japan (special award, 2004, honorary member 2005), Argentine Organic Chemistry Society (honorary).
Married Yohko Iwahori, October 12, 1957. Children: Eriko, Rikako.