Bachelor of Science, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1961. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1964. Master in Management, Northwestern University, 1981.
With NOK Corporation, Tokyo, 1961—1985, deputy general manager engineering division, 1983-1985. Director engineering NOK-United States of America, Inc., Los Angeles, 1970-1972, vice president, 1973-1974, executive vice president Chicago, 1975-1983, secretary, 1979-1982, director, 1971-1985. With Chicago Rawhide Manufacturing Company (Svenska Kullagerfabriken), Elgin, 1985—1998, senior vice president, 1995-1998.
President Matsushima Management, Palatine, since 1999. Japanese government delegate International Standardization Organization, 1973—1978. Chairman K. C. Engineering Ltd., Yokohama, Japan, 1989—1995, president, 1991—1995.
Delegate International Standardization Organization, 1990, 92, 94. Executive director United States operations Yaguchi Seisakusho Company Ltd., 1999—2009. Board directors PLACO Limited company, Saitama, Japan, 1999—2008, Hi-Tech Arai, Inc., Madurai, India, 2000—2006, senior advisory, since 2008.
Board directors, president, secretary, treasurer ARAI Americans Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia, 2001—2006. Vice president, board directors Nihon Clinical Company, Inc., Virginia Beach, 2002—2004. Comisario PT Arai Rubber Seal Indonesia, Jakarta, 2002—2004.
Member Executive Partners, College William and Mary, Graduate School Business, Williamsburg, Virginia, since 2005. Senior advisor Azuma Forestry Research Association, Gumma, Japan, since 2006.
Fund doctor chair western division Junior Achievement, Chicago, 1988—1989, member governing board, 1990—1998, United Way Elgin, 1988—1996, vice president planning, 1991—1992. President Oak Crest Residence, 1993—1995. Commissioner to general assembly Presbyterian Church United States of America, 2001.
Member of National Society of Professional Engineers, Society Automotive Engineers (advisory board seals committee, certified of Appreciation 1986), International House Japan.
Married Kathleen Sue Rowland, August 18, 1968. Children: John Hikaru, Karen Emi, Amy Kathryn.