Bachelor, Hiroshima University, Japan, 1945. Doctor of Science, Kyoto University, Japan, 1953.
Professor Kyoto Technology College, 1947-1962, Kyoto Technology University, 1962-1972, Osaka (Japan) University, 1972-1985. Professor emeritus Okayama (Japan) University of Science, since 1985. President International Federation Societies Electron Microscopy, 1982-1986.
Honorary professor Beijing University of Science and Technology, China, 1983, Physics Institute and Academy, Beijing, 1986, Yunnan University, Kunming, China, 1987, China University Geosci., since 1988, Ruoyan Institute of Technology, since 1989, Sippin Jilin University, China, since 1991, Changchun, China, 1992, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan, since 1993, Zhongshan University, Guanzhou, China, since 1994.
Recipient Purple Ribbon medal Japan Government, 1984, Distinguished Scientist award Electron Microscopy Society American, 1988, Kun Nitto medal Japan Government,1991, Honda Memorial prize, 1995.
Married Haruko Kitagawa, April 3, 1948. Children: Masaharu, Naoko.