Bachelor, Doctor of Medicine, Osaka Medical College, Japan, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Osaka Medical College, Japan, 1964.
Intern Osaka (Japan) University Hospital, 1959-1960. Resident Osaka Rosai Hospital, 1964-1967. Research fellow Osaka (Japan) University Hospital, 1968-1969.
Assistant professor Osaka University Medical School, 1969-1978, associate professor, 1978-1981. Professor Medical School Kagawa (Japan) Medical University, 1981-2000, professor emeritus, since 2000. Director General Health Promotion Center Shikoku Electrical Power Company Inc., Kagawa, Japan, since 2000.
Fellow American College Cardiology. Member The International Cardiac Doppler Society, (president 1998-1999), Japanese Circulation Society (president 1999-2000), Science Council Japan.
Married Masuko Fujiwara, May 5, 1966. Children: Hirofumi, Hirotaka.