He graduated from Tokyo University in 1924.
After graduating from Tokyo University (1924) he was appointed assistant professor at Kyushu University. He was conferred a doctorate in 1930 and shortly after proceeded to Europe for further studies. Returning home rejoined his university as professor in 1934.
His two theses titled "Granule Effect on Nature by Minerals" and "Study of Graphite During Solidification of Cast Iron" were well received. He was awarded a prize by the Ministry of Education for his researches in the native graphite. He was a staff member of Osaka University's Science Research Institute.