He graduated (1909) from Tokyo University with a degree in agriculture.
After graduating (1909) from Tokyo University with a degree in agriculture, he went on to become a specialist in biology and heredity. He was appointed to the agricultural laboratory and shortly after he was sent to Europe and America for further studies.
Returning home he became chief of Agricultural Laboratory (1941), then professor at Tohoku University (1941) and subsequently head of its agricultural laboratory. He was director of Sakata Seedling Company.