Bachelor of Science, Meiji University Oriental Medicine, Kyoto, Japan, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tokyo, 2002.
Technician of acupuncture Ehime Prefectural Institute Oriental Medicine, Matsuyama, Japan, 1987—1992. Instructor acupuncture Tsukuba University of Technology Center Integrative Medicine, Japan, since 1992. Visiting research fellow University Tokyo, 1999—2003.
Honorary research fellow University Exeter, England, 1999—2002. Part-time lecturer Gunma University, Tsukuba, since 2004. Professor acupuncture Morinomiya University Medical Science, since 2006.
Member international editorial board Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Exeter, since 2001. Assistant editor The Journal of Acupuncture, Kampo and Integrative Medicine.
Member of Japanese Society Integrative Medicine (trustee since 2004), International Society Complementary Medicine Research (founding member, board directors since 2003), Japan Society Acupuncture and Moxibustion (chairman committee safety acupuncture since 1997).
Children: Yasuhito, Hitonari.