He graduated from Ritsumeikan College (1934).
After serving as municipal assemblyman and prefectural assemblyman, he was elected six times to the House of Representatives (from 1942). He was purged for one and a half years after the war. He was State Minister in the Ishibashi Cabinet (1956) and 1st Kishi Cabinet (1957) and concurrently chief of Autonomy Agency.
He was Member of the House of Representatives. An anti-Communist theoretician, he was believed to be a Machiavellian type of politician.