Graduated from Pharmacological Course of Medical Department of Tokyo University (1914). Studied in U.S.A., England and Germany and especially at Manchester University in England (from 1923).
Became lecturer at Tokushima Higher Technical School (1925). Appointed chief engineer (1934), director (1935), managing director (1938) and then president (1947) of Daiichi Pharmaceutical Company. Also became director of Yakuhinbu (Drugs Department) of Daiichi Kagaku Kogyo Kaisha (Daiichi Chemical Industry Company) (1947).
Chairman of Tokyo Yakuhin Kogyo Коjo Kyokai (Tokyo Drug Plant Owners' Association) (1950) and president of Nihon Yakugakukai (Japan Pharmaceutical Society) (1952).
Held additional posts of president of Daiichi Chemical Drugs Manufacturing Company, director of Keidanren (Federation of Japan Employers' Associations) and Nihon Engyo Kyokai (Japan Salt Industry Association), chairman of Tokyo Iyakuhin Kogyo Kydkai (Tokyo Medical Supplies Manufacturing Industry Association) and vice-chairman of Federation of Japan Pharmaceutical Organizations (since 1948).