He graduated from Tokyo University (1913) with a degree in philosophy. He went to Europe for further studies (1922).
He received his doctorate (1919) for his thesis "Experimental Research of Mental Action" and was appointed a professor at the Tokyo Higher Normal School. He was a professor at the Tokyo Bunrika Daigaku (University of Science and Literature) (1929) and was president of the Tamagawa University.
He was also a specialist in psychology. His works include, "The Future of the Japanese Race" and several others on education.