Bachelor of Science, Nagoya University, Japan, 1964. Master of Science, Nagoya University, Japan, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Nagoya University, Japan, 1969.
Researcher Toyota Institute of Science and Chemistry, Nagoya, 1969—1971. Associate professor Mie University, Tsu, Japan, 1971—1983, professor Japan, 1983—2005, professor emeritus, since 2005.
Member of American Ceramic Society, Ceramic Society Japan (director 1998-1999, Academy award 1987), Chemical Society Japan (associate editor 1992-1995).
Married Machiko Shoji. Children: Hiroya, Hanako.