Bachelor of Science, Yamaguchi University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Kyoto Prefectural University Medicine, 1987.
Instructor Shiga (Japan) University Medicine, 1977-1983. Senior assistant Kyoto (Japan) Prefectural University Medicine, 1983-1989, assistant professor, 1991—2003, associate professor, since 2004. Research associate institute psychiatric research Indiana University, Indianapolis, 1989-1991.
Married Junko Yoshimoto, May 29, 1983. Children: Mariko, Koki, Eki.