Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Osaka Institute of Technology, 1970. Master of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Tohoku University, Sendai, 1977.
Research associate Tohoku University, Sendai, 1975-1982. Associate professor Yamagata University, Yonezawa, 1983-1989, professor mechanics, since 1990.
Member SGI Japan, Tokyo, 1960. Member Japan Society Mechanical Engineers, ASJ, JSNDI.
Married Chiemi Horie, May 21, 1955. Children: Hiroe, Yoshihisa.