Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Chemistry, Yamaguchi University, Japan, 1971. Master of Science in Biological Chemistry, Nagoya University, Japan, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Chemistry, Nagoya University, 1976.
Research associate department agricultural chemistry Yamaguchi University, 1976—1982, assistant professor department agricultural chemistry, 1985—1990, associate professor, 1990—1991, associate professor department biological chemistry, 1991—1995, professor, since 1995. Postdoctoral fellow Roche Institute Molecular Biology, Nutley, New Jersey, 1982—1985. Professor Tottori University United Graduate School Agricultural Science, since 1996.
Member of Japanese Biochemical Society (executive member since 1996), Society Fermentation and Bioengineering, American Society Microbiol., Society General Microbiol., Japan Society Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry (Award for Encouragement of Young Scientists 1987).