Bachelor of Science, University of Tokyo, 1960; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tokyo, 1967.
Research associate University of Tokyo, 1965-1970. Researcher Institute Physical & Chemical Research, Wako, Japan, 1970-1975. Professor Institute Molecular Sciences, Okazaki, Japan, 1975-1997, Graduate University Advanced Studies, Yokohama, Japan, 1988-1997.
Vice president Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Tatsunokuchi, 1997—2005. Fellow Toyota Physical Chemical Research Institute, since 2004. Member Science Council Japan, since 1997.
Married Naoko Akashi, May 13, 1967. Children: Yutaro, Kenjiro, Shinzaburo.