Bachelor in Economics, School Industrial Economics, Shanghai University Financial and Economy, China, 1983. Master of Science in Agricultural Science, Graduate School Agricultural Science, Mie University, Japan, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate School Agricultural Science, The University Tokyo, 1992.
Specialist on standardization Shanghai Bureau Quality and Technological Conduction, 1983—1987. Associate professor Ryukoku University, Faculty of Intercultural Communication, Kyoto, 1996—2002. Assistant professor University Tsukuba, Institute Social Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan, 1995—1996, research associate, 1993—1995.
Visiting scholar Cornell University, Department Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, 2001. Associate professor Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, 2002—2008, professor, since 2008. Member council Council for Wholesale Markets (Niigata Prefecture Government), Japan, since 2003, Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Niigata Prefecture Government), since 2004, Council for Environment (Niigata Prefecture Government), 2005.
Member screening committee Committee for Regional Development(Niigata Prefecture Government), since 2003, Committee Architecture(Niigata Prefecture Government), 2005—2009, Committee for Land Use(Niigata Prefecture Government), since 2005.
Board directors Japan Section Regional Science Association International, Tsukuba, Japan, since 2007, member editorial board Japan, since 2005. Member editorial review board Science Journals International, 2007.
Married Akira Kiminami, October 21, 1989. 1 child Kan; Married Qimin Wei, 1986 (divorced 1988).