He joined the Asahi Shimbitn (11e·wspaper). Was vice-chief of economicssection (1939), then chief of editorial department, Tokyo office (1946). After the company was reorganized was made director ( 1953) and then head of business. department (1954). Helped Tadashi Hasebe, ex-president, to rehabilitate the Asahi Shimbun after World War II. With the appointment of Nagataka Murayama as chairman of Board of Directors he was appointed representative director for Western (Osaka) Head Office (1951).