Bachelor of Science in Law, Kyoto University, Japan. Master of Arts in International Relations, Tokyo University.
Vice president Esso Sekiyu K.K., Tokyo, 1973-1974, president, 1974—1979, 1986—1989. Executive vice president Esso Eastern Inc., Houston, 1979—1989. Head Citicorp Japan Citicorp, 1989—2000.
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Shinsei Bank, Tokyo, since 2000.
Married Yoko Yashiro, November 1954. Children– Chizuko Yoshida, Michiyo Yashiro.