Bachelor, Osaka University Foreign Studies, 1986. Master of Arts, Nagoya University, 1988.
Lecturer Osaka-Kyoiku University, 1989-1996. Associate professor Chubu University, Kasugai, Japan, since 1996. Visiting scholar Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991-1992, University Amsterdam, 1994.
Member of Modern English Society (member editorial board since 2001), Japan Society for Medieval English Studies (organizing committee 1998—2000, editorial board since 2001), English Linguistic Society of Japan (national conference planning committee 1995-1997), English Literary Society of Japan (Chubu chapter, editorial board 1997—2000).
Married Kikuyo Suzuki, November 3, 1990. Children: Yuka and Yui.