Bachelor of Science, Gifu (Japan) Pharmaceutical University, 1973. Master of Science, Osaka (Japan) University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Osaka (Japan) University, 1978.
Postdoctoral fellow, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1978-1980; assistant, Kinki (Japan) U., 1980-1984; assistant professor, Kinki (Japan) U., 1984-1989; associate professor, Kinki (Japan) U., since 1989. Consultant Maruho Limited company, Osaka, since 1989, Seiwa Kasei Limited company, Higashiosaka, Japan, since 1990, Towa Limited company, Osaka, since 1991. Board directors KoshimuneHosp., Osaka.
Member Japan Pharmaceutical Society, American Chemical Society, American Pharmaceutical Association.
Married Fusako Ogata, July 4, 1981. Children: Yuko, Satoshi.