Diploma Engineering, Ecole Center De Lyon, France, 1985. Master of Business Administration, European Institute of Business Administration (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires), Fontainebleau, France, 1990.
Research and development engineer, Thomson Consumer Electronics, Tokyo, 1985-1987; research and development engineer, Thomson Consumer Electronics, Villingen, Germany, 1987-1989; industrial engineering manager, Eaton Corporation, Gosheim, Germany, 1990-1992; international customer service manager Vacuum Technology Division, Alcatel Cit, Annecy, France, since 1992.
Married Sachiko Osada, July 7, 1990. Children: Natsuko, Antoine.