Bachelor, University Washington, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1971.
Assistant professor University Oregon, Eugene, 1974—1976, department director Innovation Center, 1976—1980. Columnist Pacific Citizen, Japanese American Citizens League, San Francisco, 1980—1982. Translator and freelance writer Eugene, 1982—1992.
Member of Japanese American Association (community relations Asian council since 1992, board directors 1995—2001), Northwest Association Book Publication, Willamette Writers, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Carol Louise Lippold, May 9, 1959. Children: David Masaru, Kevin Hisashi.