He graduated from Kyoto University in 1926.
Rokuro Shiba appointed assistant professor in 1929 and then professor in 1941 of Hiroshima University of Science and Literature, following year received degree in literature. He specialized in literature of Liu-chao Period.
Author of "Commentary on Poems by Tao Yuan-ming." He compiled index to literature of Liu-chao Period. He published the first volume of "Index to Wen-hsiian."