Graduated from Keika Commercial Middle School (1907).
Entered the family business of Suzuki & Company, predecessor of Ajinomoto Company (1917), and became its president (1926). Was purged after the end of World War II. After being depurged returned to the firm and has been chairman of the Ajinimoto Company since. He was also associated with Sanraku Sake Brewery Morinaga Confectionizy and the Keihio Railway companies.