Bachelor in Engineering, Osaka University, 1961. Master in Engineering, Osaka University, 1963. Doctor in Engineering, Osaka University, 1966.
Research associate engineering Osaka University, 1966-1968, engineering lecturer, 1968-1971, associate professor engineering, 1971-1978, professor, 1978-2001, director Institute Laser Engineering, 1987-1995, member university council, 1994-1995, director Institute Free Electron Laser, 2000-2001, professor emeritus, since 2001. President Kochi (Japan) National College of Technology, 2001—2005, Graduate School for Creation of New Photonics Industries, Hamamatsu, Japan, since 2005. Member professional committee on nuclear fusion Atomic Energy Commission Japan, 1992-2001.
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Fellow American Physical Society, Institute Physical. Member Laser Society Japan (dean since 1986, vice president 1997-2001, since 2005), Japan Society Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research (dean 1986-1992, vice president 1995-1997), Institution of Electrical Engineers Japan (dean 1985-1987, chairman technical committee opto-quantum device 1994-2000).
Married Yasuko Matsunaga, June 5, 1966. Children: Kumiyo, Mikiharu, Keiko.