Bachelor, Seisen College, Tokyo, 1972. Graduate, International Christian University, Tokyo, 1974. Master of Education, Harvard University, 1978.
Master of Business Administration, Stanford University, 1987.
Instr, japanese Harvard University, 1974—1980. Consultant Braxton International, 1980—1982. Strategy consultant Bain and Company, 1987—1990, Boston, 1987—1990.
Senior client partner, member, regional operating committee, Asia Pacific Korn/Ferry International, chairman Japan, regional managing director Japan, since 1991, vice president, since 1993, managing director Japan, 2000—2001, representative director Japan, since 2001. Regional managing director, leader global consumer markets KAO Corporation, Japan, representative director, 2002. Board advisory All Nippon Airways Company Ltd.
Board directors Bridgestone Corporation, eAccess, Sony Corporation, since 2003, Benesse Corporation, since 2005.
Board governors Temple University, Japan. Board directors Japan Stanford Association. Board trustee Japan Association of Corporation Directors, Japan Indiana Directors Network, Japan Association of Corporation Executives.