He followed Shimei Fujianura, the newly appointed governor of Yamanashi Prefecture, to Kofu (1873). While serving in the prefectural office, he became a protege of Ippei Wakao, a trader.
When the Tenth National Bank was founded (1877), he was appointed its manager and then managing director of the Tokyo Horse Tramway Company. When the Tokyo Electric Light Company came under the control of Wakao (1896), he was appointed its managing director, then president. His influence grew after he fostered close relations with Toru Hoshi of the Seiyukai Party, who wrested the Tokyo Municipal Assembly from the grip of the Kaishinto Party.
He was elected to the House of Representatives from Kofu (1902).
In 1902 was elected to the House of Representatives.