He graduated from Kofu Middle School.
He was engaged in salce distilling, later becoming managing director respectively at Fuji-Suiden (Fuji Hydroelectric Works), Chiyoda Seishi (Paper Manufacturing), Tokyo Hatsuden (Electric Power Company) and president of Himegawa Denryoku (Electric Company).
He was also successful in big business as managing director of Keihin Denryoku (Electric Power Company) and as executive of the Korakuen Stadium. As a politician he was elected six times in succession since 1925 to House of Representatives as Seiyiikai candidate, becoming a counselor of the Seiyukai Party. He was appointed Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Forestry (1936).