Shikakura entered Osaka Mainichi Shimbun (newspaper) in 1914. While being assigned in Keijo (Seoul) he laid cornerstone for expansion of Osaka Mainichi Shimbun in Korea (from 1918).
Shikakura served as chief of business section at head office. In 1942 he was appointed managing director but later left company under purge directive.
On being depurged Kichiji worked as managing director of Radio Tokyo in 1951. Shikakura played leading part in founding of Radio Tokyo Television Service.