B. Pharmacy, Chiba College Pharmacy, 1944. Bachelor of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 1950. Doctor of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 1957.
Instructor, Tohoku U., Sendai, 1956-1962; postdoctoral fellow, U. New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada, 1956-1958; postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1958-1959; associate professor, Tohoku U., Sendai, 1962-1965; professor, Tohoku U., Sendai, 1965-1988; professor emeritus, Tohoku U., Sendai, since 1988; professor, Tokushima (Japan) Bunri U., since 1988. President organic chemistry division International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Oxford, England, 1973-1983, member of bureau, 1985-1993. Dean faculty of pharmaceutical science Tokushima Bunri U., since 1989.
Second lieutenant Japanese Navy, 1944-1945. Member Chemical Society Japan (award 1985), Science Council Japan, Pharmaceutical Society Japan, American Chemical Society, Chemical Society, Swiss Chemical Society, Alpine Club (Tohoku University).
Married Kazuko Sazawa, January 15, 1952 (deceased). Children: Kiyoshi, Takashi.