Doctor of Medicine, Osaka University Medical School, Japan, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine, Osaka University Medical School, Japan, 1969.
Research fellow Johns Hopkins University School Medicine, Baltimore, 1970—1973, assistant professor, 1973—1974. Assistant professor, department medicine Osaka University Medical School, 1974—1979, professor pathology and medicine, 1979-1983, professor immunology, 1983-1991, professor, chairman medicine, 1991-1998, dean, 1995-1997, president, 1997—2003. Professor Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, 1983—1991.
Visiting professor Lab Immune Regulation Graduate School Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University since 2003. Member Council for Science and Technology Policy at the Cabinet Office, Adjunct professor Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University. Chair 7th International Congress on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in Asia and the Pacific, 2005.
Lecturer in field.
Member National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), Japan Academy, Japan Society for Immunology (president 1991-1992, council), Japanese Society Allegology (council), International Society for Immunopharmacology (president 1991-1994), International Cytokine Society (president 1994-1995), American Association Immunologists (honorary), American Society Hematology (honorary), International Myeloma Foundation (member Scientific Advisory Board).
Married Chizuko Tamura, November 4, 1967.