Student, Yamamoto Fine Art Academy, Osaka, 1973. Student, Atorie Ribera School Art, Osaka, 1977. Student, Nakanoshima (Japan) College Art, Osaka, 1980.
Student, Osaka Art University, 1983. Student, California College Arts and Crafts, Oakland, 1983. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College Art, 1985.
Master of Fine Arts, University Michigan, 1987. Master of Fine Arts, Wealth University, Seattle, 2003.
Owner, president Yamada Art Center, Brooklyn, since 1983, Museum of World Wonders. Senior translator Chicago Japanese American News, 1997-1999. Senior interpreter Unipac Tours, Inc., Chicago, 1997-2000, Hope Service, Chicago, 1997-2000, Global Management Services, Inc., Chicago, 1997—2000, C.P. Language Institute, Brooklyn, since 2000.
Instructor Yamada Art Center, since 1983, Wicker Park School Art, Chicago, 1995-1996, Illinois Institute Technology, Chicago, 1993, Ann Arbor (Michigan) Art Association, 1987-1988, Jyuku Private High School, Osaka, 1978-1983. Instructor, counselor Camp Northwestern, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 1993, French Woods Summer Camp, New York, 1988, Shirahama Summer Marine Camp, Wakayama, Japan, 1982. Lecturer Montana State University, Billings, 1995, Mount Vernon (Ohio) Nazarene College, 1995, Marwen Foundation, Chicago, 1993, Lauren Rogers Museum Art, Laurel, Mississippi, 1993, Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, 1990, Ann Arbor Elementary School, 1987, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, 1998, Chemeketa Community College Salem Oregon, 1999, Salem State College, 1999, Nagoya (Japan) University Arts, 1988, Osaka (Japan) College Arts, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2000, International Museum Surgical Science, 2001.
Member of Horseshoe Crab Research Institute (advisory board dirs), Ecological Research and Development Group, Inc., Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Inc. (board directors).