Bachelor, Osaka University, Japan, 1959. Master of Arts, Osaka University, Japan, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Osaka University, Japan, 1972.
Doctor (honorary), Gerhard-Mercator University, Duisburg, Germany, 2000.
Lecturer Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 1975-1980, from associate professor to professor Japan, 1980-1991. Professor Osaka University, 1991-2000, professor emeritus, since 2000, director low temperature center, 1993-1995, 97-99. Guest professor Grenoble (France) University, 1988, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 2001—2004.
Director Plagenom Company Ltd., since 2003.
Member of Physical Society (board directors 1992-1994).
Married Naoko Tsukinoki, May 2, 1965. Children: Kosuke, Junko, Shinko.