Graduate, Waseda (Japan) University, 1960.
With Sankei Newspapers, Tokyo, 1960-1962. Representative Ishikawa Prefecture District 1 House of Representatives, 1969-1996, representative Ishikawa Prefecture District 2, since 1996. Deputy director general Prime Min.' General’ s Office, Miki Cabinet, 1975-1976.
Deputy chief cabinet secretary Fukuda Cabinet, 1977-1978. Director education division Policy Research Council Liberal Democratic Party, 1978-1981, deputy secretary-general, 1978-1979, 84-85. Chairman standing committee on finance House of representatives, 1981-1982.
Minister of education Nakasone Cabinet, 1983-1984. Chairman special committee on educational reform Policy Research Council Liberal Democratic Party, 1984-1987, acting chairman Policy Research Council, 1986, acting chairman general council, 1986-1987, chairman National Organization committee, 1987-1988, chairman research commission on education system Policy Research Council, 1989-1991. Chairman standing committee on rules and administration House of representatives, 1991.
Prime minister Japan, 2000—2001. Chairman Policy Research Council, 1991-1992. Minister international trade and industry Miyazawa Cabinet, 1992-1993.
Secretary-general Liberal Democratic Party, Tokyo, 1993-1995. Minister construction Murayama Cabinet, Tokyo, 1995-1996. Chairman general council Liberal Democratic Party, 1996-1998, secretary-general, 1998-2000.
Married Chieko Maki; children: Yuki, Yoko.