1974: Graduated from Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo
Entered Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
1985-1987: Head of Agriculture Administration Section, Saitama Prefecture
2001: Director-General of Fisheries Policy Planning Department, Fisheries Agency.
2003: Director-General of Agricultural Production Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture,
Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
2005: Director-General of Ministry Secretary, MAFF.
2006: Director-General of Fisheries Agency.
2007: Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
September 2008 Retired.
September 2009 President of Japan Fisheries Association