June 21, 1964, Akita Prefecture
1983 Akita Prefectural Akita High School
1987 Waseda University, School of Letters, Arts and
Science II (left in mid-course)
1987 joined Prince Hotels Inc.
belonged to Hardball Club in Prince Hotels Inc.
1989 started playing as a Professional Baseball Player
in Kintetsu Buffaloes, Yomiuri Giants, Chiba Lotte
Marines, and Yokohama BayStars
1991 President, HI Group
2003 baseball commentator, Nippon Television
2004 Farm Team Manager, Seibu Lions (professional
2010 first elected to the House of Councillors
(Major post in the House of Councillors)
2016 Chairman, Committee on Education, Culture and
(as of January 16,2017)