November 24, 1961, Kagawa Prefecture
1986 Waseda University, School of Political Science and
1989 studied at Columbia University in the City of
1995 University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and
1986 joined Nikkei Inc. (newspaper company)
2003 senior staff writer, Nikkei Inc.
2013 elected to the House of Councillors
(as of January 16,2017)