WPI Program Director, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan
MD, PhD 1960: Graduated from Tohoku University, School of Medicine,Sendai, Japan. 1961: Commenced research in cancer biology at Tohoku University. 1967: Associate Professor, Tohoku University. 1969 -1971: An NIH postdoctoral Fellow at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. 1971: Associate Professor, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo. 1973,1975-1978: Division of Chemical Carcinogenesis, International Agency for Research on Cancer, WHO, Lyon, France. 1984: Professor, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo. 1996: Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo. 1996-2001: Director of Molecular Oncology, Showa University, Tokyo. 2001-2008: President of Gifu University, Gifu. 2008-2012: Deputy Director, Research Center for Science Systems, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; WPI Program Director.