1996: Ph.D. in Biology, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

   1982: M.S. in Biology, Graduate School, Shizuoka University, Japan

   1979: B.S. in Biology, College of Science, Shizuoka University, Japan 


Professional Experience

    Professor, Sado Station, Field Center for Sustainable Agriculture and  

          Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Niigata University (April 2008-till date) 


Professional Nemberships

  1. Chair of Japanese Riparian Forest Association
  2. Director, Nonprofit Corporation “Mori to Mizu no Genryu Bunka-Juku”
  3. Director, The Institution of Professional Engineers of forest division, Japan

Editorial activities



  1. JPR (Journal of Plant Research) Best Paper Award, 2013
  2. The 16th Oze Prize, 2013
  3. The 8th Environmental Minamata Prize, 2004
  4. The 45th Ringyou Gijutsu Award, 1999