Born in Kamakura, Japan, 3 Dec1946. MD (1971), PhD (1975), Yokohama City Univ. He held positions in Yokohama City Univ; Gunma Univ; Postdoctoral Fellow, Rockefeller Univ; Niigata Univ; Hirosaki Univ; Nippon Med School. Currently the President of Univ Tokyo Health Sci, nurturing physical and occupational therapists; Prof Emeritus, Nippon Med Sch; Adjunct Prof, Rockefeller Univ; Councilor, Natl Inst Natural Sci Administration, Japan. Main interests in reproductive neuroendocrinology; sexual behavior and motivation. Member of Physiol Soc Jpn, Jpn Endocr Soc, Jpn Neurosci Soc, among others. Editor-in-Chief, J Physiol Sci www.springer.com/12576.