After graduation from College of International Studies, University of Tsukuba, completed Department of Political Science, MSc in Public Policy, University College London. Received Ph.D. in International Political Economy, Graduate school of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba.
Elected to be Tsukuba City Councilor from 2004 to 2012 (1st term and 2nd term). In 2010, founded “GOKIGEN FARM” for solving the problem of agricultural matters and employment of people with special needs.
Elected to be Mayor of Tsukuba city in 2016. He is currently serving his second term.