Born in 1959. Graduated from Saitama Prefectural Urawa High School and entered the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences I at the University of Tokyo in 1978. Graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo, and entered the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 1983. He previously served as Director of the Food Environment Policy Office, Food Distribution Bureau, of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and was a Cabinet Counselor at the Prime Minister's Office of the Koizumi Cabine.
After serving as Director of the Environmental Policy Division, Director of the Forestry Policy Department, Director of the Kanto Agricultural Policy Bureau, Director of the Rural Development Bureau, and Director-General, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, he was appointed Administrative Vice Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 2018. And he had been promoting strategies for the Export of Agricultural Products and for Collaboration between Agriculture and Welfare, etc. In 2002, he proposed the Biomass Nippon Initiative and led the policy by advocating the importance of utilizing biomass resources for the formation of a recycling-oriented society in the future. Currently, he is a specially appointed professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture Research Institute and visiting professor at the Institute for Future Initiatives of the University of Tokyo. PhD. in Business Administration, and became a member of the Advisory Board of the CHITOSE Group in December 2022.
At a time when there is no way to save the planet from destruction except by creating a recycling-oriented society on a global scale, I believe that efforts to open up new avenues for biomass utilization, combining the importance of deepening research and practice, are absolutely necessary for the world in the future. I also think it is wonderful that you are willing to make the most of the advantages of Japanese agriculture. Please proceed with confidence with the business that is sought by the times.