B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Zoology from University of Tokyo
D. Sc. in Biochemistry from University of Tokyo

Major Professional Experience:

Professor (Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1985-2000; Keio University, 2000-2006; Open University of Japan, 2006-2011)
Director (Gene Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1989-1993)
Dean (Faculty of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1996-1998)
Chief Presidential Aide (comparable to Vice President; Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1998-2000)
Administrative Director & Professor (Earth-Life Science Institute, 2013-2016)

Major Professional Service:

Academic Societies

Editor-in-Chief, Development Growth & Differentiation, 1994-1996
Asian-Pacific Editor, Zygote (Cambridge Univ. Press), 1996-2000
International Society of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, 1990-1992
Japan-Italy Society of Biology, 1994-1998
Zoological Society of Japan, 1999-2002
International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), 2004-2007

Governmental Service

Member, Science Council of Japan, 1997-2005
Senior Academic Advisor, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2001-2019
Fellow, Center for Science Communication, Japan Science & Technology Agency 2012-2015

Honors and Awards:

Zoological Society of Japan Award, 1987 for Studies on Biochemical Mechanism of Fertilization
Miller Visiting Professorship, awarded 1992 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Miller
Institute for Basic Research in Science, University of California, Berkeley
AAAS Fellow, elected 1998 for Studies in Developmental and Reproductive Biology, particularly for
Research on Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Gamete Interactions and on Gamete Glycoconjugates
Zoological Science Award, awarded 2003 & 2013
IIAS Fellow, elected 2006

Honorary Member

International Society of Invertebrate Reproduction, elected as one of the first two 2007
Japan Society for Immunology of Reproduction, elected 2007
Zoological Society of Japan, elected 2008