|Member of the House of Representatives|
Assumed office |
June 25, 2000
October 22, 1948|
|Political party||Social Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Ichinoseki Tech High School|
A native of Kesennuma, Miyagi and high school graduate, he joined Toshiba in 1968. After having served for four terms in the city assembly of Kesennuma since 1985, he ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives in February 2000. He ran again in June of the same year and was elected for the first time. Losing his seat in 2003, he ran unsuccessfully for the House of Councilors in the Diet in 2004. He was re-elected to the House of Representatives in 2005.
- Official website in Japanese.
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