Date of Birth：August 29,1951
Graduated from Tohoku University, Faculty of Law in 1975
Appointed as a legal apprentice in 1975
- Appointed as a Public Prosecutor, and then, assigned to Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, Mito District Public Prosecutors Office, Sendai District Public Prosecutors Office, Kitami Branch of Kushiro District Public Prosecutors Office, etc
- Director, Criminal Affairs Division, Criminal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice
- Director, General Affairs Division, Criminal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice
- Director, Personnel Division, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Justice
- Chief Prosecutor, Matsuyama District Public Prosecutors Office
- Assistant Vice-Minister of Justice
- Deputy Vice-Minister of Justice
- Public Prosecutor, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office
- Director-General, Trial Department, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office
- Director-General, Criminal Affairs Department, Supreme Public Prosecutors
- Deputy Prosecutor-General, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office
- Superintending Prosecutor, Nagoya High Public Prosecutors Office
- Superintending Prosecutor, Osaka High Public Prosecutors Office
- October 2, 2014 Justice of the Supreme Court
Things to Keep in Mind as a Justice
I am committed to fulfilling my mission impartially and faithfully, to find an appropriate and reasonable solution by law for each specific case that is brought to the court.
Favorite Word or Term
I always say to myself, "Don't get heated, don't get excited; be calm when approaching a task." This phrase reminds me of the importance of making a calm judgment based on an accurate understanding of the matter at hand.
Books that Left an Impression on Me
I read various genres of books, but I am particularly attracted to stories about the lives of individuals involved in significant events in history. Joseph Fouché, the biography by Stefan Zweig, is one such story. I recently re-read Fuyu no Habatsu (Faction of Winter) by Saburo Shiroyama, and was impressed once again. On Happiness by Alain, a French philosopher, teaches me many new things every time I read it.
On my days off, I enjoy strolling around, feeling the seasonal changes. When I happen to find a historic place, I look up the story associated with it. In recent years, I often go to concerts of classical music and various other genres of music. Beautiful music cheers me up and makes me feel serene.