Father of Japanese word processor
He graduated from the Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo in 1962 and jointed Toshiba Research and Development Center. In the company, he held positions such as director of the Information System Study Institute, board member and general manager of the Personal Information Equipment Business Division and executive director. He took office of president of Toshiba Tec Corporation in 1999 and adviser of the company in 2003. He was professor of MOT major from 2004 to 2011. He won various prizes including the Technical Award of Okochi Memorial Foundation and the Award of Minister of Science and Technology Agency. He was named a Person of Cultural Merit in 2006. He has written books such as "The Day when Word Processor memorized Japanese Language" (joint authorship, Mita Shuppan), "Birth of Japanese Word Processor" (Maruzen), "Pattern Recognition" (joint authorship, Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) and "Expert of MOT" (joint authorship, Nihon Keizaishinbun Shuppansha).