Graduated from School of Commerce at Keio University and joined Japan Travel Bureau, Inc. (currently JTB Corp.) Started from Beppu Branch Office and transferred to the Domestic Travel Department & Overseas Travel Department at the Headquarters to gain practical experience of regional development & tourism industry.
After the assignment of General Manager of Kawasaki Branch Office at JTB Inc., and the Director & Vice President of JTB International (USA) Inc., he has been appointed as the Senior Managing Director and Director of Corporate Planning & Marketing at JTB Headquarters in the year of 2005. From June 2008, he has been appointed as the President & Chief Executive Officer of JTB Corp. From June 2014, he has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board, Group Headquarters of JTB Corp.
While developing the Company Business Domain from Travel Industry Business to Multicultural Communication Business (*1), and promoting the local revitalisation throughout the country, he has been concentrating on development of human resource in the tourism industry by delivering Lectures at major universities, and holding Seminars organised by the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI) or by Japan Tourism Agency at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).
Becoming a Member of the Executive Committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Chairman of Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA), Vice President of Japan Ecotourism Society and a municipal tourism advisor, he is actively and energetically involved in Tourism Promotion and regional revitalisation.