was born in Tokyo in 1940. I studied architecture at Waseda University and
completed my master's degree there in 1965. I majored in building equipment,
under the supervision of professors Uichi Inoue and Kenichi Kimura. In 1965, I
joined Obayashi Corporation and was assigned to the Technical Research
Institute in Kiyose, Tokyo. From 1971 to 1973, I had the good fortune to work
at the Hermann-Rietschel Institute at the Technical University of Berlin as a
scholarship student of the German Academic Exchange Association (DAAD). I was very
warmly greeted there by people from all over the world. Foreigners jumped in without knowing
anything, and that exchange continues today. It was also at that time that I
learned the technology of external insulation (ETICS). I returned to Obayashi
Corporation in Japan, in December 1973.
In 1993 I was invited to the newly established Faculty of Life Science at
Ochanomizu University and taught building science in the Life Engineering
Course. I retired in 2006. Since then I have worked as the president of
the Japanese Insulation Housing Technology
Association. I have also done research on
Bruno Taut and Bauhaus, sometimes publishing
results in magazines.
my specialty is building science and building equipment. At Ochanomizu
University, I also researched and conducted lectures on heating, air
conditioning technology and building science. I also investigated Kachelofen, a traditional German
heating technology and building science. They are also covered in my homepage.
predecessor of our faculty was the Faculty of Home Economics. Oue newly
established department is Faculty of Himan Life snd Environment. Architecture
course student learn how to design houses and buildings well.
Faculty of Human Life and Environment students learn how to live well and
health in houses.
course, how to live well and how to
design well are two sides of the same coin. Toward that end, I researched molds
that live in houses. We also studied indoor air quality. Theses research results
are also presented on my homepage. My research was recognized and awarded a
prize from Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare. I also received an award from
the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. In addition, I
received a Hermann Rietschel medal from the Society of German Engineers. (VDI)