After graduating from the Faculty of Law of the Imperial University of Tokyo in 1919, he studied at the graduate school of Princeton University in the US. He was elected a member of the House of Representatives in 1925. He left politics in 1932 and got engaged in the development of South America and oil-related businesses. He was commissioned the governor of Miyagi Prefecture in 1945 and was elected a member of the House of Representatives in 1949 for the second time. He was dispatched to participate in the San Francisco (Japan) Peace Treaty by the House of Representatives in 1951. He served as the Minister of Labor in the first Hatoyama Cabinet in 1954. He served also as president of Tokyo University of Agriculture. He retired from politics in 1976. In later years, he devoted himself to the development of new forms of energy in Brazil. He died in Mexico City in 1979.