I was born on March 14, 1958, in Akita prefecture, North Japan. I left home in 1976, studied at Akita University, and then majored in chemistry at Hokkaido University (Sapporo), where I developed studies of the complexation of nickel(II) ion with N,N,O-terdentate ligands in non-aqueous solvents under the direction of the late Professor Dr. Masatoshi Fujimoto. In 1986, I received the doctor’s degree of Science from Hokkaido University and the next year started to work at Chiba University. At the same time, I started studies on the polarographic measurements of ion transfers at the water/nitrobenzene interface facilitated by crown compounds under the direction of the late Professor Dr. Hiroaki Matsuda and then have studied the solvent extraction of alkali and alkaline-earth metal ions by their compounds into various low-polar diluents, joining with Professor Dr. Yasuyuki Takeda and Dr. Shoichi Katsuta later. I have expertise in the fields of electroanalytical chemistry and solution chemistry of solvent extraction: especially, studies for the determination of ion-pair formation constants in water by potentiometry with ISE and thermodynamic studies of distribution of single ions, their salts, and their crown ether-ion-pair complexes between immiscible electrolytes solutions, respectively. My current positions are associate professor of chemistry at Chiba University and a board member at The Polarographic Society of Japan.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012