Completed Doctorate Course of Kyushu University Graduate School of Law in September, 2014. Enters Nissho Iwai Mechatronics (Inc.) in April, 1992 . Becomes Secretary to Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary in November, 1994. First Elected as Kumamoto Prefectural Assembly Member in December, 1997. Retires as Kumamoto Prefectural Assembly Member in October, 2014. Elected as Kumamoto City Mayor in November, 2014. Inaugurated as 32nd Kumamoto City Mayor in December, 2014. Serves 2nd Term as Kumamoto City Mayor in December, 2018.