2020 The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize
from Agency for Cultural Affair Government of Japan
2012-2016 Vice President of Kyoto University of Art & Design
2006-2016 Vice President of Tohoku University of Art And Design
1998 Received a honorary doctorate of University of the Arts London
1993 Stayed in Paris under a grant from Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
1990-91 Stayed in Berlin under a grant from
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
1990 Stayed in New York under a grant from Asian Cultural Council
1986 Completed postgraduate studies at Tokyo University of the Arts (M.A.)
1984 Graduated from Oil Painting Course, Fine Arts Department, Tokyo University of the Arts (B.A.)
1957 Born in Tokyo, Japan