Year of Birth: 1933
Occupation: President, Japan Philatelic Society, Foundation
Languages: Japanese, English, French, (Spanish)
Expert since: 1988
Member of AIEP since: 2007
National Expert Organisation: member of JAPEX, Expertizing Service of the Philatelic Museum, Foundation
Personal Reference Collections: Postal communication between France and Japan from 1860 onwards;
Current Areas of Specialisation: Japan, postal history, including marcophily and aerophilately.
Type of Expert: Expert, who does not issue certificates, but who is active as regular consultant to an expert committee.
The Expert Issues: opinions, statements and Certificates
Expertising for Dealers/Auctions: no
Estimates/Opinions on Value: no
Major FIP Exhibition Awards: "The French Post Office in Yokohama", LG
Main Publications: The French Post Office in Yokohama, 1997; L´Histoire de la Poste Aerienne Franco-Japanaise 1870-1986.
Membership: APS, RPSL, JPS, International Society for Japanese Philately, Postal History Society of Japan.
Offices Held: President, Japan Philatelic Society (2003 - ); Director, ISJP (19996 - ); Director, Philatelic Museum (1999)
Recognition: Baron Mitsui Award 1999; Nakajima_Mizuhara Memorial Award 2001; Grand prix of the France&Colonies Philatelic Society 1997.
Chairman, Societe japanaise de timbrologie francaise 1999; Director, Postal History society of Japan