Currently alive, at 88 years of age.
1928 – Born on the 16th of May in Chiba,Japan.
1974 – He joined in the World Health Organization for the position of Scientist, Drug Evaluation and Monitoring.
1976 – He became Chief of the WHO Drug Policies and Management Unit.
1978 – He was Nominated as a Regional Director.
1993 – He was re-elected to a second term of office as Director-General.
1997 – He announced that he was not seeking another re-election.