Masanobu Taniguchi received the B.S. degree in mathematics and the M.S. and Dr. degrees in mathematical science from Osaka University, Japan, in 1974, 1976 and 1981, respectively. He joined the Department of Mathematics, Hiroshima University, and the Department of Mathematical Science, Osaka University, in 1983 and 1990, respectively. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol ,UK, in 2000. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics, Waseda University, Japan. His research interests include time series analysis, mathematical statistics, multivariate analysis, information geometry, signal processing, econometric theory and financial engineering. His main contributions in time series analysis are collected in his book : gAsymptotic Theory of Statistical Inference for Time Seriesh ( New York : Springer-Verlag, 2000). He received the Ogawa Prize (Japan) in 1989, the Econometric Theory Award (USA) in 2000, the Japan Statistical Society Prize in 2004, and Analysis Award in 2013 (Mathematical Society of Japan). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (USA, 1987 - ), and acted the Editor of the Journal of the Japan Statistical Society (2006 - 2009). From 2011, he is a Research Importance Professor at the Research Institute for Science & Engineering, Waseda University, Japan.