The son of Nishida Kiyosada, he claimed descent from the Fujiwara clan. Akifusa served Ienobu from an early age. He became lord of the 50,000 koku domain of Takasaki in 1710, and then was transferred to Murakami han in Echigo province in 1717.
- Arai Hakuseki, Joyce Ackroyd (trans.), Told Round a Brushwood Fire, University of Tokyo Press (1979), 311n24.
- Kamiya Nobuyuki, Ryûkyû to Nihon, Chûgoku 琉球と日本・中国, Yamakawa Shuppansha (2008), 57.