Japanese composer and political activist who was a keyboardist for the popular 70's electronic band Yellow Magic Orchestra. He won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and a Golden Globe for his score to the 1987 film The Last Emperor.
He received a degree in music composition from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
He notably composed the score for the opening ceremony of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
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