Concert pianist and composer whose career revolved around his compositions for the piano. He was considered an heir to Rachmaninoff and Chopin.
He enrolled in the Tokyo Institute of Technology, where he obtained his Master's in Applied Physics.
He released more than 20 albums throughout his successful career. He was 35 when his first one dropped.
He was born in the small town of Urawa-ku, Japan.
He said that one of his chief influences musically was Frederic Chopin.