Born in Tokyo in 1960. Studied composition at the Tokyo University of the Arts and received his master's degree with highest honors. His graduation work was purchased by the University Art Museum. Recipient of numerous awards including Japan Academy Prize for Music. He is serving as a professor at the Tokyo University of the Arts and at the Tokyo College of Music. Among his notable works are Piano Concerto “Shukumei”, Operas “Manyo-syu”, “Taki no Shiraito”, Musical “Into the White Night”. He has also scored numerous soundtracks, including films “The Mystery of Rampo”, “Begging for Love”, TV Dramas “Fūrinkazan”, “Leaders”, NHK8K “Louvre, La Beauté Eternelle”, anime “Mobile Suit Victory Gundam”, "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood", game “Triangle Strategy”, among many others.