(b Tokyo, 1948).
Japanese pianist. Début Vienna 1963. Won Beethoven comp. 1968, 2nd prize in Chopin comp., Warsaw, 1970, 2nd prize Leeds comp. 1975. Played all Mozart sonatas, London and Tokyo, 1982, and all Mozart concs. as soloist‐cond. with ECO, London 1985–6. NY début 1987. Salzburg Fest. 1989.