(b Tokyo, 1919; d Tokyo, 1990).
Japanese conductor. Début 1945 (Tokyo SO). Cond., Tokyo PO 1948–54; founder and cond. Japan P.‐SO 1956–68, 1978–83; mus. dir. Kyoto SO 1970–2, Tokyo Metropolitan SO 1972–8, Hiroshima SO 1988–90. Prof. of cond. Tokyo Univ. of Arts 1962–7. Guest cond. of European and Amer. orchs.