Born in Osaka
Established NASA Artists Bureau (renamed to NASA, Inc. in 1985), after working for the Osaka International Festival Society, Takayanagi Music Management and Kajimoto Concerts Management, Co. Ltd.
Produced a concert called “Cello Grand Concert” with Yoritomo Inoue, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Mari Fujiwara, Kenichiro Yasuda in commemorating Hideo Saito, and this concert lead to the establishment of Saito Kinen Orchestra.
Organized “Hiroshima Peace Concert” with Leonard Bernstein in Hiroshima, Japan in commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing, and its 4-city (Hiroshima, Athens, Vienna, and Budapest) world-tour. This became the Japan debut of the violinist Midori.
Planned and produced the inauguration of the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan in affiliation with the Amberson, Inc. (The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc.). Remained as a coordinator and an advisor until the summer of 2003. He served as a vice president of its New York foundation.
Produced the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s Japan tour and organized the sponsorship for its 150th anniversary world-tour.
Left NASA, Inc. and established Crystal Arts Planning, Inc.
Organized the unprecedented 10-consecutive day debut recitals for the 12-year-old gifted violinist Ryu Goto. Tickets for all performances were sold out on the day of their sales.
Accepted the post as a chairperson of Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters until 2007.
Produced the official musical event in Yokohama in commemorating the first anniversary of FIFA’s 2002 World Cup Korea/Japan.
Renamed the company as Crystal Arts, Inc.
Produced “Pilgrimage of Peace 2005” concerts in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in commemorating the 60th anniversary of bombings for NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation. First ever event allowed to take place at the Hiroshima Peace Park on August 6th, the anniversary date. In Nagasaki the event took place at the Urakami Cathedral.
The musicians that he has produced/managed include Yutaka Sado, Midori, Shinobu Sato, Ryu Goto, Siena Wind Orchestra among others.
In addition, he has invited Vienna Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia Orchestra (Japan debut), London Symphony, Orchestra of the 18th Century, BBC Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphony Orchestra, as well as conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Christian Thielemann (Japan debut), and musicians such as Thomas Hampson (Japan debut), Christa Ludwig, Emmerson Quartet (Japan debut) to name a few.
He has been a producer of “Yutaka Sado’s Young People’s Concert”, “Suntory 10,000 people’s Beethoven Ninth” and many other events.
President and CEO, Crystal Arts, Inc.
Board Member, SBI Children’s Hope Foundation
Board Member, Kawai Hayao Foundation
Executive Producer, Sakai Civic Art and Cultural Hall