Born 1959 in Tokyo. Presently lives in Tokyo and Germany. Studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Berlin and Hamburg, under I. Yun and G. Ligeti. Guest composer and guest researcher at Stanford University, USA in 1991. Was an artist-in-residence at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe (Germany). Won a Siemens Project Scholarship in 1992 and '93, a North German Radio (NDR) Music Prize in 1994, and numerous other awards. In 2000, "Small Fish Tale" premiered at Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria). In 2001, "Bubbles" was included in the ZKM Collection. Assistant Professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Department of Fine Arts / Faculty of Inter-Media Art, since 2000 (associate professor since 2008, professor since 2013).