Famous Composers from Japan

List of notable or famous composers from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Japan and even some popular composers who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Japan is included when available.

People on this list include Ayumi Hamasaki and Ai Otsuka.

This historic composers from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Japan?" These prominent composers of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese composers.

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    • Birthplace: Japan, Fukuoka
    Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎あゆみ, Hamasaki Ayumi, born October 2, 1978) is a Japanese singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, model, spokesperson and entrepreneur. Through her entire career, she has ...more
    • Birthplace: Kita, Tokyo, Japan
    Megumi Hayashibara (林原 めぐみ, Hayashibara Megumi, born March 30, 1967) is a Japanese voice actress, singer, lyricist and radio personality. She is affiliated with Woodpark Office. She played Rei ...more
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    Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Maibara, Japan
    Ken (born November 28, 1968 in Maibara, Shiga, Japan) is a musician and singer-songwriter, best known as guitarist of the Japanese rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel. He is also the leader, vocalist and ...more
    • Birthplace: Japan, Nakano, Tokyo
    Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一, Sakamoto Ryūichi, born January 17, 1952) (Japanese pronunciation: [sakamoto ɾʲɯːitɕi]) is a Japanese composer, singer, songwriter, record producer, activist, and actor who ...more
    • Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan
    Junichi Masuda (増田 順一, Masuda Jun'ichi, born January 12, 1968) is a Japanese video game composer, director, designer, producer, and programmer best known for his work in the Pokémon franchise. He is ...more
    • Birthplace: Japan, Nagasaki
    Akihiro Maruyama (丸山 明宏, Maruyama Akihiro), better known by his stage name Akihiro Miwa (美輪 明宏, Miwa Akihiro), is a Japanese singer, actor, director, composer, author and drag queen.