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

List includes Keiko Matsui, Akira Yamaoka, more.

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

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Akiko Yano is a Japanese pop and jazz musician and singer. She was born Akiko Suzuki in Tokyo and raised in Aomori, Aomori, and later began her singing career in the mid-1970s. Her vocals and singing style have been compared to British singer Kate Bush She has recorded with Yellow Magic Orchestra and its members Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, as well as with Swing Out Sister, Pat Metheny, The Chieftains, Lyle Mays, members of Little Feat, David Sylvian, Mick Karn, Kenji Omura, Gil Goldstein, Toninho Horta, Mino Cinelu, Jeff Bova, Charlie Haden, Peter Erskine, Anthony Jackson, David Rhodes, Bill Frisell, Thomas Dolby, the band Quruli, Rei Harakami as yanokami and her ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Japan, Tokyo

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Akira Yamaoka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from Japan
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Akira Yamaoka is a Japanese video game composer, sound designer, sound director, and video game producer who worked for Konami from 1993 until his resignation in 2009. He is best known for creating the music in the Silent Hill series; he also worked as a sound director and producer on the series as well as serving as a composer and producer of the Silent Hill feature-length film and its sequel. ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: Niigata, Japan

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AQi Fzono is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from Japan
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AQi Fzono is a Japanese composer, synthesizer musician and electronic music artist. The translunary and hybrid sound of his synthesizer/electronic music that fuses trance, techno, ambient, progressive rock and classical music, and his spacey and vast-scaled instrumental electronic music album series that project a visual atmosphere has an international following. He is also known as an innovator of groundbreaking musical methodologies "Synthesizer Symphony" that links "Symphobient", "Symphonic techno", and "Sci-fi music". Also known as one of the pioneering few of trance music in Asia. ...more

Age: 48

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Daisuke Asakura is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from Japan
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Daisuke Asakura is a Japanese pop artist, songwriter and producer who is known for his compositional work and mastery of the keyboards. ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

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