was born in Togane, Japan. At the age of 3 years she received the first piano lessons from her parents. When she was 10 years old she became a pupil of Prof. Nagai at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, and at the age of 17 she attended the class of Prof. Grete Hinterhofer at the "Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien", where she finished her studies with the concertdiploma and from which she graduated with honors. After winning the first prize of the Nippon-Music Competition as the youngest participant, she was awarded the highest prize of the international Music Competition in Geneva in 1961. This was the beginning of her international career. Her debut in Vienna was highly appreciated by the press and the public and was followed by concert engagements in Germany, Belgium, Hungary, France, Brazil, Korea, Taiwan, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Rumania, Czecho,Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Austria which became her second home. In Austria she discovered her favour for chamber music, She gave numerous concerts with the most popular Vienna chamber music association with an intensive solistic career. A great number of discs, CDs and radio-, TV-casting give evidence of her extraordinary pianistic and musical qualities. A lot of early performances keep her in close contact with the contemporary music of Japan and Europe.