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Also Known As: Died:
Born: January 17, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Japan Profession: composer, musician, actor

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One of the few figures in contemporary Japanese popular music to have found an international audience, firstly with the successful Yellow Magic Orchestra. Ryuichi began composing for films in 1983 with "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence", in which he also portrayed Captain Yonoi, and won an Oscar for the haunting score of "The Last Emperor" (1987), co-written with David Byrne and Cong Su.

One of the few figures in contemporary Japanese popular music to have found an international audience, firstly with the successful Yellow Magic Orchestra. Ryuichi began composing for films in 1983 with "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence", in which he also portrayed Captain Yonoi, and won an Oscar for the haunting score of "The Last Emperor" (1987), co-written with David Byrne and Cong Su.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Burning Ice (2010)
2.
 Femme Fatale (2002)
3.
4.
 New Rose Hotel (1998) Hiroshi'S Executive
5.
 Wild Side (1996)
6.
 Brand New Day (1987) Himself
7.
 The Last Emperor (1987) Amakasu
9.
 Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) Captain Yonoi
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Began studying piano at age three and composing at ten
1978:
Founding member of Yellow Magic Orchestra
1983:
After disbanding Yellow Magic Orchestra, pursued solo recording career
1983:
First film as composer, Nagisa Oshima's "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" (also acted)
1987:
Contributed to the award-winning score of Bernardo Bertolucci's epic "The Last Emperor"
2000:
Scored the film "Gohatto/Taboo", directed by Oshima
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Education

University of the Arts: -

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wife:
Norika Sakamoto.

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