Ryuuichi Sakamoto

Birth:Jan 17, 1952
Hometown:Nakano, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Websitehttp://www.sitesakamoto.com/ Twitterhttps://twitter.com/ryuichisakamoto/ Ryuuichi Sakamoto is an Academy Award Grammy and Golden Globewinning Japanese musician composer record producer and actor based in New York and Tokyo Japan. He played the keyboards in the influential electropop band Yellow Magic Orchestra. His 1999 musical composition Energy Flow is the first numberone instrumental single in the Japans Oricon charts history. He was ranked at number 59 in a list of the top 100 most influential musicians compiled by HMV. Sakamoto has been married twice. His first marriage took place in 1972 but ended in divorce two years later. Sakamoto has a daughter from this relationship. Sakamoto then married popular Japanese pianist and singer Yano Akiko in 1982 having collaborated with her on some of her recordings. Yano was also a regular touring member of Yellow Magic Orchestra. They finally divorced in August 2006 14 years after a mutual decision to live separately. They had one daughter JPop singer Sakamoto Miu. Also Sakamoto adopted Yanos son when they got married. Source: AniDB