Japanese-American composer known for his concert functions and film ratings. The LA Chamber Orchestra employed him as its first composer-in-residence through the tenure of conductor Neville Marriner. He received a Master’s level in English books from Cornell School. While in Paris, he was students under Nadia Boulanger, in Western world Berlin with Ernst Pepping, and in Tanglewood with Gunther Schuller. His initial film rating was for Roger Corman’s “Loss of life Competition 2000,” that was released in 1974. He also done “China Seaside,” “Simon & Simon,” “MacGruder and Loud,” and several various other film and tv productions. He and his family members were Japanese Us citizens who were compelled into an internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho, during Globe Battle II. He and his wife Carol both became achieved viola players. He trained well-known film composer Adam Horner at UCLA.