Minoru is a songwriter,composer,producer,Japanese born and bred, now living in Osaka Japan.
At the age of 19,I bought Led Zep's.4th album;That was the first time I bought a rock album. Then Jimmy Page became my first guitar hero. After guraduation of Nihon University,I went to a music school named AN school in Kyoto for learning musical skill and guitar. After that, I took lessons from Kazuhiko Takeda, a famous Japanese jazz guitarist &also from Katsuhiko Tanaka, an excellent arranger.Having never studied about music before, I learned traditional jazz guitar style and arrangement from them. I worked with local bands and performing live with different rock, pop and jazz acts. in 1999
I made my way as the second music career. My "Triple Fuse" marked 1 ranking in the All Asia charts on the mp3.com for several weeks in July 2000 and reached 7 in all jazz download charts on Vitaminic.com at the end of 2000" 7/19 2001,Stylish Women reached 1 jazz fusion charts ,2 all jazz charts and 1 all Asian charts at mp3.com USA. 8/13 2001, Nightmare In Manila reached 1 jazz fusion charts at mp3.com USA. But discontinued his music life untill 2007 for health reasons around over 5 years........I came down with intercerebral hemorrhage. After my restoration to health
I restarted second music career in 2008.
s song Horizon won Grand Prix of Earth Mix2009 ,presented by Crypton Future Media INC. in Japan. Minorus Minofunk-x5 became a winner of funk charts at ourstage.com June 2011.
Rececntly began to assosiated with Alchemy Studio in various creations