Akane grew up composing music, drawing pictures and writing poems.
A graduate of Tokyo University of the Arts in Music Composition,
she studied the piano under Seiko Sumi and composition from Akira Kitamura, Hiroaki Minami and Isao Matsushita.
Akane has been commissioned to compose many pieces for traditional Japanese instruments such as the koto and sho in the past 17years. These pieces have gained much recognition and great appreciation both domestically and internationally and have been performed repeatedly over the years.
She has also been involved in numerous musicals and dance performances as music director, composer and pianist.
Akane has a strong interest in yoga and meditation and how they are deeply connected with music, the body and the spirit.