PIANIST, KEYBOARD PLAYER, PRODUCER, COMPOSER, ARRANGER
Toshi was majoring in chemical engineering at the university because he was interested in the resolution of environmental issues. In his research paper, he had published a study of CO2 adsorption material for global warming. In addition, laboratory at the graduate school that he enrolled, he succeeded in development of the world’s first new materials. After that, he engaged in developing new eco-friendly batteries at another laboratory in Japan. He left great achievement in the industry and acquired patents for the development of the batteries. Nevertheless, he questioned himself if it’s right to find solution for environmental issue with the superficial progress of technology, he decided to leave the company.
After that, he moved to Los Angels and started his career as a musician. (as a pianist, a composer and an arranger) He stayed there for 2 years, played and composed jazz and contemporay music then. He also has experience as a host member for the local jam session in L.A., that developed his current strong network with American musicians. He has performed with Michael Paul, Dirk k, Joseph Jarman, Andy Suzuki and Robert Kyle and more.
After he moved back to Japan, he established his own business, “at-lab”. The business consists of web production including video and music. His foresight made his business successful and it’s growing still now. He is always seeing the future of 20 years or even 40 years ahead and develop his business. His vision about life and business is global or even universal. His creativity makes great contribution in the society.