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Name: Akiko Yano  
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Date of Birth: 13th February 1955
Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan
Profession: Composer
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Akiko Yano (矢野 顕子 Yano Akiko) is a Japanese pop and jazz musician. She was born as Akiko Suzuki (Suzuki Akiko) on February 13, 1955. She married and soon after divorced Makoto Yano, a producer of her first recording. She later married Ryuichi Sakamoto, one of the members of Yellow Magic Orchestra, then divorced him in 2002.

In addition to her solo work, she has recorded with Thomas Dolby, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Chieftains, The Hammonds, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Kazumi Watanabe, The Boom, Tetsuro Kashibuchi and Ryuichi Sakamoto. She appeared on the recording "Snowflake" reading a children's story with Peter Gabriel and music by Akira Inoue.

Members of Little Feat, Pat Metheny, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono, David Sylvian, Lyle Mays, Kenji Omura, Jeff Bova, Yukihiro Takahashi, the band Quruli and her son Futa Sakamoto have performed on her albums.


  • Japanese Girl (1976)
  • Nagatsuki Kannazuki (1976)
  • Iroha Nikonpeitou (1977)
  • Tokimeki (1978)
  • Tokyo wa Yoru no Shichi Ji (1979)
  • Asoko no Akkochan (1979)
  • Gohangadekitayo (1980)
  • Tadaima (1981)
  • Ai Ga Nakuchane (1982)
  • Oesu Oesu (1984)
  • Tooge No Wagaya (1986)
  • Brooch (1986)
  • Granola (1987)
  • Good Evening Tokyo (1988)
  • Welcome Back (1989)
  • Home Music (1989)
  • Akiko Yano (1990)
  • Love Life (1991)
  • Super Folk Song ( 1992)
  • Love Is Here (1993)
  • Demae Concert (1994)
  • Elephant Hotel (1994)
  • Piano Nightly (1996)
  • Hitotsudake (1996)
  • Oui Oui (1997)
  • Go Girl (1999)
  • Twilight (2000)
  • Home Girl Journey (2000)
  • Honto No Kimochi (2004)

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