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Author profile: SUGIYAMA Koichi
Born in Tokyo in 1931, Sugiyama graduated from the University of Tokyo’s
Faculty of Education, with a degree in educational psychology. After graduation, he
joined Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, serving in the news and entertainment
departments. Later he moved to Fuji Television, and as a director, produced many
programs, among them the “Hit Parade.” In 1968 Sugiyama became a full-time
composer. His works include: “Ama iro no kami no otome” (Girl with the flaxen
hair), many songs for television commercials, and theme songs for the Dragon
Quest game series. He is also director of JASCRAC (the Japanese Society for the
Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers), honorary chairman of the Japanese
Backgammon Society, executive director of the Japan Composers and Arrangers
Association (JCAA), and director of the Japan Composers Conference.