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Matoba Yuko Japan
Born in 1949.Matoba Yuko is Honorary Professor of Japan Women's College of Physical Education(Tokyo).  She was teaching Western music and theory. She is now teaching Carnatic music as a Lecturer of the Eastern Academy(Tokyo).
She graduated Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Musicology in Japan. She received music instruction under
the guidance of Prof. Fumio Koizumi.
She studied Carnatic music at Gt. music college of Tamil  
Nadu in 1972. Since then she has been active in Veena performing and research work.
She learned veena from Smt.Rajalakshmi Narayanan, Smt. Kalpakam Swaminathan, Sri M. Nageswara Rao, Smt. M. Sarada, Smt. N. Vijayalakshmi.  She had also rhythm training
from Prof. N. Govindarajan. 
She had veena concert with Smt.N.Vijayalakshmi at Sri Tyagaraja Samajam, Nadopasana & Sri Ram Samaj(cromepet) in 2007. Veena Navaratri at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and
MLA Concerts by Guru Kaaraikudi Mani(Chennai)in 2013. 
Recently She participates to VEEA UTSAVAM(Chennai) held
in September every year organizing by Sri. Kannan
She has veena concert  in Japan and introduces
Carnatic Music there. 
Her writings in Japanese and English are:

Musical Aspects of Baul Music {Musical Voices of Asia 1980 by the Japan Foundation}: Present-day use of Ragas in
South Indian Classical Music {The Sounds of the Nations
1986 Ongakunotomo publishers}: Indian Classical Music
{Japanese Music・Asian Music 1989}: Rhythmic pattern
arrangemaent in South Indian Classical Music improvisation {The Annual Report of Physical Education 2001}: Flexibiliy
in Karnatic Music-A comparative Analisis of "Maha
Ganapatim"{Music and Society in South Asia; Perspective
from Japan, National Museum of Ethnology, Japan 2008}   

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