Wataru Kobayashi Profile English ver.
The Founder and President of AISA Co.,Ltd.
(Writing and Editing industry)
Editor at Doremi Music Publishing Co., Ltd.
Salesman at Nihonsakari Co., Ltd.
February 21, 1974
Minowa-machi (Nagano prefecture)
I began playing trumpet at age 13. After that I started playing Shakuhachi(Japanese bamboo flute) at Sankyoku Kenkyukai, also I was playing Koto, Shamisen, Takiko and some Japanese traditional music instruments in a music club at Senshu University.
Then, I have developed the understanding of what western music is as well as oriental music is about.
By the time I graduated from Senshu University, I was interested in Japanese traditional culture, so I started working in Nihonsakari Co., Ltd. Japanese SAKE maker. Sake has at least over 1300-years of history.
In 2000, I came back to music in order to make music score and write books about western and oriental music.
I had edited about 200 music score books and didactic books for many musical instruments. For example, the instruments includes Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Ukulele, Trumpet, Chorus, Band, Brass Band, Shakuhachi, Koto, Shamisen and Sanshin at Doremi Music Publishing Co.. Ltd.,
I left the company and founded AISA Co., Ltd. in Oct. 2004.
I have been editing over 300 music score books, text books for learning how to play music instrumental, also and other kind of how-to-books for Trekking mountain, Golf, PC, Cooking, and more.
I also have organized several musical events and concerts.
I supported inviting Malaysian R&B singer Reshmonu from Malaysia for performing in Tokyo Asian Music Market(TAMM) and invited Malaysian instrumental duo Mohram from Malaysia, sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage Malaysia. We have held a concert called “Mohram in Japan” in 2005.
I was also one of the team of inviting Malaysian DJ group STYLUSTICS to perform in TAMM in 2006.
Recently I have interviewed personals, written and edited for NHK text books.
“Start again! playing folk guitar with Takahiko Ishikawa”
“Let’s play piano from just a single finger playing style with Takashi Obara”
“Mensore! Introduction of Sanshin(Okinawa Shamisen) with Sadao China”
“Ni Hao! Let’s play Erhu with Chen Min”
“Aim! Rock guitarist”
“Playing Chopin for beginner with Ikuyo Nakamichi”
“HIDEBOH’s TAP DANCE with Hisako Manda”
Writing for CM, Magazine, Book and E-book
Editing for Magazine, Book, E-book and DVD
I co-organized a concert called “The Roots of Shakuhachi” played by Shodo Sakai, which eventually won Best Prize for performing art at Arts Festival (sponsored by Agency for Cultural Affairs) which is one of the most prestigeous art event in Japan for my pride.
I wrote “Musical Grammar Book” on Shinko Music Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Writing and Editing industry
October 2004 – Present
We edit any books.
It’s not only music books but also other kind books, for example golf, mountain, game, school Information, pc, shrine and more.
We can edit the content for DVD also.
We edit and make E-books.
Doremi Music Publishing Co., Ltd.
February 2000 – October 2004 (4 years 9 months)
I have edited about 200 music score books and didactic books of music instruments.
Nihonsakari Co., Ltd.
Wine and Spirits industry
April 1996 – February 2000 (3 years 11 months)
I was responsible for wholesale and retail in Osaka.
Majored in Economics
1992 – 1996
Activities and Societies: Sankyoku (Shakuhachi)