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Masami Tsuchiya
Background information
Born Japan
Occupation Singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Violin
Years active 1980s
Associated acts Arcadia
Ippu Do
Minoya Central Station.

Masami Tsuchiya is a Japanese singer, songwriter and musician, who has worked with musical acts including Japan and Arcadia.


In 1982, Masami performed with the British band Japan during their Asian tour. He was also a member of the bands Ippu Do and Minoya Central Station.

Masami performed violin on Arcadia's only album So Red the Rose, released in 1985.

He wrote, arranged and produced all the songs on his 1987 album Life In Mirrors, which features John Taylor performing bass. Masami joined a band called DEP in 2001 and has also acted in film and on stage.

In 2004, he appeared with John again on the track "Lose Yourself With Me", on Dr Jan Guru's Planet Japan album.


  • Rice Music (1982)
  • Tokyo Ballet (1985)
  • Life In Mirrors (1987)
  • Horizon (1988)