Ryōichi Hattori

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Ryōichi Hattori (服部 良一, Hattori Ryōichi, October 1, 1907 Osaka – January 30, 1993) was a Japanese pop and jazz composer. Katsuhisa Hattori is his son. He had a great influence on Japanese pop and was awarded the People's Honor Award. Japanese jazz was downtrodden during World War II, but he created a jazz boom after the war.[1] He composed many songs for various artists such as Noriko Awaya, Shizuko Kasagi, Ichimaru and Ichirō Fujiyama. He also composed Li Xianglan's song "Suzhou Nocturne", which created an embarrassing controversy over half a century though it was not a militaristic song.[2]

Ryōichi Hattori
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Ryōichi Hattori in a 1951 publicity photograph
Born(1907-10-01)October 1, 1907
DiedJanuary 30, 1993(1993-01-30) (aged 85)
Other namesMasao Murasame
Toshi Natsubata
ChildrenKatsuhisa Hattori
Ryoji Hattori
RelativesTakayuki Hattori (grandson)
Mone Hattori (great-granddaughter)
Musical career
Years active1936–1993
Associated actsIchirō Fujiyama, Noriko Awaya, Tadaharu Nakano, Nakano Nippon Columbia Rhythm Boys, Ri Koran, Shizuko Kasagi, Li Xianglan, Ichimaru, Akira Kishī


  1. ^ "Jazzy". Time. 1949-08-08. Retrieved 2009-01-27.
  2. ^ "China's wartime history still haunts popular theme song". BNET. via Asian Economic News. 1999-08-16. Retrieved 2009-01-27.