Yoko Aki

Yoko Aki (阿木 燿子, Aki Yōko, born May 1, 1945) is a Japanese songwriter, actress, novelist and essayist.[1] With her husband, Ryudo Uzaki, she has written many songs for other singers, with Aki as lyricist and Uzaki as composer. They are especially famous for a series of hit songs of Momoe Yamaguchi's.

Yoko Aki
Born (1945-05-01) May 1, 1945 (age 74)
Nagano, Nagano, Japan

She has acted in several films, and she won the award for best supporting actress at the 5th Hochi Film Award for Shiki Natsuko.[2] She was a model under an exclusive contract with Kanebo Cosmetics for many years.


In 1969, Aki wrote Blue Lonesome Dream which is a debut song of the Group Sounds band Julie and The baron for the first time. Her husband, Ryudo Uzaki composed it. Then they wrote many hit songs.

In 1980, she made her debut as an actress.


(as lyricist)


External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Aki Yōko". Nihon jinmei daijiten+Plus (in Japanese). Kōdansha. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  2. ^ "報知映画賞ヒストリー" (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 2010-12-14.