Minoru Mukaiya

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Minoru Mukaiya in 2008

Minoru Mukaiya (向谷 実, Mukaiya Minoru, born 20 October 1956) is a Japanese musician best known as the former keyboardist of the jazz fusion band Casiopea and producer of the Train Simulator series of Japanese video games.

Mukaiya joined Casiopea in 1979 and remained in the group until their hiatus in 2006. Since leaving the band he has created his own musical production team, "Mukaiya Club." He also serves as the President and CEO of the company Ongakukan, which produces professional train simulators for Japanese transit systems and has distributed video games to the general public. Mukuya has also appeared in the event of Nico Nico Douga.


(For a list of works by the band Casiopea, see Casiopea#Discography.)

Solo works[edit]

  • Welcome to Minoru's Land (1985)
  • Tickle The Ivory (1993)
  • Sega Rally 2: Rearrange Album (1999)



  1. ^ "京成電鉄AE形" [Keisei AE series]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 49 no. 580. Japan: Kōyūsha. August 2009. pp. 10–17. 
  2. ^ a b 東横線渋谷駅にオリジナルベルメロディを導入します (PDF) (in Japanese). Tokyu Corporation. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Ueshin, Daisuke (18 March 2016). 西武鉄道4000系を改造、観光電車「52席の至福」車両番号も"52"!? [Seibu Railway "52 Seats of Happiness" sightseeing train converted from 4000 series - Even the cars are numbered "52"!?]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 

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