Job Title: Professor
Company: Tokyo University of the Arts
After graduating from the Kyushu Institute of Design in 1983, Toru Kamekawa joined the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) as a sound engineer. During that period, he gained his experience as a recording engineer, mostly in surround sound programs for HDTV. In 2002, he joined the Tokyo University of the Arts as an associate professor (a professor since 2010), where he teaches acoustics and sound recording. His research interests include, among others, the area of recording techniques for multi-channel stereophony. He is currently researching the factors of spatial impressions of surround sound with height channels such as 22.2 multi-channel audio.
Since his assignment as an officer of the AES Japan Section in 2001, Toru had broad AES experience, including the workshops chair of the AES Regional Tokyo Convention in 2003, chairing the AES Regional Tokyo Convention in 2005, contribution to the success of the first AES Regional Fukuoka-Japan Conference in 2006, the chair of the AES Japan Section in 2006, the exhibition chair of the AES Regional Tokyo Convention in 2007, the general officer of the AES Regional Tokyo Convention in 2009 and co-chairing the international conference on spatial audio in 2010, and the international conference on spatial reproduction ~ Aesthetic and Science in 2018. Furthermore, he served the Board of the AES as Vice President for the International Region (2013-2018). He has received the AES Board of Governors Award third times in 2009, 2011, and 2019 for his contributions to the AES international conferences.
In 2009, Toru Kamekawa was presented with the AES Board of Governors Award in recognition for chairing the AES Japan Regional Convention in 2005.
In 2011, Toru Kamekawa was presented with the AES Board of Governors Award in recognition of co-chairing the AES 40th International Conference on “Spatial Audio: Sense the Sound of Space” in Tokyo, October 8–10, 2010.
In 2019, Toru Kamekawa was presented with the AES Board of Governors Award in recognition of co-chairing the 2018 International AES Conference on Spacial Reproduction.
1990 "Shibata Prize" Motion Picture and Television Engineering Society of Japan
2016 Ph.D. in Design (Kyushu University)
2003-2006 Kyushu University (Doctoral course, Graduate School of Design)
1979-1983 Kyushu Institute of Design (Bachelor Degree, Acoustics Design)
1983-2002 Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
2002- Tokyo University of the Arts
BOG of the Acoustical Society of Japan
BOG of the Japan Society of Music Perception and Cognition
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