|He was born in Hamamatsu, Japan in 1976.
In 1992, he moved to France and entered the Conservatoire Nationale Superior in Paris. He studied Piano & Vocal ensemble until 1999.
In 1999, on the recommendation of Prof. N. Dorleac (Wife of S. Richter), Naotaka moved to Moscow and entered the Moscow State Conservatory, named after P.I. Tchaikovsky.
In June 2005, he finished the Moscow Conservatory with honours. He is the first-prize winner of the Brest Piano Competition in France, and a finalist of the Kaliningrad International Vocal Competition.