Dr. Haruhisa Handa (a.k.a. Toshu Fukami) was born in 1951. He attended Doshisha University where he received a degree in economics. He then went on to study with the Master Class at Musashino Academia Musicae where he graduated with a major in vocal music. He earned a masters degree in creative arts from WAAPA (West Australian Academy of Performing Arts) at Edith Cowan University, West Australia, as well as a Ph.D. in Literature from the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University.