Yoshikazu Fukumura, born in 1946, is a Japanese conductor, formerly music director of the Tokyo City Ballet Company, Kyoto Municipal Symphony, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra and Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra. He received national recognition in Japan for conducting the NHK TV Concert Series entitled ‘Music of the World’ in 1970. Apart from conducting widely in Japan, he also gave many acclaimed performances abroad with orchestras in Europe, Latin America and Asia. He was appointed the first chief conductor of ASEAN Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble consisting of 80 musicians carefully selected from some of the ASEAN countries, at the 17th ASEAN Summit in Hanoi in October 2010. Fukumura has made a number of recordings with orchestras in China, Hong Kong and Japan.