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Yuka Tsujiyoko (辻横 由佳) is a composer for Nintendo who has done most of the Fire Emblem soundtrack. She was first heard of outside Japan as a composer for Battle Clash. She also composed Tetris Attack and Paper Mario (with Taishi Senda).

She was born Yuka Bamba in Uji, a division of Kyoto, Japan, in Kyoto Prefecture. She studied piano when she was in a preschool. She composed her first original composition when she was in high school, and that was her assignment for her music class. Tsujiyoko attended Osaka Electric Communications Junior College, and she majored in electronic engineering. Before she entered Intelligent Systems, Tsujiyoko worked as a computer programmer for a productivity (or non-entertainment) software company. The largest game soundtrack she composed was for Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, composed of 114 tracks. She works at Intelligent Systems part-time, and formerly worked there full-time. She left Intelligent Systems as a full-time employee after scoring Paper Mario. Tsujiyoko was inspired by her favorite artist Pat Metheny and her mentor Hirokazu 'Hip' Tanaka.[1]

Tsujiyoko did not score Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, she only supervised the score. Under Tsujiyoko's supervision, the game was scored by Saki Haruyama, Yoshihiko Kitamura, and Yoshito Hirano. However, Tsujiyoko was actively involved in scoring Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. She contributed to Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U with many other composers.

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  1. Interview with Yuka Tsujiyoko by RocketBaby

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