Daniel Quinn has been exploring the repertoire by Japanese composers since his first trip to that country in 1997. Since then he has performed music by Japanese composers at most of his concerts and lectures. Daniel has performed music by: Yoshie Okawara, Takayuki Oguri, Morishige Takei, Kazuko Hara, Yasuhiko Tsukamoto, Masao Homma, Hirokazu Sato, Jun-ichi Nihashi, Keigo Fujii, Shingo Fujii, Akira Ifukube, Takashi Yoshimatsu, Michio Miyagi, Yuquihiro Yocoh, Kazu Munakata, Satoshi Ohmae, Tadashi Sasaki, Nobutaka Nakagawa, Michiharu Matsunaga, Ryo Noda, Mao Yamagishi, Tohru Aki, Toru Takemitsu, Takashi Ogawa, Kazumasa Ishizuki, Siyoh Tomiyama, Teruyuki Noda, and many others.
Here you can listen to his CD of music by Japanese composers.
Daniel Wrote his doctoral dissertation on the subject to complete his degree at Indiana University. A summarized version of this appears in Sound Board Magazine 2005.
Guitar Music by Japanese Composers
Robert Coldwell has a wonderful page with lots of history of the guitar in Japan. Please check out his webpage: http://www.digitalguitararchive.com/