Richard Barbieri is a British musician. Barbieri made his debut in the music world in 1976 with the group Japan. Japan was initially not received positively, but over the years the appreciation increased, culminating in the last album they released, Tin Drum. Born: November 30, 1957, London, United Kingdom. Genres: Progressive rock, Postpunk, Artrock, Synthpop, New wave, Alternative rock.