Studied at Diploma Courses of the Toho Gakuen College.
While highly praised as a solo concertmaster of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra since 1990, Yabe has been active in chamber music and as soloist.
He has performed under noted conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Hiroshi Wakasugi, Jean Fournet, James DePreist, Eliahu Inbal, Gary Bertini, and so on.
In 1997, his solo in the theme music of a TV drama, “Aguri” on NHK created a sensation.
Sony Classical and Octavia Records.