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October 10, 2018 02:19 PM

Korg Publishes A Book Describing 55 Years History

Korg recently published a book titled, “55 Years of History-NEW, MUSIC, ALWAYS, We Have Come Along With”. The 380-page grand publication contains impressive episodes of legendary Tsutomu Kato, founder of Korg, who passed away in 2011, flashback of early days, encounters with name collaborated musicians and engineers, advent and development of digital technology and competitive climate with the industry giants. It will be appreciated by wider walks of people in the industry ranging fr...

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October 04, 2018 04:15 PM

2018 Musical Instruments Fair Japan, Oct. 19 (Fri.) ? 21 (Sun.) At Tokyo Big Sight

A total of 111 companies and 9 groups take part in the coming 2018 Musical Instruments Fair Japan to be staged at Tokyo Big Sight. First staged in 1968, this session celebrates 50th anniversary. Originated and still organized as a public show for general music players and enthusiasts, it has largely targeted to increase music makers of all age groups offering a host of musical entertainment programs including concerts, demos, hands-on sessions and programs to invite non-music makers to experienc...

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September 12, 2018 03:36 PM

2017 Japan Musical Instruments Industry Surveys Summary

Japan Musical Instruments Association conducted the first ever industry surveys in 2016, sending a separate questionnaire to manufacturer and retailer members. The reports appeared in July, 2017 and April, 2018 issues of Japan Music Trades, respectively. The association conducted the 2nd  surveys recently, sending a questionnaire to 73 manufacturers, of which 44 responded, and to 384 music retailers, of which 80 replied. Here is the summary. 2017 Manufacturers Survey Summary Wind Instruments Pro...

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August 06, 2018 01:20 PM

Sankyo Flute Marks 50th Anniversary

Sankyo Flute Seisakusho hosted 50th Anniversary Reception on July 6 at Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo, inviting more than 100 industry guests and endorsing flutists. The company name stands on the 3 engineer co-founders; late Kikuo Hisakura, Hideo Takei, now chairman, and late Taichi Ohki.     Yutaka Hisakura, president and son of Kikuo said, “Sankyo has designed and developed a host of models in the past 50 years using the best conceivable materials for the highest quality sound. My father ...

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August 02, 2018 04:20 PM

Yamaha’s 2nd Quarter Ordinary Income Increases 21%

According to Yamaha Business Report announced on August 1, second quarter ended at the end of June closed with 13.5 billion yen ordinary income, which is a 21% increase over the same period of the last year. Yamaha spokesperson commented that sales of the music products including pianos and guitars had been very well in China and North America. Increasing brand awareness allowed the company to mark up part of its product lines. Sales for the quarter went up 4% to 105.1 billion yen. The good resu...

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