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May 14, 2020 03:01 PM

An Immediate Survey- How Deep Has The Industry Been Affected by CORVID-19?

Japan declared a state of emergency over coronavirus on April 7th to Tokyo, Osaka and 5 other large cities. On 16th, it expanded to include entire areas throughout Japan. According to the request from the Government, most music stores temporarily closed operation or continued to run cutting business hours. In-store music lesson programs were cancelled until May 6 (extended to the middle of May). All businesses in the industry are coping with the situation by remote-working, work shifts and stagg...

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April 12, 2020 02:31 PM

2019 Japan Musical Instruments Export and Import

Export growth of pianos and acoustic guitars The statistics compiled by The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry show that total shipment of acoustic pianos surpassed 40,000 units for the first time in the last 5 years. It gained 4% growth in value over the previous year. Healthy performance of piano industry last year is verified by the statistics of Shizuoka Musical Instruments Manufacturers’ Association with increases of grand and upright pianos in production and export as well. While dome...

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April 08, 2020 09:02 PM

Industry Manufacturers and Distributors Meet To Know New Japan-U.S. Trade Agreement Import Tax

Tokyo Musical Instruments Association held a meeting on February 25 to acquire latest information on new import tax of Japan-U.S. Trade Agreement at a meeting room of Gakki Kaikan (Japan’s music products industry members headquarters), Tokyo. A total of 36 members took part from Tokyo Musical Instruments Manufacturers’ Association and Eastern Japan Musical Instruments Distributors Association. Ms. Kazuyo Aoki, an expert of Economic Partnership Division, The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industr...

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April 07, 2020 05:15 PM

Yamaha and Kawai Support Children Staying Home Because of the Epidemic

Yamaha now offers Smart Education System, a digital music teaching material of soprano recorder lesson for elementary school children, and alto recorder lesson for junior high school students free of charge in support of children staying home due to temporary shut-down of public schools. (photo right top) They are designed to support learning to play soprano and alto recorders with rich instruction videos combined with effective practice function. Children and students can access to Yamaha websi...

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April 07, 2020 05:11 PM

Yamano Music Leases 3 Sales Floors to KDDI

Yamano Music recently announced that the company had reached an agreement with KDDI to lease basement, first and second floors of its main store in Ginza Tokyo. The 7-story building had mainly CDs on the 1st floor, but the company moved them to upper floors in the summer of 2019 as CD market has been stagnant for long. KDDI plans to open Ginza 456 concept store this summer using the 3 floors. Yamano Music expects the lease will contribute to increase not only store traffic but also generate syne...

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JAPAN MUSIC TRADES

Japan's exclusive music products trade magazine.

* Sales, production statistics of music products in Japan appear in September issue of JMT every year (import/export statistics is in April issue).
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JAPAN PIANO ATLAS 2017

List of Japanese & imported pianos manufactured from 1946 to 2017. A full list of Japanese pianos with serial numbers, specifications, finishes, photos. A list of imported pianos with brand names, model numbers, finishes, and retail prices. A must for used piano dealers.

* 63 brand names, 1,600 models, serial numbers.
* 630 pages, 210mm x 148mm size.
* ¥4,500
(not including postages and handling charges.)

* Japan Piano Atlas 2008 and 2013 editions now come in one single publication and updated. The 2008 and 2013 editions are out of print.

Piano Nomenclatur (Far East version)

Piano vocabulary listing the parts of the piano, the name of the part, the adjustment criteria of the action etc. in four languages.

* Far East version of Piano Nomenclature originally written by Nikolaus Schimmel /H. K. Herzog
* English GB/USA, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Taipei
* 64 pages, 208mm x 220mm size.
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