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February 09, 2020 05:07 PM

2019 Music Products Retail Market Survey

It seems that the largest concerns for retailers in Japan in 2019 were hike of consumption tax, which is complicated with different rates applied depending on conditions and commodities, and up to 5% pay back system of consumption tax on purchases under the Government-funded cashless payment promotional program. It’s understandable that considerable number of retailers got discomposed to handle these issues. The consumption tax hike was much smaller and less influential compared to the last time...

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February 05, 2020 04:29 PM

Japan-U.S. Trade Agreement Enforced

Japan and U.S reached agreement on trade and digital trade October 7 in White House, Washington D.C, and it took effect Jan. 1 this year. U.S import tax on Japanese origin upright pianos, grand pianos, brass and woodwind instruments, large keyboard instruments, accordions, electronic keyboards, other electronic musical instruments, parts & accessories is now reduced. Bowed instruments including violins, guitars and percussion instruments are excluded from the agreement. Tokyo Musical Instrum...

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February 05, 2020 04:25 PM

Yamaha Refurbishes Flagship Retail Store in Ginza

Yamaha Music Retailing, recently announced a plan to refurbish limited floors of its main store building in Ginza, Tokyo. The ground floor and 1st and 2nd basement floors will be tentatively closed from March 2 to July. After March 2, sales space for guitars, drums and digital musical instruments on the 1st basement will move to 4th floor. Digital piano and Electones on the 1st floor will be relocated on 5th floor, and CDs, DVDs, printed music and music books on the ground floor will be found on...

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January 16, 2020 06:03 PM

Electronic Musical Instruments Exhibition: 100 Years History

Termen, which is recognized as the first electronic musical instrument was invented by Dr. Lev Termen, Russia in 1920. In the ensuing 100 years, electronic musical instrument has dramatically progressed scientifically and artistically. National Science Museum in Tokyo and Kakehashi Foundation co-staged a special exhibition putting the 100 years history of electronic musical instrument into spotlight from Dec. 3 through 15 in support of Music Dept., Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music, Takara...

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January 16, 2020 05:40 PM

1st Tokyo Effects Pedal Summit

Presented to transmit information and promote communication among effects pedal manufacturers, boutique builders and media, 36 exhibitors took part in the first Tokyo Effects Pedal Summit to introduce 100 brands pedal effects on November 23 and 24 at ESP Entertainment Tokyo. Total attendance was 1,100 for the two days. Along with broad selection of new and best seller effects pedals on display, the visitors were invited to educational and talk sessions including “Early Days of Effect Pedals: Whe...

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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.

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

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