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July 09, 2018 04:41 PM

Music Products Retail Market Survey (Jan. ? June, 2018)

Japan Music Trades carried out an annual music products retail market survey, which focuses on performance of music stores for 6 months ended on June 30. A total of 48 music retailers throughout Japan responded to the survey. Compared with the survey of the same period last year, 54% dealers replied their sales increased over the previous year, 29% reported flat sales and 17% commented sales decrease. The performance was mixed depending on stores and areas, but collectively, they reported busine...

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July 04, 2018 09:55 PM

Europiano Accepts Capital Investment from C.Bechstein

Europiano Co., Ltd., Tokyo, exclusive distributor of Bechstein pianos in Japan, announced that the company would accept capital investment from C. Bechstein, Berlin, becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of C. Bechstein on June 25. Under management of Masato Kato, president and master piano craftsman (German Government-authorized piano making meister), Europiano will expand business to Southeast Asia and Australia to be a central marketing unit of C. Bechstein in the areas. (photo from r. to l., Ma...

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July 02, 2018 05:17 PM

Obitury-Kazuo Kashio

Kazuo Kashio, chairman, CEO of Casio Computer Co., Ltd. passed away on June 18 of aspiration pneumonia at the age of 89. Casio plans a memorial service for him later. Born as the 3rd son of 4 Kashio brothers, Kazuo served as the 3rd president of Casio Computer. The 4 brothers invented 14-A, world’s first compact type electric calculator and launched Casio Computer. In 1972, Kazuo spearheaded development works of Casio Mini personal calculator with which he successfully marketed compact cal...

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June 13, 2018 11:34 AM

Yamaha Expands U.S-based Guitar Business

Yamaha launched Yamaha Guitar Group Inc. in U.S., which is responsible for making marketing plans and implementation of U.S.-based guitar business in April. Co-headed by Marcus Ryle and Shoji Mita, the company recently purchased Ampeg, manufacturer of bass amps and bass effects processors, from Loud Audio LLC as part of expanding marketing strategies of the guitar business. Founded in 1946 as a specialist manufacturer of musical instrument amps, Ampeg introduced numerous innovative and unique pr...

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June 11, 2018 05:24 PM

Obituary

Masaaki Ohmura, founder of Mac Corporation, passed away by illness on June 9. He was 75 year old. Worked for Rokkomann, Inc., for decades, he launched his own business in 1984 mainly exporting guitars, and later distributing imported wind and string instruments largely made in China in the Japanese market. More recently, the company exports attractively-priced J. Michael wind instruments made in China for first time players. In an interview with Japan Music Trades in August, 2008, Ohmura looked ...

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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.

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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.

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