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June 01, 2015 05:37 PM

190 Years in Music Retail Business: 3,000 Visitors Lush to Miki Gakki Music Expo

Marking a historical milestone, Osaka-based Miki Gakki held ‘Miki Gakki Music Expo in Celebration of 190 years Anniversary’ on May 2 and 3 at My Dome Osaka.   In addition to all departments from Store Sales to General Affairs & Accounting, 65 suppliers including independent makers helped support the event setting up booths to show almost all kinds of musical instruments and printed music and books.   Visitors were encouraged to experience free music lessons at the Miki Music Salon ...

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June 01, 2015 03:39 PM

K. Yairi Stages a Festival on its 80th Anniversary

K. Yairi Guitar Co., Ltd. staged 80th Anniversary Festival in celebration of its 80 years in business at Culture & Development Center, Kani-shi, Gifu Pref. on April 25 and 26 inviting K. Yairi artists and general guitar enthusiasts   A special exhibit included a historical collection of K. Yairi guitars, 80th anniversary models, brochure, sound hole labels, messages from musicians, old photos and memorabilia of late Kazuo Yairi, founder of the company.   It also offered workshops,...

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June 01, 2015 10:55 AM

Yamaha Consolidates Music Teaching Studio Operations

Yamaha Music Japan (YMJ) transfers its music teaching operation to Yamaha Music Foundation on April 30. So far Yamaha music teaching studios have been operated separately by the two companies. Yamaha Music Foundation has managed music education business itself, while Yamaha Music Japan has run its studios set up at local Yamaha dealers throughout Japan. Both companies agreed to terminate part of the agreement by the end of June, and after July 1, Yamaha Music Foundation will control all music te...

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June 01, 2015 10:34 AM

Casio Appoints Kazuhiro Kashio to President

Casio Computer announced on May 12 that Kazuhiro Kashio was appointed to president. Kazuo Kashio, current president and father of Kazuhiro would assume the position of chairman, effective on June 26 after the annual stockholders meeting. Kazuo Kashio commented, “I served as the president for 26 years since 1988. Having closed the latest term with more than 15% increase of profit, we expect 500 billion yen sales and 75 billion yen profit in 2016. I thought it’s a good timing that we w...

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