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December 15, 2016 05:49 PM

Kawai Piano Tuners’ Seminar at Music China 2016

Kawai Musical Instrument China hosted a piano tuners’ seminar on October 27th at Music China Shanghai 2016.  This seminar was planned for students who are studying piano tuning, piano/music teachers, piano tuners, etc., to provide professional techniques and necessary information. Mr. Jun Komiyama, an MPA/Master Piano Artisan concert tuner, gave a lecture about the basic characteristics one needs to be an international-level piano tuner, and shared experiences from his piano tuning work at inter...

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December 13, 2016 02:03 PM

Asian Beat 2016 Hosted by Yamaha Corporation

Asian Beat is one of the biggest amateur band contests held throughout regions in Asia. The final band battle to determine the No. 1 group in Asia was held November 5, the second day of 2016 Musical Instrument Fair Japan.  This event, which marked its nineteenth anniversary, aims to cultivate the market’s music scene, and bands gathered mainly from all over Asia, hosted by Yamaha. The guest judge was Nathan East. This year, eight bands proceeded to the Grand Final at the Musical Instrument Fair ...

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December 12, 2016 02:07 PM

String Musical Instrument Fair 2016

This is the fifty-ninth anniversary of the fair, which was first organized in 1957. It was held for three days from November 4th through 6th, 2016, at the Science Hall in the garden of the Imperial Palace, sponsored by the Japan String Instrument Manufacturers Association. Total booths numbered 108, comprising 32 violin makers, 2 bow makers, 20 foreign violin firms, 22 guitar makers, 3 guitar manufacturers, 2 lute makers, etc. More than 3,000 violinists, string instrument players, music aficiona...

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December 09, 2016 12:48 PM

Seminar of NAMM’s vision by Mr. Joe Lamond

On November 4, 2016, the first day of the Musical Instrument Fair Japan, Mr. Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM, held a seminar entitled “NAMM’s Vision, Mission, and Objectives” for approximately one hundred prominent figures from the participating Japanese musical instrument industry.  This seminar was sponsored by the Japan Musical Instrument Association and co-sponsored by Japan Music Trades.  He lectured on NAMM’s history, organization, music education, market cultivation, lobbying activi...

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December 09, 2016 12:44 PM

2016 Musical Instrument Fair Japan

Wonderful Experience of Music and Musical Instruments This is the second time the Musical Instrument Fair Japan has been held since moving to Tokyo Big Site, where it occupied West Hall 1 and 2, as well as the Conference Tower, in Ariake, Chiyoda, for three days from November 4th through 6th, 2016.  It was hosted by the Japan Musical Instrument Fair Association, and co-sponsored by the Ministry of International Trade, Chiyoda Ward, and the government of Tokyo.  The total booth number was over 20...

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