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August 09, 2019 11:19 AM

An Interview With Music Retailers:Healthy Ukulele Market

“Ukulele market is healthy and stable today with main customer group of over 30 years old. They come to us looking for our original and exclusive brands including Leilani which Shinji Takahashi, master builder of Seiren Ukuleles builds, G-string and handmade models made by Japanese builders. “Business is good at all price points from ¥10,000 entry level to expensive high-end level. Some customers often pick up ukuleles priced around ¥800,000 as they are inspired by culture and enviro...

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August 07, 2019 09:52 AM

Kawai Displays SK Grand Piano At Hamamatsu Bullet Train Station

An SK-5 Shigeru Kawai Grand piano has been shown for passers-by at Shinkansen (bullet train) Hamamatsu station in the similar setting of concert hall. The visitors can enjoy authentic concert hall experience, and take photos sitting at the piano. Kawai celebrates 20th anniversary this year after the company first launched SK-5. Hamamatsu station set up one individual large and small exhibit spaces inside the ticket gate and concourse in 1979, and offers them local industries today. Three compani...

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August 07, 2019 09:48 AM

Roland Participates In Special Event Program in Hamamatsu

Roland takes part in a special event with 6 different themes of Nature, Sound, Light, Power, Universe and New Technology organized by Hamamatsu Science Museum. Named “The World of Digital Musical Instruments,” the company provides the visitors with multiple musical experiences including characteristic music performance with digital piano, digital drum and voice transformer, and a synchronized music of piano, drum and vocal, and image with help of MIDI technology. ...

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July 11, 2019 04:51 PM

Japan’s 2019 First 6-month Term Retail Music Market Survey

Japan Music Trades conducted 2019 first 6-month term retail music market survey sending a questionnaire to 47 music stores throughout Japan in hopes of finding recent climate and trend of retail music business in Japan. Q1. How was the business in comparison with the same term last year? 19 music stores (40%) replied better and 13 stores (28%) reported no change. 15 stores (32%) commented it went down. Number of stores which reported better business went down to 40% from 54% in the same term las...

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July 11, 2019 04:50 PM

21st International Piano Builders and Technicians Meeting in Hamamatsu

International Association of Piano Builders and Technicians(IAPBT)and Japan Piano Technicians Association (JPTA) hosted once every two years meeting of the associations on May 25 and 26 in Hamamatsu. Dubbed ‘Piano, Piano, Piano’, the event drew more than expected 852 members working in global piano societies including 114 from overseas and students studying piano building and technology in Japan. While IAPBT meeting provides attendants with opportunities to share information and comm...

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