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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 back his early years of struggle in 1990s trying to hold a step in China. He sent engineers to Chinese partners, which were government-controlled factories, for providing technical support, but his efforts didn’t pay. After years of tries and errors, local private factories were about to set up in China, and Ohmura successfully partnered with one of those new companies. It became a milestone for the company running business as a wind instruments specialist distributor.
Funeral services will take place on June 12 and 13 in Nagoya. Mac Corporation is now headed by Shujiro Ohmura, second son of Ohmura.