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Obituary: Yukio Sakurai （1939 – 2023）
Yukio Sakurai, former president of Japan Music Trades passed away on May 2nd at the age of 83.
Sakurai was nephew of Rikuro Hiyama, founder of Japan Music Trades, and joined the publishing house at the very beginning as a staff photographer and sales staff. He assumed the presidential position from Hiyama in 1990. During his 20 years tenure at Japan Music Trades, he took leadership at the publisher, and contributed to the growth of the music products industry.
A good-natured man, he was much loved for his friendly personality by both young and veteran industry people.