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July 12, 2021 03:17 PM

Japan Musical Instruments Association (JMIA) Special Online Seminar: Takuya Nakata, Chairman and Jyun’ichi Miki, Director Talk on Future of the Industry

JMIA held the 2021 annual meeting online on June 7. It was followed by an online special seminar, “Future of the Music Products Industry” inviting Takuya Nakata, chairman and president of Yamaha Corporation, and Jyun’ichi Miki, director and president of Roland Corporation.  They talked on wide spectrum of topics from the pandemic to future activities of the association. Here are excerpts of the seminar. MC:  Masato Oshiki, manager of general affairs and president of Yamaha Music Japan Co., Ltd. ...

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July 12, 2021 11:09 AM

Yamano Gakki Sets Off Free Instore Music Experience Section

One of the leading music retail chains, Yamano Gakki has launched free music experience section at its outlets. First opened last December at Aeon Shopping mall in Ageo, Saitama-ken, the chain now operates it at 3 mall locations. Individual music experience section shares about 15 square meter space outfitted with a guitar, ukulele, violin, and saxophone offered for free experience as well as a sofa and a low table. Visitors are encouraged to try any instruments provided there which are rental g...

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June 19, 2021 11:04 AM

Masayuki Iishi, Pearl CEO Talks On 75th Anniversary

Pearl Musical Instruments Co., Ltd., percussion and flute specialist manufacturer celebrates 75th anniversary this year. Japan Music Trades interviewed Masayuki Iishi, who assumed the CEO position of the company in this last January. Born in Kyoto in 1971, Iishi joined Pearl in 1995. After served several key positions including president of Pearl Distribution Company in Holland, and director and managing director of Pearl headquarters in Japan, he was appointed to director in 2012, then to manag...

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June 18, 2021 09:51 PM

Aoyama Harp Moved Tokyo Sales Office & Showroom

Aoyama Harp Company moved Tokyo sales office and showroom from Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, to Nibancho, Chiyodaku, and resumed operation on May 6. Japan’s exclusive harp specialist manufacturer based in Fukui-ken, Aoyama Harp has launched the 1st Tokyo sales office and showroom in Shibuya-ku to serve customers in Northern Japan area distributing harps, strings, harp-related accessories and printed music as well as an education center offering harp lesson studios and consumer events. Shin Aoyama, pres...

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June 17, 2021 06:14 PM

Suzuki Melodion Celebrates 60th Birthday

Suzuki Musical Instrument Manufacturing Co., Ltd. just announced Suzuki Melodion(melodica)turns 60. Following the photo contest held last year as part of the 60th anniversary projects, the company opened a special online site recently and launched a new commemorative model on June 6. Manji Suzuki, founder and late president of Suzuki first developed Melodion in 1961 seeking new business opportunities in the educational market. Six years later Japanese government regulated melodica as one of stan...

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