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December 20, 2020 02:31 PM

Suzuki Completes New Headquarters

Hamamatsu-based Suzuki Musical Instrument Manufacturing Co., Ltd. started operation at its new headquarters bldg. on October 19. The 4-story building has enabled the company to consolidate every division from manufacturing to R & D, engineering, sales, administration and import and export businesses under one roof.   On the first floor, it has a spacious section showcasing well-known products of Suzuki where visitors can watch video introducing business concept of the founder, late Man...

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December 20, 2020 02:25 PM

Obituary Sanjiro Kawamorita(1924 – 2020)

Sanjiro Kawamorita, former vice chairman of Kawai Musical Instruments Mfg., Co., Ltd. passed away on September 18 at the age of 96. Joined Kawai of its Shimada factory in 1947, he was promoted to manager of Products Dept. in 1967. After having experienced several key posts he took responsibility as board of directors vice chairman in 1987. While serving upper level board at several Kawai subsidiaries, he contributed to the music products industry as vice chairman of Shizuoka Musical Instruments ...

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December 17, 2020 11:49 PM

2019 JMIA Music Products Industry Manufacturers Survey

Japan Musical Instruments Association recently completed the Music Products Industry Manufacturers Survey conducted by Tomoaki Tanaka, associate professor of Tokyo Keizai University and his group. They sent a questionnaire to 81 companies in the industry, and 56 responded. The Retailers Survey will be available early spring. The pandemic struck every segment of the industry from manufacturing, to distribution after the last spring. Under the chaotic environments, it took extra time and labor for...

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November 19, 2020 09:17 AM

Yamaha Ginza Store Renews 1st and 2nd Floors

Yamaha resumed operation of the 1st and 2nd floors of Yamaha Ginza Store, Tokyo, redesigned as Brand Experience Floors on October 23. Entering the 1st floor, visitor is greeted with a 25-face large display screen and a ‘keys between table’ digital piano built in a table. Movie contents carrying Yamaha’s brand concept ‘Make Waves’ and images connected keys between table displayed on the screen are visible by passersby through the window. (photo right: ‘keys between table’ digital pian...

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November 14, 2020 11:13 AM

Jeugia Kyoto Sanjyo Flagship Store Refurbished

Kyoto-based Jeugia completed renewal works of Sanjyo flagship store on October 1. Adding new Piano Salon, consolidated music software division and an expanded repair section for woodwind and stringed instruments (photo bottom right), the company expects to enhance advantages of the flagship store, being a center of local music culture. Also it is expected to serve both music makers and amateur music fans offering them opportunities to learn music playing, a performance stage and fun experience. ...

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