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August 19, 2020 08:27 PM

Yanagisawa Adopts MAPKA, Environment-friendly New Material for Ligature Caps

Concerns for better environment for the earth are increasing worldwide, retail stores, convenience stores and supermarkets in Japan stopped providing shoppers with free plastic bags on July 1. It is part of all-industry consolidated activities to reduce plastic waste in seashores. Yanagisawa Wind Instrument Inc., a Tokyo-based saxophone specialist maker, selected MAPKA, new material for its ligature caps in replace of plastics. Developed by Eco Research Institute Ltd., MAPKA is an eco-biotic pla...

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July 13, 2020 11:10 AM

2020 Tokyo Music Fair Cancelled

Japan Musical Instruments Association announced cancellation of 2020 Musical Instruments Fair Japan (Tokyo Music Fair) scheduled from October 2 through 4 due to COVID-19 pandemic. The event is held biennial, and the association has not yet revealed plans for the next fair. ...

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June 18, 2020 06:17 PM

13 Music Products Industry Leaders Talk About How to Survive the Difficult Time

Much has been talked about the impact of CORVID-19. Since the declaration of a state of emergency over the virus in Japan on April 7, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers struggled to minimize the impact while temporarily closing store fronts, reducing work hours and employing remote working. Japanese government lifted the statement of emergency by May 25, but the virus has changed our traditional lifestyle and behavior in society completely. Music activities from live concerts to band and e...

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June 11, 2020 04:47 PM

How Do We Re-build Business After CORVID-19 Pandemic? – Piano Teachers Find Advantages in Online Lesson

As the coronavirus continues to spread and affect our life and business, music teachers have been hard hit by lockdown being unable to provide students with lessons at their studios. The Piano Teachers’ National Association of Japan (PTNA) with 17,000 registered members throughout Japan carried out a survey at the end of February sending 2,000 members a question sheet to know how the piano teachers are coping with the present difficulties. A total of 340 music teachers responded. Upon consent f...

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May 14, 2020 03:01 PM

An Immediate Survey- How Deep Has The Industry Been Affected by CORVID-19?

Japan declared a state of emergency over coronavirus on April 7th to Tokyo, Osaka and 5 other large cities. On 16th, it expanded to include entire areas throughout Japan. According to the request from the Government, most music stores temporarily closed operation or continued to run cutting business hours. In-store music lesson programs were cancelled until May 6 (extended to the middle of May). All businesses in the industry are coping with the situation by remote-working, work shifts and stagg...

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