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November 02, 2015 05:53 PM

Yamano Music Opens Japan’s First Taylor Room

Yamano Music opened Taylor Room, the first Taylor Showroom in Japan, at 4th floor of Rock-In Shinjuku A Building store on October 17.   It has complete lines of Taylor acoustic guitars with every body shape and tone wood as well as electric guitars and T5 hybrid model, nearly 100 units in total, to make it one of the largest Taylor showcase in Japan.   Yamano Music has carefully designed the showroom in cooperation with Taylor so that the visitors can easily find favorite body shape by...

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November 02, 2015 05:50 PM

Shimamura Strings Opened in Akihabara

Shimamura Music opened Shimamura Strings Akihabara, a string instruments specialist shop, music teaching studios and a laboratory at a building in 4-minutes walk from JR Yamanote Line Akihabara station, Tokyo, on October 3. On the second floor are a shop and music teaching studios where masterpieces of string instruments purchased in Europe by the Shimamura’s German meister-qualified buyer as well as good selection of string instruments imported and made in Japan, accessories and printed music...

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October 29, 2015 11:28 AM

Joe Lamond, President/CEO, and Jim Funada, NAMM, Visit Japan Music Trades

On the way back from Shanghai (Music China), Joe Lamond, president/CEO and Jim Funada, NAMM, paid a visit to Japan Music Trades on October 21 and met the editorial staff of Japan Music Trades. Explaining about the ultimate role of NAMM, which is to promote music making on world level, Lamond said that he and NAMM would like to meet as many Japanese medium- and small-size music retailers as possible taking opportunities to find what they need to explore their businesses, and urge them to visit N...

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September 28, 2015 05:17 PM

Yoshinori Kimbara

Yoshinori Kimbara, former director of Yamaha Corporation, passed away on September 3 at the ag of 92. Joined Yamaha (Nippon Gakki Seizo at the time) in 1947, Kimbara was one of the masterminds to initiate first music teaching lesson program by the company, which eventually led to Yamaha Music Teaching School. He also spearheaded launch of Yamaha Music Foundation through extensive communication with the government authorities, and served as the first president of the organization. Even after reti...

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September 10, 2015 06:29 PM

Casio Unveils Top Model of Celviano

Casio staged a press conference on September 9 at Zojoji Temple, Minato-ku, Tokyo to announce CELVIANO Grand Hybrid pianos. It’s a fruit of collaboration between Casio and C. Bechstein, Berlin-based piano manufacturer, featuring Casio’s new AiR Grand sound generators which elaborately reproduces legendary piano sounds of C. Bechstein, and keyboard action co-developed by the two companies. Having 160 years history and tradition of piano manufacturing, C. Bechstein piano is regarded as one of the ...

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