JMT Web News

October 07, 2020 10:58 AM

Hideo Nonaka (1920-2020)

Hideo Nonaka, founder, and chairman of Yokohama-based wholesaler Nonaka Boeki passed away on September 16, right a day after celebration of his 100th birthday. Memorial reception took place on 22nd inviting industry leaders and musicians. The funeral mass was held on 23rd at Yamate Catholic Church, Yokohama in conformity with his wishes.

He succeeded Nonaka Gakkiten, musical instrument importer founded by father in 1918, and in 1953 launched Nonaka Boeki. Since the first overseas business trip flew from Haneda then U.S.-controlled air base in 1957, he has travelled around the world seeking business opportunities concluding exclusive distributor agreement with Vandoren, Selmer, Vincent Bach and other world-class brands of wind and percussion instruments, and accessories to introduce them in the Japanese music scenes. Today, Nonaka Boeki represents more than 50 renowned manufacturers throughout the world in the Japanese market.

He also contributed to expand Nonaka’s business adding Nonaka Inc., wholesaler and Nonaka Music House which serves as a showroom of Nonaka Boeki.

In recognition of his decades of commitment in promotion of symphonic bands and classical music, he received Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon from the Government in 1981. Accolades he won includes Blue Chip Company Award given from National Tax Agency in 1982 and The Ministry of Trade and Industry Award as a best contributed company through import business in 1991. In 1995, he was granted Chevalier de L’Ordre National du Merit(France).

Nonaka stepped down to chairman of the company in 1995, and son Hideki took over the business.

JMT Subscription/AD Rates

JAPAN MUSIC TRADES

Japan's exclusive music products trade magazine.

* Sales, production statistics of music products in Japan appear in September issue of JMT every year (import/export statistics is in April issue).
* Aside from annual subscription, we offer one single copy at ¥1,500 plus handling charges and postages upon request.

JAPAN PIANO ATLAS 2017

List of Japanese & imported pianos manufactured from 1946 to 2017. A full list of Japanese pianos with serial numbers, specifications, finishes, photos. A list of imported pianos with brand names, model numbers, finishes, and retail prices. A must for used piano dealers.

* 63 brand names, 1,600 models, serial numbers.
* 630 pages, 210mm x 148mm size.
* ¥4,500
(not including postages and handling charges.)

* Japan Piano Atlas 2008 and 2013 editions now come in one single publication and updated. The 2008 and 2013 editions are out of print.

Piano Nomenclatur (Far East version)

Piano vocabulary listing the parts of the piano, the name of the part, the adjustment criteria of the action etc. in four languages.

* Far East version of Piano Nomenclature originally written by Nikolaus Schimmel /H. K. Herzog
* English GB/USA, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Taipei
* 64 pages, 208mm x 220mm size.
* ¥3,000
(not including postages and handling charges.)

JAPAN MUSIC TRADES

ページの先頭へ