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April 09, 2015 02:39 PM

Korg Opens 2nd Dance School in Tokyo

Korg-Topfield-exteriorThe 2nd Korg Topfield Dance Center opened on 1st and 4th floors of Korg Sakura-jyosui Building newly completed at Suginami-ku, Tokyo. Korg Tokyo Sales Office and KID Division moved in on the 3rd floor from Korg headquarters in Inagi.


Sakura-jyosui is the place where Korg first launched business in 1963 as Keio Giken Laboratory. There was a former Korg head office near by the new building.


Korg’s first Topfield Dance Center opened at its Shibuya G-Rocks Studio inviting TAKAHIRO as producer. It provides students from entry level to professionals to be with great selection of lesson programs and studio environment based on TAKAHIRO’s extended dance carrier in New York.



The dance floor on the 4th level has an impressive 5-meter span wall equipped with professional class sound system, custom-size mirrors at front and back, luxurious club-style lighting system, an overhead projector to show lessons on the dance floor, shock-absorbing floor and floor heating system, which were all arranged to meet the requests from TAKAHIRO.(photo below left)

At the open house held on March 20, TAKAHIRO thanked Korg for every support provided by the company.


DancingTakahiroSeiki Kato, president of Korg, said, “Music is evidently associated with dance, the more than we conceive. Ukulele is a vital component of Hula, and country dance can’t exist without band music. Elementary school children and junior high school students are more familiar with dance than before in Japan as they experience dance lesson at school. I know some students at the Shibuya Center are wannabe professional dancers. During the last 2 years we have learned a lot about dance and music. We are expecting very much in the future of this business.”


The Korg Tokyo Sales Office and KID Division started operation on February 16. Motoki Tago, manager said, “Moving into this new building, we have better access to the retail partners in Tokyo area, and are looking forward to providing them with more efficient services they really need.” (photo left: Korg’s Step Master app. for iPhone allows the user to check dance works in graphical motion picture.)

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