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July 13, 2017 05:08 PM

Tadamichi Fukuda (1943-2017)

Founder and chairman of Global Corporation, one of the leading distributors of wind instruments and accessories in Japan, passed away after a long illness on July 8 at the age of 74.

Fukuda launched Global in 1975 representing such top brands as Miyazawa (flutes), Holton, Martin, Vito, H. Selmer, Vincent Bach, King and Conn brass and woodwind instruments. Today its business has expanded to Global cases and accessories for wind instrument, Galax reed cases and accessories and XO trumpets, cornets, flugelhorns and trumpets.
Shinichi Fukuda, son of Tadamichi now serves as president of the company.

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