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February 13, 2019 02:00 PM

2018 Japanese Music Products Retail Market Survey

Not a few economists have revealed negative views for Japan’s general economy in 2019. Japanese economy has grown from December 2012 to present, the longest 6 years and 2 months beating the previous record after the World War II from Feb. 2002 to February 2008. Despite the positive forecast of the Government that the trend will continue through to 2019, it’s not fully felt by ordinary citizens. The world economy may be affected by the ongoing trade conflicts between U.S. and China, a...

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January 25, 2019 05:16 PM

14 Music Retailers Forecast 2019

Japan Music Trades interviewed 14 leading music retailers in Tokyo and Osaka area to ask what they foresee 2019 market and business. 6 retailers replied they expect much in the 2019 market, 7 retailers remarked business would remain unchanged. While, only one retailer expressed negative view that they would anticipate stagnant sales. Here are their comments. “Sales of our main lines including large keyboard instruments and wind instruments were flat in 2018. I anticipate consumption tax hi...

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December 12, 2018 03:50 PM

3rd Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition

Kawai stages 3rd Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition summer 2019. Initiated in 2016 to inspire young talents, help them pursue their musical career, and for promotion of international friendship, the 2nd session drew 239 entries from 17 countries in 2017. Participants must submit application by January 31 (Thur.) to Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition Committee Office (Tel: 81-03-3407-1738) Participants are required to be born between April 2, 1992 and April 1, 2002. Prelimin...

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December 07, 2018 10:00 AM

Industry Close-up-Suzuki SHINOBIX Harmonica with Silencer

Harmonica is a popular and attractive instrument easy to play among wider walks of people. But its comparatively loud sound often becomes a burden when players practice. New Suzuki SHINOBIX 10-hole harmonica with a silencer is expected to solve the sound control problem. SHINOBIX reduces sound pressure of harmonica to 1 fifth of regular level, allowing players enjoy harmonica performance regardless of place and time. The world’s first mass-produced harmonica with a silencer is attracting i...

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December 06, 2018 07:42 PM

Yamaha Venova Wins 2018 Asia Design Award

Asia Design Award 2018 chose Yamaha’s casual style wind instrument, Venova, as Grand Award with Special Mention. Organized by Hong Kong Design Center, Asia Design Award was inaugurated in 2003 in Hong Kong to celebrate excellent designs and their designers representing and influencing Asian life style. Awards are chosen from 26 individual categories, and Venova received Excellent Award in nomination for Grand Award. Venova won 2018 Design Award as the second honor following the Good Design...

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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
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* 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
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