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April 30, 2015 05:51 PM

Yamaha Clavinova CLP-585 Wins Red Dot Product Award

Yamaha Clavinova CLP-585 won Product Design 2015 Award of prestigious German Red Dot Award recently. The Award is given to excellent products, technologies or concepts. This year nearly 5,000 applications were submitted from 56 countries throughout the world. Yamaha music product received the award first time in 1997, and CLP-585 has become the 16th recipient.     CLP-585 which was introduced in May 2014 is a product designed with Yamaha’s 4 principal product manufacturing policies; Loved...

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April 30, 2015 05:43 PM

Yamaha Sells Kagoshima Semiconductor Business

Yamaha completed business transaction agreement with Phenitec Semiconductor Corp., Okayama Pref. on March 27 to sell Yamaha Kagoshima Semiconductor, a subsidiary company.   Founded in 1987, Yamaha Kagoshima Semiconductor had served as a key manufacturing base of Yamaha semiconductor business. In 2012 it turned into an exclusive factory supplying smartphone manufacturers with electronic sensors.   In a move to rebuild the semiconductor business to be more flexible to meet the needs of t...

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April 13, 2015 05:12 PM

2014 Japanese Music Products Sales Increased 9%: Large Part of Sales Done on the Internet

According to the statistics complied by Japan Musical Instrument Manufacturers’ Association, Japan’s 2014 music products sales were 107.6 billion yen, a 9% increase over the previous year. Domestic sales advanced 12% to 57.7 billion yen, while export moderately increased 5% to 49.9 billion yen. The growth rates were the largest in the last 3 years. As listed below, domestic sales rose both in units and value for almost all music products except for mini-size electronic keyboards, flutes, piccolo...

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April 09, 2015 02:48 PM

Kawai and Gakken Team in Teaching Studio Operation

Kawai Musical Insts. Mfg. and Gakken Holdings announced on Feb. 26 that both companies had agreed to cooperate in education business. Under the new scheme, Kawai opens Gakken Educational teaching studios for common subjects at the existing music teaching studios. As the first step, Kawai and Gakken open 4 Gakken studios in Saitama and 1 in Hamamatsu at the Kawai locations in April, and plan to expand the studio network in Tokyo metropolitan area through the summer. By the end of the year, 30 ope...

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April 09, 2015 02:39 PM

Korg Opens 2nd Dance School in Tokyo

The 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 p...

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JAPAN PIANO ATLAS 2013

List of Japanese & imported pianos manufactured through 2000 - 2012. 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.
* 9 brand names, 305 models, serial numbers.
* 184 pages, 210mm x 148mm size.
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JAPAN PIANO ATLAS 2000

List of Japanese & imported pianos manufactured before 1999. 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.
* 60 brand names, 1,400 models, serial numbers.
* 552 pages, 210mm x 148mm size.
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