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November 18, 2018 10:06 PM

Record Attendance for 2018 Musical Instruments Fair Japan

Musical Instruments Fair Japan, which celebrated 50 years history took place for 3 days from October 19 (Fri.) through 21 (Sun.) at Tokyo Big Sight, and closed with a great success marking the largest ever 50,000 plus visitors. Under the banner of “Play, Blow, Hit! Let’s Enjoy Music!!” the event provided general public with a host of enhanced hands-on programs for first time music players as well as demos, demos of exciting new products and a mega shopping mall where the visito...

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November 16, 2018 10:38 PM

More Business-oriented 2018 Musical Instruments Fair Japan

In the 19th afternoon during the 2018 Musical Instruments Fair Japan, Japan Musical Instruments Association hosted 3 business seminars for the industry members:   1. U.S. Music Products Retail Market Presentation by Mr. Joe Lamond, NAMM president 2. Competitive Strategy as a Narrative Story seminar by Ken Kusunoki, business scholor, professor of Hitotsubashi University Graduate School. 3. Panel discussion: Future Style of Music Retailers: Toshiaki Hirose, president of Shimamura Music Co., L...

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November 14, 2018 02:39 PM

Kawai Unveils 100 Million Yen Crystal Clear Grand Piano

Kawai staged a press conference on October 19 at Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi, to announce CR-1M crystal clear grand piano built in commemoration of the company’s 90th anniversary. As a limited production model, 5 units are exclusively built and distributed at 100 million yen retail excluding consumption tax. Crystal clear piano cabinet isn’t new to Kawai. Actually the company started development of a piano in transparent case using acrylic material in 1971. A prototype completed in 1973,...

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October 18, 2018 11:53 AM

Industry Close-up: Korg EK-50 Entertainer Keyboard

Korg has recently introduced EK-50 Entertainer Keyboard with built-in automatic backing capability, a refined model of Pa series keyboards, which provides inexperienced players with rich musical expression producing bass chords by one single left hand finger. Satisfying the needs of mobile musicians, the Pa series has already established itself in European markets. Toshiya Nishida, Product Planning Dept. of Korg says, “Pa series deserves the name of Professional Arranger Keyboard. ThatR...

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October 10, 2018 02:19 PM

Korg Publishes A Book Describing 55 Years History

Korg recently published a book titled, “55 Years of History-NEW, MUSIC, ALWAYS, We Have Come Along With”. The 380-page grand publication contains impressive episodes of legendary Tsutomu Kato, founder of Korg, who passed away in 2011, flashback of early days, encounters with name collaborated musicians and engineers, advent and development of digital technology and competitive climate with the industry giants. It will be appreciated by wider walks of people in the industry ranging fr...

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