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January 19, 2021 03:18 PM

Roland Relists Shares At Tokyo Stock Exchange -An Interview with Jyunichi Miki, president-

Roland Corporation relisted shares at 1st section of Tokyo Stock Exchange on December 16. Jyunichi Miki, president of Roland talked about the story of relisting and the goals of Roland in the coming years and future. Back in 2008 Roland had struggled with slowdown of business after the financial crisis. As part of efforts to enhance organizational effectiveness, the company chose to operate as a private entity in MBO partnered with Taiyo Pacific Partners in 2014. Since then, under the leadership...

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January 08, 2021 02:37 PM

Obituary Mototsugu Shimamura (1933 – 2020)

Founder and chairman/CEO of Shimamura Music, Mototsugu Shimamura passed away on Dec. 26. He was 87 years old. Founded in 1962 by Mototsugu Shimamura, Shimamura Music has grown to one of the leading music retailers in the world market with total sales of 38.6 billion yen today with 175 music stores and music teaching studios throughout Japan and 5 locations in China. Shimamura Music remained as one of local music chains in limited areas of Tokyo and Chiba Pref. until ‘90s, but it rapidly grew to ...

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December 21, 2020 11:19 AM

Yamaha Launches New Digital Saxophone

Yamaha started distribution of YDS-150 digital saxophone developed to provide first time and entry level players with pleasure of music making on November 20. Prior to the distribution it was presented on the online press conference. Atsuki Goto, manager of Wind/String/Percussion Instruments Sales Division of Yamaha Music Japan commented, “Saxophone is said to have tonal character close to human voice with unlimited tonal colors and expression capability. YDS-150, a fusion of acoustic and digita...

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December 20, 2020 06:07 PM

Korg Opens Experience Lounge

Korg Experience Lounge Shibuya showroom invites visitors to experience all types of Korg digital instruments including latest models. Launched on November 14 at Sakuragaoka, Shibuya-ku, it also has Guitar Owner’s Salon Shibuya outfitted with two separate rooms for sound check in the same premise where Vox and Musicman electric guitars and basses as well as Blackstar, Kemper, Aguillar and other amps and effects are showcased. Takasumi Tanaka of Sales Planning CDM Dept. says, “We expect the showro...

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December 20, 2020 03:08 PM

Shinshu(Nagano)Guitar Festival

More than 48% of guitars produced in Japan come from Nagano. For more than half century the guitars born in Nagano have been highly appreciated both in Japanese and overseas music scene. In recent years, the center of guitar manufacturing in Nagano has been consolidated in Chushin area, and the high-end guitars built by acclaimed luthiers and master craftsmen are gaining global popularity. First staged in 2019, Shinshu Guitar Festival, an exclusive exhibition of electric guitars and basses took ...

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