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October 10, 2020 03:29 PM

Most Wind Instruments Proved Safe In Concert Amid Pandemic

After experts in Berlin indicated appropriate social distance in classical music concert as 1.5 meters space between individual stringed instrument players, and 2 meters space between individual wind instrument players last May, classical music concert was only held in Japan under strict control of the guidance until September. Japanese Government recently lifted the restriction, and classical music concert is now held under the equivalent conditions to the days before the coronavirus started to...

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October 10, 2020 03:29 PM

2020 Musical Instruments Fair Japan Online Planned in December

Japan Musical Instruments Association plans a consumer music event, 2020 Musical Instruments Fair Japan Online from December 11 through 13. Organized as a special program substituting to 2020 Musical Instruments Fair Japan slated in October, it collaborates with BARKS, a leading music information website in Japan. Under the banner of ‘Why Not Making Music Now? Music Never Stops’, it provides experienced and first-time music makers with a host of entertainment contents only enjoyable online in pr...

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October 07, 2020 10:58 AM

Hideo Nonaka (1920-2020)

Hideo Nonaka, founder, and chairman of Yokohama-based wholesaler Nonaka Boeki passed away on September 16, right a day after celebration of his 100th birthday. Memorial reception took place on 22nd inviting industry leaders and musicians. The funeral mass was held on 23rd at Yamate Catholic Church, Yokohama in conformity with his wishes. He succeeded Nonaka Gakkiten, musical instrument importer founded by father in 1918, and in 1953 launched Nonaka Boeki. Since the first overseas business trip f...

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September 16, 2020 09:07 PM

Manji Suzuki (1923 – 2020)

Manji Suzuki, founder and chairman of Suzuki Musical Instrument Manufacturing Co., Ltd. passed away on August 21. He was 97 years old. Harmonica enthusiast since elementary school days, Manji Suzuki eagerly sought to get a job at the harmonica factory of Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in his hometown, Hamamatsu. After mastered all works of harmonica manufacturing, he launched his own workshop in 1953. It was actually start from a scratch borrowing an irrigation motor pump from...

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September 16, 2020 11:19 AM

Kanda Shokai Sets About Monthly Guitar Subscription Service

Tokyo-based music products wholesaler Kanda Shokai began Play G guitar subscription service for first-time and experienced guitar players on August 3. The company expects the new service meets the demands of consumer of every age group and help them to start guitar playing at reasonable fee, and try versatile guitars including coveted models of favorite artists. Rokushiro Sasaki, manager of Marketing Dept. says, “It has long been said that interest in guitar waned among young people. We feel the...

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