Trade Regrets: Masamitsu Yamano
Pioneering retailer, Masamitsu Yamano, has passed away in Japan at the age of 77. His son, Mako, announced that his father passed away on July 17.
In 1892, Yamano-san’s grandfather opened up a small music stop in the heart of Ginza – the shopping area of Tokyo, Japan. The retailer, which started out as a small keyboard dealer, has expanded over the years to include over 50 retail stores in Japan.
Yamano’s vision for the growth and development of the music industry has played a large role in the Retailer’s division of the Japan Music Industry Association. As chairman of the Japan Music Fair Association, he promoted the music products industry as well as the theme of active music making around the country.