Masamitsu Yamano’s grandfather opened up a small music stop in the heart of Ginza –the shopping area of Tokyo, Japan. The year was 1892. The retailer, which started out as a small keyboard dealer, has expanded over the years to include over 50 retail stores in Japan. Mr. 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.