Oral History Information
Hitoshi Fukutome has enjoyed a long and interesting career at the Yamaha Corporation. He joined Yamaha in 1982 and has served in many roles for the company over the years including Manager of the Piano Division in Europe in 1990 and as president of Yamaha Music in Austria five years later. His most recent assignment, before coming to the US, was as president of Yamaha Music in Korea. In March 2013 he was named President of Yamaha Corporation of America and remarked that he very much enjoys working with so many employees that are passionate about music and music making.