Masahiro Iijima


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Masahiro Iijima enjoyed working as an engineer in the music industry and was hopeful to one day create his own company and brands.  He worked for KORG in Japan for 5 years, which is where he developed a strong friendship with the associate, who established the company together, Mr. Michi Nozokido.  When Masahiro established Zoom Corporation, his goal was to honor Kato-san and all that he learned in KORG, engineering, management, quality control etc., by building a new company from foundation. Zoom launched its first product, the Zoom 9002, in 1989 and effects processors and recorders became the focus on its growing line.