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On July 29, NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino sent along the following sad news:

Tadamichi Fukuda passed away on July 8.  

He was the Chairman for the Global Corporation, located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The company was established in 1975 based on the repairing of musical instruments, especially violins. Fukuda-San soon expanded the company to become the exclusive supplier of many brands in Japan including Jupiter Band Instruments, G. LeBlanc and Gemeinhardt Flutes. Over the years Fukuda-San has focused on providing training for instrument repairs and was the founder of The Global Wind Instrument Technical Academy, which has provided instrument repair classes for hundreds of students over the years.

 



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