Torakusu Yamaha, a trained watchmaker-turned-repair engineer in medical equipment, built his first prototype organ after he discovered his fascination with the intricate workings of a reed organ which he was helping to repair for an institution. He later set up a company called Yamaha Fukin Seizoujo to make organs on a larger scale.
Ten years later, the business was incorporated and renamed Nippon Gakki Co. Ltd. Torakusu Yamaha became its first President.
Nippon Gakki Co. Ltd. was renamed Yamaha Corporation to mark the 100th year of the company's founding.
By now, the company has diversified into the manufacturing of pianos & other musical instruments, hi-fi equipment, boats, electronics, sporting goods, furniture, motor-cycles, etc.
Yamaha Corporation is now one of the world's largest manufacturer of electronic keyboards and pianos.
The Yamaha Music Education System, inaugurated in 1959, has now taken root not only in Japan but all over the world.
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