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China's piano market hits the right note for Yamaha

Japanese company sees sales surge as parents push for music education

As disposable income increases in China, more families are splurging on big-ticket items like pianos, which are becoming status symbols while also contributing to a child's education.  (Photo courtesy of Yamaha)

TOKYO -- Yamaha, a major manufacturer of pianos, now sells more of the instruments in China than in its home market of Japan.

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