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Main buildings of Yamaha Corporation
|When it was created||October 12, 1887|
|Headquarters||Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan, Japan|
|Things made||Musical instruments, Audio/Video, Electronics, Computer related products, Motorbikes, Personal water craft|
|Money earned||4.4 billion US$ (2003)|
|Operating income||267 million US$ (2003)|
|Net income||149 million US$ (2003)|
Yamaha was founded in 1887 by Torakusu Yamaha. It was named Nippon Gakki Company, Limited and produced pianos and reed organs at that time. In October 1987, on the 100th anniversary, its name was changed to The Yamaha Corporation. Yamaha produces several musical instruments including keyboards, flutes, guitars and things in a band. Yamaha also produces motorbikes and vocaloid. Yamaha is a big corporation and was founded 125 years ago.
In 1989, Yamaha shipped the world's first CD recorder.