I was in Japan last week as a guest of Yamaha Music. Had a great time. Ate dinner at the restaurant which inspired Tarantino for the restaurant fight in Kill Bill Part 1. Saw some interesting products.
Yamaha has a truly superb home theatre room at its Hamamatsu headquarters, where it showed off its new RX-V2650 RX-V2065 home theatre receiver and one of its new Blu-ray players (the latter seems to be based on Sharp hardware).
Also had a tour of the whirlwind woodwind factory tour, and a somewhat slower one of the upright piano factory. More details in due course.