Nakata Named President Gibson Disputes
of Yamaha Corp. of America Tax Lien
Takuya “Tak” Nakata has been named he became general manager of the Division. In early April, it was reported by The
president of Yamaha Corporation of In 2006, he was named executive ofﬁcer of Nashville Post that The Internal Reve-
America (YCA). He succeeds Yamaha Corporation. In 2009 nue Service ﬁ led a lien against Gibson
Hogan Osawa, who will re- he was promoted to director Guitar Corp. for $445,994 in unpaid
turn to Yamaha Corporation & executive ofﬁcer of Yamaha corporate and payroll taxes dating
Japan to lead the AV Division. Corporation. A board member back to 2006.
In 1981, Mr. Nakata joined of Yamaha Corporation, Mr. The lien, ﬁ led with the Davidson
Yamaha (former Nippon Gak- Nakata’s YCA appointment County Register of Deeds, shows Gib-
ki Co., Ltd., which ofﬁcially represents his ﬁrst post outside son with unpaid 2006 payroll taxes
changed its name to “Yamaha of Japan. totaling $3,350 and two years of cor-
Corporation” in 1987) with Mr. Osawa has served as porate income taxes of $442,644 from
responsibility for product Yamaha Corporation of Amer- 2007 and 2008.
planning and product devel- ica president since 2007 and he The company released the follow-
opment of electrical musical is executive ofﬁcer of Yamaha ing statement:
instruments. In 2002, Mr. Na- Corporation. Gibson Guitar Corp. received Notice
kata was appointed assistant general man- For more information, visit that a Tax lien has been ﬁled against the
ager of the PA–DMI Division and in 2005 www.yamaha.com. company by the IRS.
This tax lien is associated with cer-
tain penalties and interest claimed due,
but unpaid for the company’s tax period
of 2006 to 2008. Gibson Guitar believes