NEW RELEASES

JAPAN
New World Standard and Makoto Kubota vinyl reissues. Tatsuro Yamashita eight vinyl and cassette reissues coming out this year. City pop and avant-garde reissues. New Ryuichi Sakamoto on vinyl and CD. New CD and vinyl in the Music for Sauna series. Eiichi Otaki first solo album 50th anniversary edition on CD and vinyl. 1970s jazz / trad vinyl. New chindon band, SACD reissues of classic albums. Jagatara Blu-spec CD2 reissues and remasters. Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto on vinyl and CD. New Ryuichi Sakamoto soundtrack to a Netflix anime. Miharu Koshi, Boy Soprano vinyl reissue. Akina Nakamori remix albums on vinyl, and 1983 album remaster on CD, Blu-ray and CD + Blu-ray box set. City Pop classics on SACD. Hiroshi Sato on SACD and vinyl. Junko Yagami vinyl reissue. Two Pascals soundtracks. Sandii new Hula Hula double CD. Various albums of neo-tradtional music, traditional and contemporary mixtures. Latest kankara release by Taisuke Oka of 100 year old popular tunes. Live experimantal, improvised noise album by Junji Hirose and Otomo Yoshihide. Wonderful album of Best Celebration Melodies.
OKINAWA/AMAMI
New album from Kenji Yano playing kalimba. Original Okinawa vinyl LP and 10 inch records. Anna Sato and Yoshiyuki Sasaki. New albums from Yusa, Shunichi Irei, Toru Yonaha and compilation of Seishin Taba. New album from Hajime Chitose. Misako Oshiro 7 inch and Sadao China vinyl reissue. Uchina Jazz. New album from Maltese Rock. Latest from Amami island singer Anna Sato. Mina Hirata new album. Ikue Asazaki on vinyl. Misako Oshiro compiation. Okinawa Electric Girl Saya new album. Taiko based album from Keiko Higa. Music from Yonaguni. Blue Asia's Sketches of Myahk on CD and vinyl.
REST OF ASIA
Vietnamese 1960s/70s compilation on vinyl and CD. Teresa Teng SACD reissues. Several wonderful albums of South Korean neo-traditional and avant-garde music. Indonesian 1980s City Pop. Korean new style ponchak / dance. Myanmar 1990s trad/pop mixtures. Silk Road vinyl. Chinese/Hong Kong vintage 40s-60s recordings on CD. Japanese unit Taikuhjikang playing Indonesian gamelan / steelpan mix. Brilliant new album from Thai singer, Rasmee. Vietnamese 60s compilation. Balinese gamelan. Roots and experimental sounds from Korea. Myanmar music remixed on vinyl. 1970s Korean psych classic. Sentimental pop from Hanoi.
VINYL
New World Standard and Makoto Kubota vinyl reissues. Vietnamese 1960s/70s compilation.Tatsuro Yamashita eight vinyl reissues coming out this year. City Pop and avant-garde jazz reissues. New Ryuichi Sakamoto, 1970s Jazz meets Japanese trad vinyl reissues. New vinyl in the Music for Sauna series. Eiichi Ohtaki first album on double vinyl with previously unreleased tracks. Tribute to Yukihiro Takahashi 7 inch EP, 1980s City Pop from Akiko Mizuhara, Hikaru Utada, First Love on double vinyl. Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto and new Ryuichi Sakamoto soundtrack to a Netflix anime. Miharu Koshi, Boy Soprano vinyl reissue. Hiroshi Sato, Orient on 2LP.
DVD / Blu-ray
Akina Nakamori 1983 Europe Blu-ray. Fishmans the movie on Blu-ray. Buddhist chants ceremony. Alfa Music live, Amami island traditional music and scenes, Haruomi Hosono documentary and Yellow Magic live shows.
WORLD
Excellent new 'pop flamenco' from Cathy Claret. Fantastic CD and CD-R collections from the golden age of highlife and juju music from Ghana and Nigeria. SACD reissues of Western rock and pop.
BOOKS / MAGAZINES
Books of special interest including YMO, Haruomi Hosono