NEW RELEASES

JAPAN
50th Anniversary of URC label reissues. Haruomi Hosono and Ryuichi Sakamoto Vinyl reissues. World Standard on vinyl. City Pop vinyl reissues. City Pop CD reissues with bonus tracks. City Pop and URC disc guide books. The latest roots music CDs. 1980s Awa Odori . Tei Towa and Soil & Pimp Sessions, 7 inch singles.
OKINAWA/AMAMI
First album from Aragaki Mutsumi. The legendary Rokunin Gumi finally gets a release. Takao Nagama Ayame Band new albums. Sizzle Ohtaka re-release, Okinawa Symphony Orchestra, Satori Shimoji, second album from Anna Sato and Toshiyuki Sato. Shoukichi Uehara 1991 album. Shoukichi Kina & Champloose first album on vinyl. New album from Takashi Hirayasu. Rinsho Kadekaru 60s reissue. Homage to classic 1975 album by four traditional musicians. Yuki Yamazato and Katsuko Yohen. Live album from Sadao China and Seijin Noborikawa. Ryukyu Standard remix.1960s recordings of Okinawan music compiled and mastered by Makoto Kubota, Okinawa compilation by Kubota and 7 inch remix singles. 1975 Koza folk songs.
REST OF ASIA
High quality Chinese albums from the Rhymoi label. Thai duo play Japanese oldies. Tribute to a Thai lukthung legend. Korean daegeum and gayageum. Burmese field recordings of the Naga people. Several excellent albums of traditional and roots music from Taiwan.
VINYL
YMO Technodon, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Fishmans selected tracks.
DVD / Blu-ray
Shamisen and Shomyo- Buddhist chanting DVDs. DVD, Blu-ray and 2 Disc Blu-ray of Ryuichi Sakamoto documentary, CODA. Cinema Kabuki Aterui on DVD and Blu-ray.
WORLD
Early Congo Music 1946-1962 2 CD plus book with English notes. Compilation of 78 recordings of South American folklore, Paraguay harp and Cuban legends, Orquesta Aragon. Second edition of Toyo's Choice. Latest Hawaiian Hula compiled by Sandii. Brilliant compilation of vintage Palm Wine music from Ghana. New edition of Hawaiian pianist Rene Paulo.
BOOKS / MAGAZINES
Books of special interest including YMO, Haruomi Hosono