[Japan Post] Resumption and temporary suspension of acceptance, delivery delays of mail items destined to various countries/territories (Updated on June 30)

Our acceptance of various international mail items has been temporarily suspended due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, we will resume acceptance of mail items as noted below from July 1.

  • EMS and parcel-post/letter-post items by surface destined to China
  • EMS and parcel-post/letter-post items by air destined to Italy and New Zealand
  • Parcel- post/letter-post items by surface destined to Indonesia
  • For details on the countries and territories to which acceptance of mail is still temporarily suspended as of July 1, please see the appendix below (PDF).

    appendix (As of July 1, 2020) (PDF file)

    We continue to temporarily suspend acceptance of mail items destined to these countries and territories because their postal operators are still not accepting inbound postal items and/or our transportation performance remains significantly reduced due to reduction of flights from/to Japan.
    Meanwhile, although dispatch of United States-bound items that have already been accepted will be completed soon, we continue to temporarily suspend acceptance of various mail items to the United States because we are unable to make any prospect for securing sufficient transportation capability for the time being.
    In addition, because of the global reduction of flights, considerable delivery delays are expected for accepted outbound mail items.
    We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. It would be appreciated if you would kindly understand this situation in advance.

    BRAHMS: CONCERTO IN D MAJOR FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA OP.77 SZIGETI (double "SACD single layer + CD" set) / ブラームス:ヴァイオリン協奏曲 (SACD+CD・2枚組) [SSHRS-043/044]

    BRAHMS: CONCERTO IN D MAJOR FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA OP.77 SZIGETI (double "SACD single layer + CD" set) / ブラームス:ヴァイオリン協奏曲 (SACD+CD・2枚組) [SSHRS-043/044]

    Price: JPY5,000


    Item description

    DISC Form: Double (SACD (Single Layer) + CD) Set

    Stereo Sound Exclusive Sales Item (Also at some selected audio-shops in Japan)

    For this item, the same sound source has been used to record both the single layer SACD (DSD) and the CD (PCM). Each requires the specific player for each format to be used.








    Classic Sound Ltd UKでのデジタルトランスファー作業

     アナログテープからのデジタル化を担当したのは、デッカ出身でClassic Sound Ltd UKに所属するエンジニアのジョナサン・ストークス氏とニール・ハッチンソン氏です。この2人のベテランエンジニアがステレオサウンド社からのリクエストにより、アナログマスターテープから、コンプレッサー等の使用を排したフラットトランスファーによって、デジタル化を行なっています。そのためマスターテープに含まれるヒスノイズやドロップアウトは残ったままですが、限られた関係者のみが聴くことの許されたマスターテープの音をできるかぎり忠実に2種類(SACDとCD)のデジタルディスクに封じ込めています。


    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

    ヴァイオリン協奏曲 ニ長調 作品77
    Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

    Joseph Szigeti, Violin

    London Symphony Orchestra

    Conducted by Herbert Menges

    Recording: Watford Town Hall, outside London, 26-28 June 1959
    Basic Recording Setup: Wilma Cozart, C. Robert Fine
    Recording Director: Harold Lawrence
    Engineer: Robert Eberenz