[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.

    Dialogue -Miki Imai Sings Yuming Classics- (Single Layer SACD) [SSMS-027]

    Dialogue -Miki Imai Sings Yuming Classics- (Single Layer SACD) [SSMS-027]

    Price: JPY4,500


    Item description


    Miki Imai's first Single-Layer SACD debuts!
    A masterpiece of Covers〜Miki Imai sings Classics of Yumi Arai / Yumi Matsutoya.

    When you hear the name of Miki Imai, you can’t help recalling her pure and clear singing voice. Her transparent beautiful voice has been attracting not only music lovers but also audio enthusiasts at home and abroad. And she has no hesitation in declaring that she has deeply loved the songs of Yuming (Yumi Arai / Yumi Matsutoya).

    The original CD, “Dialogue - Miki Imai Sings Yuming Classics”, is---as its title represents---the covers of 12 classics that were carefully selected from the greatest hits of the artist whom she so adores. Released in the autumn of 2013, its production had been done in London, having Simon Hale, a British composer and arranger who is well-known for his arrangements for big names such as Jamiroquai, Sam Smith, and most recently Hikaru Utada, as its sound producer. Furthermore, two tunes among 12, Chuo Freeway and Yokoso Kagayaku Jikan E, had been produced by such a gorgeous team, in which Incognito, a British acid jazz band, had additionally participated.

    The chemistry among Miki Imai’s beautiful voice, Yuming’s classics and the gorgeous production team had never failed to bring out synergistic effects in the “Dialogue”. Soon after its release, the CD had drawn much attention not only from music lovers but from audio enthusiasts and, because of its sound quality, had become their favorite disc for listening at the venues such as audio fairs.

    Thanks to the tremendous cooperation from UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN, the producer and distributor of the CD, we have become able to make a transfer from the original master source (tracked dwon 2ch master), and to issue the SACD as our original product. With the greatest care the mastering has been done by Koji Suzuki, who is a mastering engineer of Sony Music Studios Tokyo and has now become familiar to the customers of the SACD released from Stereo Sound. The ultimate goal of the mastering was to unleash the artist’s passion engraved in the “Dialogue”, and to maximize the property of SACD while respecting the original master’s sound quality.

    And now, in the autumn of 2019, we are pleased to announce the release of the single-layer SACD of the” Dialogue” (we have especially made her very first SACD a single-layer because of its property as an ideal music medium).

    Please play this reborn “Dialogue” on your audio components, and enjoy Miki Imai’s pure singing voice.


     美しい歌声で音楽ファンだけでなく、オーディオファイルをも魅了し続ける今井美樹。そんな彼女が「こよなく愛する」と公言してはばからないのが、荒井由実/松任谷由実の音楽。本作『Dialogue -Miki Imai Sings Yuming Classics-』は、タイトルが表わしているとおり、その敬愛するアーティストの名曲群の中から厳選された12の楽曲を歌った、珠玉のカバーアルバムだ。発売されたのは2013年の秋、制作はロンドンを拠点に行なわれ、サウンドプロデューサーとして、ジャミロクワイやサム・スミス、近年では宇多田ヒカルなどのストリングス・アレンジでも知られるサイモン・ヘイルを迎えている。さらに2曲(「中央フリーウェイ」「ようこそ輝く時間へ」)では、同じロンドンを拠点に活動するアシッド・ジャズ・バンドのインコグニートまでが参加するという、豪華な制作体制が敷かれた。





    With the full cooperation of Universal Music Japan, the mastering has been done at the Sony Music Studios in Nogizaka, Tokyo.  The mastering engineer was Koji Suzuki who has deep knowledge of high resolution formats such as SACD and DSD.  The digital transfer was made from the PCM/96kHz/24bit master source (excepting 2 tunes, track 2 and 7, both of which were from 44.1kH/24bit).

    ユニバーサルミュージックの全面協力により、SACD化のためのマスタリングは東京・乃木坂にあるソニー・ミュージックスタジオで行なわれた。担当エンジニアはSACDおよびDSDを熟知する鈴木浩二氏。なお、『Dialogue』はデジタル録音のため、トラックダウンマスターはPCM・96kHz/24bit形式(Track (2)と(7)のみ44.1kHz/24bit)である。


    1. 卒業写真Graduation Photograph / Sotsugyou Shashin[from the album “COBALT HOUR”, 1975]
    2.中央フリーウェイChuo Freeway[from the album “14番目の月”, 1976]
    3.あの日にかえりたいThose Were The Days / Anohi Ni Kaeritai[from the single, 1975]
    4.人魚になりたいWish I Were A Mermaid / Ningyo Ni Naritai[from the album “SURF & SNOW”, 1980]
    5.やさしさに包まれたならEmbraced In Softness / Yasashisa Ni Tsutsumareta Nara[from the album “MISSLIM”, 1974]
    6.シンデレラ・エクスプレスCinderella Express[from the album “DA・DI・DA”, 1985]
    7.ようこそ輝く時間へCome See The Amusement Park Illumination / Youkoso Kagayaku Jikan E[from the album “PEARL PIERCE”, 1982]
    8.霧雨で見えないBlinded By The Drizzling Rain / Kirisame De Mienai[from the album “ダイアモンドダストが消えぬまに”, 1987]
    9.青春のリグレットRegret From My Youth / Seishun No Regret[from the album “DA・DI・DA”, 1985]
    10.青いエアメイルBlue Airmail Envelope / Aoi Airmail[from the album “OLIVE”, 1979]
    11.手のひらの東京タワーTokyo Tower On My Palm / Te No Hira No Tokyo Tower[from the album “昨晩お会いしましょう”, 1981]
    12.私を忘れる頃When You Won't Think Of Me / Watashi Wo Wasureru Koro[from the album “VOYAGER”, 1983]


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    Released 14 September, 2019
    Format Single Layer SACD
    Genre Japanese popular songs