[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.

    DVORAK: SYMPHONY NO.9 "FROM THE NEW WORLD" KERTESZ (BD-ROM) / ドヴォルザーク:交響曲第九番「新世界より」(DSD11.2MHzデータ入りBD-ROM) [SSHRB-002]

    DVORAK: SYMPHONY NO.9 "FROM THE NEW WORLD" KERTESZ (BD-ROM) / ドヴォルザーク:交響曲第九番「新世界より」(DSD11.2MHzデータ入りBD-ROM) [SSHRB-002]

    Price: JPY12,000


    Item description

    ●A note of caution for the BD-ROM

    Note for playing back digital file.

    *All of music pieces are stored in the form of DSD (dsf) files. Video content is not included.

    *Before playing back, copy the music data to PC, USB hard disc drive or NAS. Because a Blu-ray ROM is used as a playback medium, a Blu-ray disc drive is required to read and copy the music data.

    *To enjoy its prime sound quality, a digital-to-analog converter or the like, which supports each music data's sampling rate and bit rate, is required.

    *The discs cannot be read or played on conventional Blu-ray disc players.


    著者名/演奏者名: イシュトヴァン・ケルテス指揮 ウィーン・フィルハーモニー管弦楽団
    型番: SSHRB-002






     本商品はロンドンのマスタリングスタジオ「Classic Sound Ltd UK」において、英国保管のオリジナル・アナログ・マスターテープの音声を、ダイレクトに11.2MHzのDSD信号に変換したものです。デジタル化の作業を手掛けたのは、ジョナサン・ストークス氏とニール・ハッチンソン氏という、デッカにゆかりの深いベテラン2人。この名エンジニア達が、『限られた制作関係者のみが聴くことが可能だったマスターテープの音を、そのままオーディオファイルの元にお届けする』という商品コンセプトに基づいて、アナログ・マスターテープの音をフラットトランスファーしてDSD信号を制作しています。DSD化にあたっては、当然のことながら、超低域のカットはおろか、音を聴きやすくするためのイコライジングやマスターテープに起因するノイズカットおよびドロップアウト等の補正処理を一切行なっておりません。このBD-ROMに収められている11.2MHzのDSFファイルは、まさにオーディオファイルの多くが夢見る「オリジナル・マスターテープの音」そのものと言って過言ではないのです。しかもラインナップするタイトルは最高峰の名録音・名演奏だけ。


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    Antonin Dvořák

    交響曲 第9番 ホ短調 作品95《新世界より》
    Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 “From the New World"

    1. 第1楽章:Aadagio - Allegro molto  [9:52]
    2. 第2楽章:Largo  [11:51]
    3. 第3楽章:Scherzo (Molto vivace)   [7:39]
    4. 第4楽章:Allegro con fuoco  [11:09]

    Wiener Philharmoniker

    Conductor:István Kertész

    録音:1961年3月22〜24日 ウィーン、ソフィエンザール

    Recording: Sofiensaal, Vienna, 22-24 March 1961
    Recording producer: Ray Minshull
    Recording engineer: James Brown