[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.

    BERLIOZ: SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE PARAY (double "SACD single layer + CD" set) / ベルリオーズ:幻想交響曲 (SACD+CD・2枚組) [SSHRS-029/030]

    BERLIOZ: SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE PARAY (double "SACD single layer + CD" set) / ベルリオーズ:幻想交響曲 (SACD+CD・2枚組) [SSHRS-029/030]

    Price: JPY5,000


    Item description

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

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

    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.

    Audio Masterpiece Collections
    Listening to excellent pieces of music of great performances and high quality sound-recordings is a blissful moment for all audio enthusiasts.

    However, a lot of original analog master tapes, though they contain the greatest performances and high quality sound-recordings of all time in history and hold eternal values, are often buried in archives or storerooms of record companies all over the world without being shed light on their existence.

    We have dug them out of archives, and with state-of-the-art techniques, transferred them to SACDs, the best conceivable playback mediums.

    It is a great pleasure for us to introduce you the best-sound playback mediums as our "Audio Masterpiece Collections".

    These SACDs have been produced in accordance with our convictions that in a certain sense the conclusive music file with ultimate high quality of sound is none other than the original master tape itself because, without any doubt, if it has been kept well-preserved, it must contain a great amount of unspoiled sound information, thus we shall share the joy of listening to such pure and genuine sound of music-- the privilege which is given to exclusively limited persons involved in the recording process. In order to realize such an ideal playback mediums, we successfully digitized the analog master tape, and transferred it to the suitable mediums with no additional processing treatment such as equalizing or sound adjustment-- noises and sound dropouts, which had been attributed to the master tape, were kept intact.

    We became at last able to provide audio enthusiasts with the ultimate sound quality that is as close to the original master tape as possible.




    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、オリジナルの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廃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。


    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
    幻想交響曲 作品14
    Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

    1. 第1楽章: 夢、情熱 [11:40]
    1. Rêveries. Passions(Largo - Allegro agitato ed appassionato assai)

    2. 第2楽章: 舞踏会 [5:36]
    2. Un bal (Valse: Allegro non troppo)

    3. 第3楽章: 野の風景 [14:44]
    3. Scène aux champs (Adagio)

    4. 第4楽章: 断頭台への行進 [4:31]
    4. Marche au supplice (Allegretto non troppo)

    5. 第5楽章: 魔女の夜会の夢 [9:03]
    5. Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat(Larghetto - Allegro - Ronde du Sabbat: Poco meno mosso)

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra
    Conducted by Paul Paray

    録音:1959年11月28日 デトロイト、Cass Technical High School
    Recording: Cass Technical High School, Detroit, 28 November 1959
    Recording Director: Wilma Cozart
    Musical Supervisor: Harold Lawrence
    Chief Engineer and Technical Supervisor: C. Robert Fine
    Associate Engineer: Robert Eberenz