Vinyl Records
*First broadcast on June 30, 2022.
In Japan, vinyl records have made a comeback. Sales in 2021 were 10 times higher than they were in 2010. Japan's second-hand records are well-regarded all over the world because they're generally kept in great condition. Our guest, Honne Makoto, works for a record manufacturing company. He tells us about the history of vinyl in Japan, and its appeal in the modern era. We also see how world-class Japanese technology contributes to making vinyl records and the machines that play them.
In Japan, the market for second-hand records is booming
Honne Makoto works for a record manufacturing company
Japan is home to the only remaining company in the world that makes blank lacquer discs—a crucial element of record production