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Helen Keller

It is 80 years since Helen Keller came to Japan for the first time in 1937. In Rekion, we have the above commemorative song which was made when she came to Japan for the second time in 1948. Members of the public had been invited to submit lyrics and people sang it at the National Party to welcome her visit to Japan.



Introductory Guides to Japanese Historical Recordings: "78 rpm Records of Storytelling Performances" and "The Record in Politics and War" are now available in English.


Approximately 650 sound recordings (→List[XLSX]) are newly available online.
See also National Diet Library News


Introductory Guide to Japanese Historical Recordings: "Listening" Drama is now available in English.


The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library has joined the Rekion partner libraries since May 10th, 2016.