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Roppa Furukawa

It is about two more years until the Tokyo Olympic Games will be held in 2020. This is a song recorded in September 1936 immediately after Tokyo was chosen as the Olympic venue for 1940. The singer was Roppa Furukawa, a comedian. The lyrics mention Kitei Son and Naoto Tajima, who were gold medalists (in marathon and triple jump, respectively) at the Berlin Olympics in August 1936, and through this song you can feel the Olympic fever in Japan in those days. Because of the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War and other reasons, the 1940 Olympics in Tokyo was canceled.

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2018-8-13
Japanese Studies, Library of the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich (Switzerland) has joined the Rekion partner libraries.
2018-6-25
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2018-3-16
Introductory Guides to Japanese Historical Recordings: "Recordings from the Kanazawa Phonograph Museum’s Collection" and "Jazz and the Japanese" are now available in English.