Historical Recordings Collection (Rekion)

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Past News

2017-12-21
Approximately 300 sound recordings (→List[XLSX]) are newly available online.
See also National Diet Library News
2017-12-12
Historical recordings can now be played by HLS(HTTP Live Streaming). For more details, please refer to the section "1. General Instructions" of the "How to use this Database" page.
2017-9-25
■Temporary Unavailability of Rekion■
Rekion will not be available due to power outage for scheduled inspection from Oct. 7 (Sat.) 19:00 to Oct. 8 (Sun.) 18:00. See also National Diet Library News.
2017-3-28
Introductory Guides to Japanese Historical Recordings: "78 rpm Records of Storytelling Performances" and "The Record in Politics and War" are now available in English.
2016-11-10
Approximately 650 sound recordings (→List[XLSX]) are newly available online.
See also National Diet Library News
2016-8-31
User Survey : Jun.20 to Sep.23, 2016 We are conducting a user survey (Japanese) about the NDL Digital Collections and the Historical Recordings Collection. We welcome your comments to help improve our services.
2016-6-28
Introductory Guide to Japanese Historical Recordings: "Listening" Drama is now available in English.
2016-5-11
The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library has joined the Rekion partner libraries since May 10th, 2016.
2016-3-18
Introductory Guide to Japanese Historical Recordings: “Traces of Japanese Opera – From Tamaki Miura to Yūzuru” is now available in English.
2016-1-4
The National Library of France (Bibliothèque nationale de France) has joined the Rekion partner libraries since January 1st, 2016.
2015-10-14
Approximately 300 sound recordings (→List[XLSX]) are newly available online.
See also National Diet Library News
2015-6-5
Introductory Guide to Japanese Historical Recordings: “The Popularization of Rōkyoku through Records” is now available in English.
2015-5-20
The Documentation Center on Contemporary Japan (Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies) Harvard University (United States of America) has joined the Rekion partner libraries since May 20th, 2015.
2015-3-31
Due to the system failure between 4:00 p.m. of March 30 and 2:00 p.m. of March 31(Japan Time), service was unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this.
2015-3-2
The C. V. Starr East Asian Library at University of California, Berkeley (United States of America) has joined the Rekion partner libraries since February 5, 2015.
See also the UC Berkeley Collection Services Blog.
2015-1-21
On January 21, the NDL launched the English version of the Historical Recordings Collection (Rekion).
The user interface and a part of the Introductory Guides to Japanese Historical Recordings are now available in English.
#Note: Search keywords must be entered in Japanese characters unless the metadata are described in English.