May 17, 2022

Japan’s National Diet Library Makes Approximately 300 More Historical Audio Recordings Available Online

From the National Diet Library (Japan’s National Library):

On December 21, the National Diet Library (NDL) made approximately 300 sound recordings of the Historical Recordings Collection (Rekion) available for streaming online.

Examples of sound recordings:

The total number of recordings contained in Rekion is about 50,000 items.

Approximately 2,400 of them are provided on the Internet, while others are available only on the premises of the NDL and about 270 Rekion partner libraries in Japan and overseas.

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