HMV Re-Opens In Japan Selling Vinyl and Used CDs…

Four years after being boarded up, HMV is now re-opening its former flagship in the Shibuya district of Tokyo.  You can still purchase new CDs (which haven’t yet died in Japan), but the focus is now squarely on vinyl and used CDs, as well as books, magazines, merchandise, and rare releases.

 

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Written while listening to Chris Lake.

 

 

6 Responses

    • Paul Resnikoff
      Paul Resnikoff

      I believe it’s in the giant shopping district surrounding Shibuya Station, but not sure of the exact street/address (and I probably couldn’t pronounce it very well).

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  1. There is something...

    Japan has always been a HUGE market for collectors and second hand stuff (not only music but almost everything you can sale, from books to cars to food). It doesn’t surprise me they try to focus on that market especially in a place like Shibuya district. If Japan still sell some CDs it’s because they put some efforts to make attractive packaging so you buy more that “just” the music.

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    • Igor

      not aware of second hand food market, but as of last year music sales were still 80% CD in Japan

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