Ministry of Economy – Retro gear, OK for now…

Ministry of Economy – Retro gear, OK for now…

Retro gear in Japan is safe for now – “Responding to an outcry from dealers in used goods and musicians, the government said Friday it will relax regulations on trade in noncertified used electrical items that were set to take effect April 1. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry backed off from its earlier plan to ban sales of electrical goods without so-called PSE stickers certifying their safety.” [via] – Link.


  • Vintage Japanese Synths, Electronics Saved from Ban (Really) – Link.
  • Taking to the streets to defend vintage synths in Japan – Link.
  • Stop the PSE law protest (Flickr set) – Link.
  • Things that are in danger of vanishing – exhibit – Link.
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