Jun writes: "Here in Japan, a New Law [the Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law] will be in effect and almost of all the electric musical instruments and audio/visual devices which have been produced before 2000 will be banned to be sold commercially.
"This means quite a lot of those devices in Japan will be disposed or exported to foreign countries. Already many second hand musical instrument shops have stopped purchasing these devices.
"I don't know what is exactly happening here but it is worth for all the musical instrument lovers to watch the situation.
"Here is a very brief info about Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law."
Thanks, Jun. I've no idea if he's right about the new law (he says anything with an external AC adapter is excluded at the moment, but those adaptors will be considered later), but it could be time to get over to Japan and fill up a a shipping container with all those dangerous Jupiter-8s and TR-808s they'll be so keen to get rid of.