Lost Media Archive

The music video of Tsubiregu Tsuburegu March was lost after its initial broadcast in June 1970, but it was rediscovered in 2011, and was rebroadcast in 2012 and 2016.

Minna no Uta (みんなのうた) is a 5-minute music television and radio series for NHK TV, Japan's national public broadcasting organization. It broadcasts few times a day between television programs, and each program plays one or two music videos. New music videos are released every two months, along with showings of past music videos.

Missing Videos

Approximately 500 out of 1300 music videos that debuted between 1961 and 1982 have been lost. The 2-inch videotapes that contained the music videos were very expensive and were reused for other NHK programs. On 2011, fifty years after the launch of Minna no Uta, an excavation project for rediscovering lost music videos was established. It accepts any medium with a recording of a music video originally broadcast on NHK. Since the program started, over 90 music videos have been recovered. A portion of these music videos were rebroadcast on a television special in March 2012.

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