Wow, 5,000? Why do you think the hobby is so popular there? I know in Russia it is popular because there was delayed demand for something they could not afford during the 80s. Is that true in Vietnam as well?
It seems strange that I would get more views from Vietnam than from America, when all the music I use is American. I am betting it's a YouTube database error.
On another topic, I wonder why there aren't many Japanese collectors. After all, that is where most radios were built in the early days.
Maybe they have their own websites, since most Japanese people don't know English.
I do agree with you about the main reason behind the vast collecting trend here in my country. For about 1 or 2 decades, radio cassettes, and somehow bycicles were the most expensive and valuable things a family can buy. Just imagine, for the same money a man spend to buy a decent cassette player, he can buy few center-of-the-city houses at the same time. In a poor country just came out of two major wars, a Japanese Boombox was like a Lamborghini car, everyone dream of owning one, but only very few people can afford them. Now, every guy is on the hunt for those nostagic things. Especially in recent years, when Facebook add Group for selling & buying thing online, it boosts the trend significantly. I just came into this hobby for five years, and I could noticed that the price has became 4-5 times higher during last few years. Things are going crazy here
Not sure about number of Japanese collectors, but I dont think they would get the same level of desire toward things like old cassette, which they are still throwing out of window everyday