Anyone know what's up with Shelter Japan?


Shelter seems to have a rapidly dwindling presence, these past few years. I own and very much enjoy their Accord and Harmony cartridges (their #2 and #1 top models, respectively). Particularly the 2nd from top Accord, which simply has PRAT for days and can rock almost as well as my Koetsu Blue Lace. I’ve inquired a few times with my Shelter dealer, and still can’t get any info on potential retip / rebuild / exchange services. Furthermore, it seems the Accord and 9000/7000/5000 models have been removed from the Shelter Japan website in the past year. Not replaced by new models - simply removed. The Accord was only introduced in 2014! Honestly if they were to keep only one of the Accord / Harmony models, I’d rather it be the Accord. I guess it never got on the review / mag / rag treadmill like the Harmony, and got phased out too soon :( 

Anyone got any pertinent info on what’s going on with Shelter? I’d hate to learn they’re on the way out, but the signs don’t look good.
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Saw them in stores in Tokyo as recently as last June, which may or may not prove anything. Maybe they’re concentrated on the Asian market. Or maybe there is a problem with US distribution, or both.