Sales could reach $900 million in 2017.
The move was foreshadowed by the introduction of a cutting lathe to its Tokyo studio several months back, in order to be able to produce master records locally.
But despite the current popularity of digital music services like Spotify, old school records are enjoying a renaissance. Japan produced almost 200m records a year in the mid-seventies, according to the country's recording industry association. If stored correctly, vinyl records could potentially last for centuries.
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Sony has not confirmed which titles are in line to be pressed as part of its new production stream.
What was old became new again, and consumers began thrifting old players and records, building up their collections from dust bins and dime deals, slowly bringing the market back from death. The rep adds some of Sony's former engineers will take on advisory roles so Sony's less-experienced engineers can get a feel for how vinyl production is done.
Japan was the world's second-biggest recorded music territory overall, generating $2.8bn for labels and artists - up 1.1% on 2015.
In the US, boutique outlets such as Jack White's Third Man Pressing in Detroit, SunPress Vinyl in Miami, and vinyl-only labels like Warner Music's Run Out Groove and United Kingdom -based Omertà have emerged.