This radio is more rugged than the previous ICF-S10MK2(international model)/ICF-P21(Japanese model) so that the ICF-P26 would last more time. The P26 no longer uses problematic polystyrene - it uses ABS resin, which is quite cheerful. Also, this radio no longer uses the low quality variable resistor (volume) that was adopted on the ICF-S10MK2/ICF-P21. The AM sensitivity is decent and the AM selectivity gets better than the predecessor. The FM performance is quite similar to the predecessor but I think it is slightly prone to image interference. However, it is an inexpensive portable radio that would be a good companion whether for causal listening or a preparing item for emergency. So I give 5 stars.
NOTE: I am not good at Japanese so I write this review in English. Comprehension from Japanese viewers would be appreciated.