Best modern music from Japan

January 19, 2018 | By

Japan produces a great deal of music and encompasses several genres, including over the years: reggae, J-hip hop, Japanese jazz, Anime Music, J-pop, and J-rock, video game music and Japanoise, to name a few. Japanese jazz was at first criticized as trying to poorly imitate American jazz. In response to this criticism, Japanese jazz musicians […]

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Famous Japanese singers

January 5, 2018 | By

Japan has one of the biggest music markets in the world, with music and singers being very popular. Here we will discuss a few of the most popular and successful singers of Japan. Some of these singers have not only sold millions of songs or albums but their music has spread to and become popular […]

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Traditional Instruments in Modern Japanese Music

December 24, 2017 | By

Japan has a rich and varied musical history including many beautiful instruments unique to the country. Many modern Japanese musicians are still using the instruments of their ancestors today to make contemporary music that appeals to a wider audience. This practice has the added benefit of continuing hundreds of years of tradition and keeping Japanese […]

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Where to Look to Find Concerts in Japan

December 15, 2017 | By

Asians in general go all out. The famous saying, “go big or go home” applies perfectly in this case. Especially to the Japanese, you can see this is the way that they dress as well as how they decorate their homes and even in how they go to concerts. Japan is a country we all […]

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Best Radio Stations in Japan

November 28, 2017 | By

Japanese culture has fascinated the world for a long time. Many people started visiting this county in order to dive into its vast culture. For the ones that are not able to do this there are convenient alternatives. One of them is listening to local radio stations. This is an easy tool to better understand […]

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All About Japanese Pop Culture

November 10, 2017 | By

When we think about the Japanese pop culture a multitude of images and information emerges in our minds. From music, cuisine, movies and fashion trends, they all embrace the multitude of trends emerging in Japan at the speed of light. Thanks to its growth we can now consider Japan as a pop culture superpower. From […]

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A History of Music in Japan

October 28, 2017 | By

Music in Japan has a long and rich history that covers centuries of time and cultures. The Japanese have such a distinct style for so many reasons, from their dress and grooming to their food to their architecture and of course to their music. Japan is huge prouder of music, they are actually the second […]

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The Most Popular Japanese Musicians

October 13, 2017 | By

Japanese music can cover a broad number of musical styles and artists. For some, music of Japan could signify the traditional music that’s associated with Japanese history. For others, it can allude to Japanese bands and Japanese pop singers. While traditional Japanese music is obviously different than the Western influenced Japanese bands that emerged during […]

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Japanese Music in Western Culture

October 3, 2017 | By

  The word for music in Japanese is ongaku, combining the kanji “on” with the kanji “gaku”. Music that has come from the western lands, such as Great Britain and the United States, has had an influence on music all around the world. This changed the most or was seen the most after the first […]

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