Japanese pop music
J-pop (often stylized as J-POP; Japanese: ジェイポップ jeipoppu; an abbreviation for Japanese pop), natively also known simply as pops, is a musical genre that entered the musical mainsteam of Japan in ...
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Independent music
Independent music (often shortened to indie music or indie) is music produced independently from major commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-y...
Kayokyoku
Kayōkyoku (歌謡曲, literally "Pop Tune") is a Japanese pop music genre, which became a base of modern J-pop. The Japan Times describes kayōkyoku as "standard Japanese pop" or "Showa era pop".Kayōkyok...
Japanese jazz
Japanese jazz refers to jazz music played by Japanese musicians, or jazz music that is in some way connected to Japan or Japanese culture. In a broader sense, the concept is often used to refer to the...
Shibuya-kei
Shibuya-kei (渋谷系, [ɕi̥bu͍ja-kei]) is a subgenre of Japanese pop music which originated in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. It is best described as a mix between jazz, pop, and synthpop.
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Visual kei
Visual kei (ヴィジュアル系, vijuaru kei, lit. "visual style" or "visual system") is a movement among Japanese musicians, that is characterized by the use of varying levels of make-up, elaborate hair ...
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Japanese idol
In Japanese pop culture, an idol (アイドル, aidoru, a Japanese rendering of the English word "idol") is a young manufactured star/starlet who is promoted as being particularly cute. Idols are inte...
Japanese idol - Wikipedia
Avex Group
Avex Group Holdings Inc. (エイベックス・グループ・ホールディングス株式会社, Eibekkusu Gurūpu Hōrudingusu Kabushiki-gaisha), listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange as 7860 and abbreviated as AGHD, is the holding company f...
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RIAJ Digital Track Chart
The RIAJ Digital Track chart (RIAJ有料音楽配信チャート, RIAJ Yūryō Ongaku Haishin Chāto) is chart ranks the best selling digital singles in Japan, provided by the Recording Industry Association of Japan...
Japanese hip-hop
Japanese hip hop (or J-hip hop) is said to have begun when Hiroshi Fujiwara returned to Japan and started playing hip hop records in the early 1980s. Japanese hip hop generally tends to be most direct...
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Hip pop
Pop-rap (also known as pop rap or hip pop) is a genre of music which combines hip hop music with elements of pop music, which gained mainstream popularity during the 1990s. It tends to combine hip-hop...
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Fuji Rock Festival
Fuji Rock Festival is an annual rock festival held in Naeba Ski Resort, in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. The three-day event, organized by Smash Japan, features more than 200 Japanese and international m...
Fuji Rock Festival - Wikipedia
Summer Sonic Festival
The Summer Sonic Festival is an annual two- or three-day rock festival held at the same time in Osaka and Chiba. The majority of the bands playing in Osaka the first day go to Chiba the following day ...
Rising Sun Rock Festival
Rising Sun Rock Festival is an annual rock festival held in Ishikari, Hokkaido, Japan. The two-day event is organized by WESS. The festival sells itself as "A True Rock Festival", referring to the fac...
Rock in Japan Festival
The Rock in Japan Festival is an annual three-day rock festival held during early August at the Hitachi Seaside Park, in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan, organized by Rockin'on. At this festival appear mo...
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Johnny & Associates
Johnny and Johnnie refer to:
J Storm
J Storm, Inc. (株式会社ジェイ・ストーム, Kabushikigaisha Jei Sutom) is a Japanese music and film company owned by Johnny & Associates. It was established on November 12, 2001, initially as a label for...
J Storm - Wikipedia
Voice acting in Japan
Voice acting in Japan has a far greater prominence than voice acting in most other countries. Japan's large animation industry produces 60% of the animated series in the world.Besides acting as narrat...
Voice acting in Japan - Wikipedia
Image song
An image song or character song is a song on a tie-in single or album (often called an image album or character album) for an anime, game, dorama, manga, or commercial product that is usually sung by ...
Image song - Wikipedia
Vocaloid
Vocaloid (ボーカロイド, Bōkaroido) is a singing voice synthesizer. Its signal processing part was developed through a joint research project led by Kenmochi Hideki at the Pompeu Fabra University in ...
Vocaloid - Wikipedia
List of J-pop artists
This is a list of J-pop artist and groups. Originally an evolution of Jazz, and coined New Music, the style went on to become known as City Pop; music with an urban theme. Later called Japan-made Pop,...
List of J-pop artists - Wikipedia
Ryukoka
Ryūkōka (流行歌, literally "Popular Song") is a Japanese musical genre. The term originally denoted any kind of "popular music" in Japanese. Therefore, imayō, which was promoted by Emperor Go-Shiraka...
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J-pop
J-pop (often stylized as J-POP; Japanese: ジェイポップ jeipoppu; an abbreviation for Japanese pop), natively also known simply as pops, is a musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in...
J-pop - Wikipedia
Enka
Enka (演歌) is a popular Japanese music genre considered to resemble traditional Japanese music stylistically. Modern enka, however, is a relatively recent musical form which arose in the context of...
Enka - Wikipedia
Johnny's Jr.
Johnny's Jr. (ジャニーズJr., Janīzu Jr.) is a part of Johnny & Associates that focuses only on boys who have not yet officially debuted either with a unit or as a solo act. The juniors are most...
Independent record label
An independent record label (or indie record label) is a record label operating without the funding of or outside the organizations of the major record labels. Many bands and musical acts begin their ...