Kayōkyoku
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...
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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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
Rōkyoku
Rōkyoku (浪曲; also called naniwa-bushi, 浪花節) is a genre of traditional Japanese narrative singing. Generally accompanied by a shamisen, rōkyoku became very popular in Japan during the first half of the...
Group Sounds
Group Sounds (G.S.) is a genre of Japanese rock music. Inspired by The Beatles, Group Sounds became popular in the mid to late 1960s. Group Sounds initiated fusion of Japanese kayōkyoku music and rock...
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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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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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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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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...
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...
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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
Min'yo
Min'yō (民謡) is a genre of traditional Japanese music. The term is a translation of the German word "Volkslied" (folk song) and has only been in use since the twentieth century. Japanese traditio...
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Rokyoku
Rōkyoku (浪曲; also called naniwa-bushi, 浪花節) is a genre of traditional Japanese narrative singing. Generally accompanied by a shamisen, rōkyoku became very popular in Japan during the first half of the...
Rokyoku - Wikipedia
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...
Gunka
Gunka (軍歌) is the Japanese term for military music. While in standard use in Japan it applies both to Japanese songs and foreign songs such as "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", as an English lang...
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.
Shibuya-...
Ero guro
Ero guro nansensu, frequently shortened to ero guro or just guro, (エログロ, ero-guro) is a literary and artistic movement originating circa 1930 in Japan. Ero guro puts its focus on eroticism, se...
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Dodoitsu
Dodoitsu (都々逸) is a form of Japanese poetry developed towards the end of the Edo Period. Often concerning love or work, and usually comical, Dodoitsu poems consist of four lines with the syllabic stru...
Geisha
Geisha (芸者), geiko (芸子) or geigi (芸妓) are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance, ga...
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...
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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...
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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Min'yō
Min'yō (民謡) is a genre of traditional Japanese music. The term is a translation of the German word "Volkslied" (folk song) and has only been in use since the twentieth century. Japanese traditio...
Min'yō - 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 ...
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Johnny & Associates
Johnny and Johnnie refer to: