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“Candy” Pop Music Posted by on Aug 30, 2012

As many of you already know, the Japanese pop music scene is rather… eccentric. The variety is huge: Rock pop bands like: Tokio Solo pop singers like: 浜崎 あゆみ (はまさき あゆみ/Hamasaki Ayumi)  or 宇多田 ヒカル (うただ ひかる) Utada Hikaru (not the most recent I know, but I don’t know the names of anyone more current) A huge number of…

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Japanese Music of 2010 Posted by on Dec 31, 2010

2010 was a notable year in Japanese music. In particular it was a big year for Hikaru Utada (宇多田ヒカル,). She held her first major US/UK tour and broke the record of being the artist with the most consecutive number of chart topping albums in Japanese music history. Later in the year, she announced that she…

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