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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: J-pop Posted by on Dec 15, 2008

J-pop is a shortened form of the word Japanese pop.  The term J-pop came into existence in the 1990s, in response to the spread of Japanese pop culture, music and entertainment throughout eastern and southeastern Asia.  J-pop is a familar and prominent feature of Japanese entertainment.  TV commericials, movies and video games often contain the…

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