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Made in Japan : Studies in Popular Music

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Made in Japan serves as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Japanese popular music. Each essay, written by a leading scholar of Japanese music, covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Japan and provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance. The book first presents a general description of the history and background of popular music, followed by essays organized into thematic sections: Putting Japanese Popular Music in Perspective; Rockin' Japan; and Japanese Popular Music and Visual Arts.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 19.05mm | 476g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 81 black & white illustrations, 20 black & white tables
  • 1138961507
  • 9781138961500
  • 2,233,876

About Toru Mitsui

Toru Mitsui is Professor Emeritus at Kanazawa University taught the first postgraduate course in popular music studies in Japan. His publications in English include Karaoke Around the World: Global Technology, Local Singing, co-edited with S. Hosokawa (1998).show more

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"As with the rest of the series, this high quality book is suitable both as a reference work and as a resource for teaching about popular music in an academic setting." - Sonogramashow more

Table of contents

Introduction: Embracing the West and Creating a Blend Part I: Putting Japanese Popular Music in Perspective Part II: Rockin' Japan Part III: Japanese Popular Music and Visual Arts Coda: Japanese Music Reception Afterword: Maintaining Artistic Integrity and Creative Control: A Conversation with Tatsuro Yamashita A Selected Bibliography on Japanese Popular Musicshow more

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