Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music.pdf

Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music.pdf


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).

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 Music

Made in Japan: Popular Music Today serves as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology and musicology of 20th century Japanese popular music. The volume consists of essays by leading scholars of Japanese music and covers the major figures, styles and social contexts of pop music in Japanese. Although the vast majority of the contributors are Japanese, the essays are expressly written for an international English-speaking audience. Each essay provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance to Japanese popular music.


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