A recent trend in Japanese popular music


  • Toru Mitsui



pan-Asian pop, Japanese popular music


Mitsui's article addresses the domestic self-exoticisation of Japanese popular music through the incorporation of elements of traditional main-island Japanese, Okinawan and/or Asian Pacific regional music. As Mitsui discusses, while related to both the international vogues for folk music (in the 1960&-70s) and world music (in the 1980&-90s), this tendency in Japanese music has been a distinctly local phenomenon which evidences both an introverted and a pan-Asian pop sensibility.


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How to Cite

Mitsui, T. (2015). DOMESTIC EXOTICISM: A recent trend in Japanese popular music. Perfect Beat, 3(4), 1–12.