Made in Japan

Studies in Popular Music

Edited by Tōru Mitsui


 June 2014 | Routledge

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Introduction

Embracing the West and Creating a Blend

TŌRU MITSUI 


 

Part I: Putting Japanese Popular Music in Perspective

1. The Takarazuka Revue: Its Star System and Fans’ Support

NAOMI MIYAMOTO

2.“The Infinite Power of Song”: Uniting Japan at the 60th Annual Kōhaku Song Contest
SHELLEY BRUNT
3. The Culture of Popular Music in Occupied Japan
MAMORU TŌYA
4. The Birth of Enka
YŪSUKE WAJIMA
5.  Songs in Triple Time Are Still Sung in Duple Time
TŌRU MITSUI 

 

Part II: Rockin’ Japan

6. From Covers to Originals: “Rockabilly” in 1956-1963
TERUMASA SHIMIZU
7. The Development of Japanese Rock: A Bourdieuan Analysis
KATSUYA MINAMIDA
8. A History of Japanese Rock Festivals and Live Music Venues
JUN’ICHI NAGAI

 

Part III: Japanese Popular Music and Visual Arts

9. Tōru Takemitsu’s Seigenki: An Anti-experimental, Tonal Film Score
KYŌKO KOIZUMI
10. The Interaction Between Music and Visuals in Animated Movies: A Case Study of Akira
HIDEKO HAGUCHI
11. The Emergence of Singing Voice Actors/Actresses: The Crossover Point of the Music Industry and the Animation Industry

AKI YAMASAKI


 

Coda

12.  J-pop Goes the World: A New Global Fandom in the Age of Digital Media
YOSHITAKA MŌRI

 

Afterword

13. Maintaining Artistic Integrity and Creative Control: A Conversation with Tatsurō Yamashita

KIYOSHI MATSUO and TŌRU MITSUI 

 

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