ABSTRACT

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.

chapter |20 pages

Introduction: Embracing the West and Creating a Blend

ByTŌRU MITSUI

part |2 pages

Part I: Putting Japanese Popular Music in Perspective

chapter 1|14 pages

Th e Takarazuka Revue: Its Star System and Fans’ Support

ByNAOMI MIYAMOTO

chapter 3|19 pages

Th e Culture of Popular Music in Occupied Japan

ByMAMORU TŌYA

chapter 4|13 pages

Th e Birth of Enka

ByYŪSUKE WAJIMA

chapter 5|17 pages

Songs in Triple Time are Still Sung in Duple Time

ByTŌRU MITSUI

part |2 pages

Part II: Rockin’ Japan

chapter 6|17 pages

From Covers to Originals: “Rockabilly” in 1956–1963

ByTERUMASA SHIMIZU

chapter 7|19 pages

Th e Development of Japanese Rock: A Bourdieuan Analysis

ByKATSUYA MINAMIDA

chapter 8|18 pages

A History of Japanese Rock Festivals and Live Music Venues

ByJUN’ICHI NAGAI

part |2 pages

Coda: Japanese Music Reception

chapter 12|14 pages

J-Pop Goes the World: A New Global Fandom in the Age of Digital Media

ByYOSHITAKA MŌRI

part |2 pages

Aft erword

chapter 13|8 pages

Maintaining Artistic Integrity and Creative Control: A Conversation

Bywith Tatsurō Yamashita