Perfect Beat, Vol 3, No 4 (1998)

DOMESTIC EXOTICISM A recent trend in Japanese popular music

Issued Date: 5 Oct 2015


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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DOI: 10.1558/prbt.v3i4.28736


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