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Japan

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 127,620,000 (2003) Japan, called Nippon or Nihon domestically, is located off the east coast of the Asian continent, and consists of an archipelago extending from northeast to southwest, with its size slightly larger...

Taiwan

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 23,000,000 (2004) Taiwan, also known as the Republic of China on Taiwan, is an island country straddling the Tropic of Cancer. Shaped by the movement of the Pacific Plate and the Asiatic Continental Shelf, Taiwan...

Pusan

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,474,300 (2004) Pusan (or Busan), South Korea’s second-largest city with a land area of 168 sq miles (436 sq km), is also its largest port. The city is located at the southeastern tip of the Korean...

Pakistan

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 150,000,000 (2003) Pakistan is an independent Islamic republic that came into being in 1947 upon the partition of British India. Culturally and geographically, it occupies a strategic cultural position between South...

Japanese Religion and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...At the loud cry of the priest, Ferreira did not so much as raise his head. Eyes lowered he answered like a puppet without emotion: ‘This country is a swamp. In time you will come to see that for yourself. This country is a more terrible...

Chinese Religions and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...In this chapter, Note on transliteration: Throughout this chapter, Mandarin pinyin is used for most Chinese words and phrases. However, for song titles or quoted lyrics, either Mandarin or Cantonese pinyin are used, depending...

Hamamatsu

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 582,120 (2000) Hamamatsu, the second-largest city in Shizuoka Prefecture, is situated on the west bank of the Tenryô River in the center of Japan’s major island, Honshô, near...

Mizoram

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 891,058 (2001)Mizoram is a state in the southern tip of northeast India; Aizawl is its capital. During British rule the region was known as Lushai Hills, and was included in the Assam administration. In post-Independence India...

Srinagar

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 894,940 (2001)Srinagar, in Kashmir, is the capital of the Jammu and Kashmir State, which consists of different ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. The three broad regions of the State are Jammu, which has a Hindu majority,...

Fukuoka

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,341,489 (2000) Fukuoka, the capital of Fukuoka Prefecture and the largest city on the southern island of Ky^shô, has been important as the political, economic and cultural center of northern Kyôshô since...