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Japan

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

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...

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...

Supercell's Supercell featuring Hatsune Miku

Keisuke Yamada

Keisuke Yamada is a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is currently working on a long-term ethnographic project involving the shamisen (Japanese three-stringed instrument) in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and North America, especially focusing on the transnational circulation of the materials from which the instrument is made. His work has appeared in Asian Music, Ethnomusicology Review, and the Journal of World Popular Music, among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

33 1/3 Books

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...The lead singer on Supercell’s eponymous first album is Hatsune Miku—a Vocaloid character created by Crypton Future Media with voice synthesizers. A virtual superstar, over 100,000 songs, uploaded mostly by fans, are attributed to her....

Fukuoka

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Koji Kondo

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...In his myriad compositions for Nintendo video games, Koji Kondo created some of the medium’s most memorable music. Born in Nagoya in 1961, Kondo began studying the organ at age five. Prior to studying at the Osaka University of the Arts...

Tôhoku and Hokkaidô

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: Sendai: 1,024,000 (2003); Sapporo: 1.858.0 (2003) Hokkaido, which was inhabited by the aboriginal people Ainu, is the second-largest of the four major islands in Japan, being located at the northern end...

Okinawa

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 1,329,000 (2003) Okinawa Prefecture consists of numerous small islands, which are located in the far southwest corner of Ky^shô. The capital city, Naha, on the main island, Okinawa, was a trading port...

Tokyo

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 12,380,000 (2003) Tôkyô, which is home to some 10 percent of the population of Japan and is located on the Pacific side of central Honshô with Tôkyô Bay on the southeast, has been the capital of Japan...

Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack

Andrew Schartmann

Andrew Schartmann holds degrees in music from McGill and Yale University. He is the author of Maestro Mario and the assistant editor of DSCH Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

33 1/3 Books

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...Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. (1985) score redefined video game music. With under three minutes of music, Kondo put to rest an era of bleeps and bloops—the sterile products of a lab environment—replacing it with one in which game sounds...