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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...

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...

Hamamatsu

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

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...

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...

Shônan

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 1,325,000 (2000) The Shonan region is the name given to the coastal area of Sagami Bay in central Japan, covering – from east to west – Kamakura, Fujisawa, Chigasaki, Hiratsuka, Oiso, Ninomiya and Odawara. Zushi...

T’aipei

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 2,880,000 (2000) T’aipei is the capital of the Republic of China on Taiwan. As the country’s administrative and commercial center, the city has long been a site for the introduction of new musical currents. It has...

Yōko Kanno's Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack

Rose Bridges

Rose Bridges is a Ph.D. student in musicology at the University of Texas-Austin, USA researching film music and sound, especially animation and popular music of the 1960s-80s. She is also a regular editorial contributor to Anime News Network, the most read English-language news site for Japanese anime and manga. 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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...Cowboy Bebop is one of the most beloved anime series of all time, and if you ask its fans why, you can expect to hear about its music. Composer Yoko Kanno created an eclectic blend of jazz, rock, lullabies, folk and funk (to list just...

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...