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Japan

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

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... its first chair, Toru Mitsui, began to get involved in a postgraduate program at Kanazawa University that encourages the academic study of popular music. In the late 1990s a handful of undergraduate classes on popular music were introduced...

Shônan

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

2

...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...

Fukuoka

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

2

...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...

Shamisen

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

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...The shamisen is a plucked, unfretted, three-stringed instrument developed from a prototype that was brought to the main islands of Japan in the mid-sixteenth century from the Ryûkyû island of Okinawa. This prototype was adapted...

Hamamatsu

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

2

...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...

Transformation inspired by the West (4)

Tōru Mitsui

Tōru Mitsui is Professor Emeritus of English and Music at Kanazawa University, Japan, where he taught the first postgraduate course in popular music studies in the country. He has been a corresponding editor for Popular Music since 1983, is on the Editorial Board of Popular Music History, and is an International Advisory Editor for Bloomsbury’s Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. His publications in English include Karaoke Around the World: Global Technology, Local Singing (co-edited with S. Hosokawa, 1998) and Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music in Japan : Transformation Inspired by the West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

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... 1930s (Mitsui 1992: 134–5). Western–Japanese hybrids within ryūkōka continued in the new decade in three contrasting types of song. In 1933, it prompted the huge popularity of the rollicking song “Tokyo Ondo” in January. Ondo, originally...

Transformation inspired by the West (7)

Tōru Mitsui

Tōru Mitsui is Professor Emeritus of English and Music at Kanazawa University, Japan, where he taught the first postgraduate course in popular music studies in the country. He has been a corresponding editor for Popular Music since 1983, is on the Editorial Board of Popular Music History, and is an International Advisory Editor for Bloomsbury’s Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. His publications in English include Karaoke Around the World: Global Technology, Local Singing (co-edited with S. Hosokawa, 1998) and Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music in Japan : Transformation Inspired by the West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... and Masao Sen, and composers such as Tadashi Yoshida, Tōru Funamura and Minoru Endō. Then, in 1970, the trend labelled enka found wider acceptance when Keiko Fuji’s song, “Keiko-no Yume-wa Yoru-hiraku” (Keiko’s Dream Unfolds at Night)...

Transformation inspired by the West (6)

Tōru Mitsui

Tōru Mitsui is Professor Emeritus of English and Music at Kanazawa University, Japan, where he taught the first postgraduate course in popular music studies in the country. He has been a corresponding editor for Popular Music since 1983, is on the Editorial Board of Popular Music History, and is an International Advisory Editor for Bloomsbury’s Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. His publications in English include Karaoke Around the World: Global Technology, Local Singing (co-edited with S. Hosokawa, 1998) and Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music in Japan : Transformation Inspired by the West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... they were as a medium for protest against the Vietnam War in 1969, see Mitsui 2013.) The season of political involvement came to an end around 1970, corresponding with such events as the automatic renewal of the Japan–US Security Treaty,...

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Tōru Mitsui

Tōru Mitsui is Professor Emeritus of English and Music at Kanazawa University, Japan, where he taught the first postgraduate course in popular music studies in the country. He has been a corresponding editor for Popular Music since 1983, is on the Editorial Board of Popular Music History, and is an International Advisory Editor for Bloomsbury’s Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. His publications in English include Karaoke Around the World: Global Technology, Local Singing (co-edited with S. Hosokawa, 1998) and Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music in Japan : Transformation Inspired by the West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Dance-band music The Taishō era was distinguished further by three musical developments. The first was dance-band music. Japan participated in the First World War (1914–18) on the side of the Allied Forces and established diplomatic...

Transformation inspired by the West (1)

Tōru Mitsui

Tōru Mitsui is Professor Emeritus of English and Music at Kanazawa University, Japan, where he taught the first postgraduate course in popular music studies in the country. He has been a corresponding editor for Popular Music since 1983, is on the Editorial Board of Popular Music History, and is an International Advisory Editor for Bloomsbury’s Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. His publications in English include Karaoke Around the World: Global Technology, Local Singing (co-edited with S. Hosokawa, 1998) and Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music in Japan : Transformation Inspired by the West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

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...This title article in nine sections, weaving its way through the whole book, is a much enlarged version of the main part of the introduction to Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music, edited by Tōru Mitsui and published by Routledge, pp....