J-Pop, short for Japanese Pop, became the mainstream music of Japan in the early ’90s. Mostly influenced by traditional Japanese music, pop and rock songs of the ’60s, electronic synth-pop and pop-rock from the’70s, technopop, city pop, and Shibuya-kei from the 80’s to the ’90s. Shibuya-kei is a musical genre that originated from the city of Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan. No wonder why Shibuya ranked as one of the Best Nightlife Districts because of the entertainment industry that has flourished all these years.
What makes J-Pop stand out from other Asian Pop music is its use of a unique kind of pronunciation similar to the English language. During the early 2000s, contemporary R&B and hip hop began to gain recognition as mainstream music in Japan. What makes J-Pop stand out from other Asian Pop music is its use of a unique kind of pronunciation similar to the English language. Also, as Japanese Pop Music progressed over the years, classifications had been added which includes Club Music, Punk, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Anime and Visual Kei. For the past 10 years, anime music dominated the market, no wonder, the anime industry in Japan is worth a total of $20 Billion or 2.2 Trillion Yen. This has contributed to the fact that Japan was declared the second-largest market in the music industry in the world in 2014, with total revenue of $2.6 Billion. This has made Japanese Pop Music more alive than ever. For the past 10 years, anime music dominated the market, no wonder, the anime industry in Japan is worth $20 Billion or 2.2 Trillion Yen. In Japan, the best-selling pop artists of all time are Mr. Children. Southern All Stars, Ayumi Hamasaki, and DREAMS COME TRUE. Nowadays, Idol sengoku jidai or known as the Japanese idol groups has conquered the industry. These are mostly composed of all-girls or all-boys singing and dancing groups.
J-Pop covers all different genres and has now become mainstream music in Japan. Credits to the great influence of J-Pop, even popular restaurants, and cafés in Tokyo has been inspired by the music. One of the biggest and most renowned J-Pop inspired café is located in Shibuya, downtown Tokyo. It is considered as one of the best entertainment and music venues patronized by the people of Tokyo and is even one of the must-visit for foreign nationals who want to experience the thrill of downtown Tokyo’s nightlife. For music enthusiasts who want to learn more about the culture, diversity, and uniqueness of Japanese Pop is visit J-Pop Music Style Café. Famous local bands, idol groups perform, live in the venue and would be a great opportunity to meet your favorite artists personally.
Music, they say, brings people together. Whether it’s J-Pop, J-Rock or a whole different genre, it is an undeniable fact that music is an essential part of our lives. Life is short, and we should enjoy it with good friends, tasteful music, and create unforgettable memories with our loved ones. Enjoy the fun and music at J-Pop Music Style Café.