List of Japanese new wave bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as new wave solo artists from Japan are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Japanese music that you've never heard before. The new wave bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Japan. If you think the best Japanese new wave band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.
This list features bands like Yellow Magic Orchestra and Buck-Tick.If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular new wave bands from Japan?" and "Which new wave bands started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.