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Best Japanese Music Artists

Japanese music can encompasses a wide number of genres and artists. For some, music of Japan could signify the traditional music that's associated with Japanese history. For others, it can allude to Japanese bands and Japanese pop singers. While traditional Japanese music is obviously different than the Western influenced Japanese bands that emerged during the last century, Japanese music artists' sound varies and thus, generations of Japanese people are attracted to the sounds that come from their native land. No matter what your definition is - either old or new - Japanese bands and singers are some of the most popular in the world. 

So, what are the best Japanese bands? On such a widely defined list of Japanese music artists has to include the likes of the GazettE, YUI, Nightmare, Alice Nine, NEWS, SMAP and Stereopony. While some of these Japanese bands are from the new generation, they're still considered to be some of the best that Japan has to offer. These Japanese bands have catchy songs and have charted multiple times. This includes all good Japanese music and the best Japanese music.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Japanese bands. The music of Japan varies widely, so pick who you think should be considered the best. This list answers the questions "who are the best music of Japan bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest music of Japan musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular music of japan bands that you might've heard of. (155 items)


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    Fukuoka, Japan

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    Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

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    Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

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    Japan

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    Kusatsu, Japan

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    Akihabara, Japan Labrador RetrieverBillboard Japan Music AwardsHot 100 Single Sales of the Year

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    Osaka, Japan

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    Tokyo, Japan

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    Japan

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    Chiba, Japan

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    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

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    Hiroshima, Japan

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    Nagoya, Japan

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    Fukuoka, Japan

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    Hayama, Japan

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    Tokyo, Japan

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    Akihabara, Japan

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    Tokyo, Japan

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    Sendai, Japan

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    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

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    Matsusaka, Japan

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    Innoshima, Japan

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    Tokyo, Japan

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    Japan

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    Osaka, Japan

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    Chiba Prefecture

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    Seoul, South Korea

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    Tokyo, Japan

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    Japan

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    Moriguchi, Japan

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    Tokyo, Japan

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    Fukuoka, Japan

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    Tokyo, Japan

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    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

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    Kyoto, Keihanshin, Japan

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    Higashi-osaka, Japan

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    Japan

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    Sapporo, Japan

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    Tokyo, Japan

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    Tokyo, Japan

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