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The beauty and culture of cities like Tokyo have inspired some truly great songs about Japan. Whether it's about being big in Japan, or you feel like you're turning Japanese, these are the best songs about Japan as a subject, ranked by your votes. 

With technology and economic competition, Japan was a big influence in the 80's. The decade saw a huge trend in crafting  great songs about Japan, none more awesomely pop than "Turning Japanese" by the Vapors and "Mr. Robot" by Styx. Even crusaders U2 crafted great songs about Japan with "The Unforgettable Fire" - inspired by an art exhibit by Hiroshima's survivors. A few of the best Japan songs over the decades also include The Flaming Lips' awesome "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt. 1 (and pt.2) " and the foot-stomping classic "Woman from Tokyo" by Deep Purple.

Which of these do you think is the best song about Japan? Vote your favorite to the top and add your own favorites in the comment section below.
 
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Mr. Roboto Styx

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Big in Japan Alphaville

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Godzilla Blue Öyster Cult

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Turning Japanese The Vapors

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Woman from Toyko Deep Purple

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Big in Japan Tom Waits

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Somewhere Near Japan The Beach Boys

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Tokyo Girl Ace of Base

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Enola Gay Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

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Japanese Boy Aneka

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Tokyo Road Bon Jovi

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kitsune added Going Back to Okinawa Ry Cooder

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Japan in a Dishpan Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

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Love in Tokyo The Honeycombs

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Tokyo Nights Bee Gees

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Welcome to Japan The Strokes

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Tokyo Joe Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music

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Tokyo Rose U.K. Subs

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Japanese Banana - David Savile... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About Japan

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Synthphase is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Japan
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Tokyo Storm Warning Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Elvis Costello

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Love Letter to Japan The Bird and the Bee

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Move to Japan The Band

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Konichiwa Bitches is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Japan

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kitsune added Back Street of Tokyo Brian Setzer

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Over Tokyo Collective Soul

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Tokyo Traffic The Dave Brubeck Quartet

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Harajuku Girls Gwen Stefani

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MartinAustin added Life in Tokyo Japan

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Anarchy in Tokyo 30 Seconds to Mars

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kitsune added Fujiyama Mama Pearl Harbour

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Japan Count Basie

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Love From Tokyo Rita Coolidge

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Tokyo A Flock of Seagulls

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Outside Tokyo The Stranglers

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Tokyo Thompson Twins

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Roy Arnold added Lights of Tokyo The Gentlemen

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