Songs The Best Songs About Japan  

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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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Styx

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Alphaville

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The Vapors

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Blue Öyster Cult

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Deep Purple

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Tom Waits

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The Beach Boys

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Bon Jovi

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Gwen Stefani

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Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

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Discovering Japan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Japan
McKinley Morganfield added

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ohnymarica added Eurythmics

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Discovering Japan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Japan
McKinley Morganfield added Graham Parker & the Rumours

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Aneka

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