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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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Turning Japanese The Vapors

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Mr. Roboto Styx

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57 40
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Big in Japan Alphaville

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38 26
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Godzilla Blue Öyster Cult

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23 14
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Big in Japan Tom Waits

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Woman from Toyko Deep Purple

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Somewhere Near Japan The Beach Boys

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Tokyo Road Bon Jovi

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18 21
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Enola Gay Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

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9 12
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Tokyo Joe Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music

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9 12
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Japanese Boy Aneka

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10 14
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Welcome to Japan The Strokes

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0 1
Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Japan
RichardGrant added Tokyo Pinker Tones - https://youtu.be/6UyJv_hTsxE

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Japan in a Dishpan Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

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The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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9 14
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Tokyo Storm Warning Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Elvis Costello

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9 14
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Tokyo Girl Ace of Base

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12 18
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Love Letter to Japan The Bird and the Bee

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11 17
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Harajuku Girls Gwen Stefani

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7 12
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Tokyo Rose U.K. Subs

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4 8
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9 15
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6 11
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kitsune added Going Back to Okinawa Ry Cooder

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3 7
Synthphase is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Japan
CandyDitches added Synthphase

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Tokyo Nights Bee Gees

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5 10
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TheWelshGuy added Life in Tokyo Japan

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5 10
Japanese Banana - David Savile... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Japan

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5 10
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Love in Tokyo The Honeycombs

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4 9
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Tokyo Traffic The Dave Brubeck Quartet

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5 11
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5 11
Konichiwa Bitches is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About Japan

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Move to Japan The Band

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4 10
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kitsune added Back Street of Tokyo Brian Setzer

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5 13
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Tokyo A Flock of Seagulls

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2 9
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Over Tokyo Collective Soul

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2 9
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Love From Tokyo Rita Coolidge

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3 11
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kitsune added Fujiyama Mama Pearl Harbour

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3 12
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Outside Tokyo The Stranglers

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4 14
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Roy Arnold added Lights of Tokyo The Gentlemen

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2 10
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Japan Count Basie

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