Japanese Music Japanese Pop Punk Bands List

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List of Japanese pop punk bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as pop punk 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 pop punk 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 pop punk band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Artists on this list include The Pillows and Maximum the Hormone.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular pop punk bands from Japan?" and "Which pop punk bands started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.
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The Pillows is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Power pop, Alternative rock

2
Maximum the Hormone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Nu metal, Rock music

3
Beat Crusaders is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Pop rock

4
Asian Kung-Fu Generation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

5
Antic Cafe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

6
Flow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

7
Gackt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Neo-progressive rock, Pop punk, Synthpop

8
Hysteric Blue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Pop music, Ska

9
Straightener is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Power pop

10
Sug is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Electronic music

11
One Ok Rock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

12
Puffy AmiYumi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

13
Tomoko Kawase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

14
Kaela Kimura is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

15
Shonen Knife is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Indie pop, Garage rock

16
Melon Kinenbi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Pop music, J-pop

17
By-Sexual is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Visual kei

18
Megamasso is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Indie, Rock music

19
高橋瞳 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

20
FAKE? is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Synthpunk, Electronic music

21
Potshot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Ska punk, Ska

22
Kent Tachibana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Indie pop, Pop music

23
Hi-Standard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

24
Golden Bomber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Pop rock

25
Mongol 800 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Japanese Pop Punk Bands List
Pop punk, Ska punk, Ska