Japanese Music Japanese Post-punk Bands List

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List of Japanese Post-punk bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as Post-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 Post-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 Post-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.

List features L'Arc-en-Ciel, cali≠gari and more bands.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular Post-punk bands from Japan?" and "Which Post-punk bands started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.
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L'Arc-en-Ciel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Japanese Post-punk Bands List
Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, New Prog

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cali≠gari is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Post-punk Bands List
Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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SADS is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Post-punk Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

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Boøwy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Post-punk Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock, Music of Japan

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Tomoko Kawase is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Post-punk Bands List
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Susumu Hirasawa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Post-punk Bands List
Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave

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The Mad Capsule Markets is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Post-punk Bands List
Synthpunk, Industrial rock, Electronic music

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Shonen Knife is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Post-punk Bands List
Pop punk, Indie pop, Garage rock

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By-Sexual is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Post-punk Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Visual kei

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deadman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Post-punk Bands List
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Hardcore punk

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RADWIMPS is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Post-punk Bands List
Rock music, Emo, Rapcore