Japanese Music Japanese Power Pop Bands List

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

With bands ranging from The Pillows to BEAT CRUSADERS, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular Power pop bands from Japan?" and "Which Power pop 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 Power Pop Bands List
Pop punk, Power pop, Alternative rock

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Beat Crusaders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Pop rock

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Buck-Tick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

4
Glay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Asian Kung-Fu Generation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Antic Cafe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Spitz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Rock music, J-pop, Power pop

8
Nana Mizuki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Music in Japanese animation, Rock music, J-pop

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Tokio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Elephant Kashimashi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Grunge

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Tetsuya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Pop rock, Power pop, Alternative rock

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Fujifabric is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Power pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Mr. Children is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Hiroshi Takano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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Chatmonchy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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Misako Uno is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
J-pop, Power pop, Pop rock

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SUEMITSU & THE SUEMITH is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Piano rock, J-pop, Power pop

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Straightener is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Power pop

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Sambomaster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Rock music, Power pop, Alternative rock

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AKB48 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Girl group, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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Puffy AmiYumi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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Morning Musume is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Girl group, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

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Acid Black Cherry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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Perfume is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Electronic music

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Whiteberry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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Megamasso is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Pop punk, Indie, Rock music

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高橋瞳 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Supercar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Synthpop, Shoegazing, Rock music

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Golden Bomber is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Pop rock

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The Predators is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Power pop, Alternative rock, Hard rock

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Amoyamo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Amoyamo Synthpop, Power pop

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Babymetal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Rt Gavin added Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Eurobeat

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Japanese Power Pop Bands List
Rt Gavin added Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music