Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon: A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop

By Michael K. Bourdaghs

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From the beginning of the American Occupation in 1945 to the post-bubble period of the early 1990s, popular music provided Japanese listeners with a much-needed release, channeling their desires, fears, and frustrations into a pleasurable and fluid art. Pop music allowed Japanese artists and audiences to assume various identities, reflecting the country's uncomfortable pos From the beginning of the American Occupation in 1945 to the post-bubble period of the early 1990s, popular music

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Book details

Paperback, 285 pages
February 14th 2012 by Columbia Univesity Press

(first published January 1st 2011)

Original Title
Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon: A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop
ISBN
0231158750 (ISBN13: 9780231158756)
Edition Language
English

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