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Are Japanese artists becoming too "Americanized"?
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Posted 4/27/07
i dont get it, why is it that when something or someone changes their way of doing things, tye call it AMERICANIZED? like its america a country whats so special about it. no offense
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Posted 4/27/07
wow...the first post looked like smth i would get at an exam. DISCUSS!! haha

but i think a lot of jap have their own styles...who knows maybe the americans stole stuff. haha.
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Posted 4/27/07
Japan has been Americanized since the end of WWII, if you haven't noticed.

Need evidence? Baseball.
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Posted 4/28/07
i say: colonial mentality. its a disease and a lot of countries seem to be affected not just japan
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Posted 4/28/07
erm a lot of japanese artist look up to or like american artist...whats wrong with that? Just like how you look up to all that is asian, and advert your attention from things from your native born place, is how they were influenced...

why doesnt anyone every see it that way oi...

and its not like nihon is lacking in tradition

and a lot of american music has asian themes to it now...so artist just give and take what works for them, or what they like...

seriously anytime these dumb threads having america in the title it turns into an american bashing thread which is getting really old

and I find it interesting that America is lmae and stupid for copying and remaking asian movies, but when japan copies american music its still america who is to blame...wts?
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28 / F / Toronto
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Posted 4/28/07
nowadays everything is becoming americanized........ its not just Japanese artists, its everyone and everything
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Posted 10/25/07
everything? i still think that the best things come from japan...
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Posted 10/25/07
Current japanese culture reminds me of the American 80s [hair and dress for instance haha]--- time of eccentric discovery
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Posted 10/25/07

faye3693 wrote:

i dont get it, why is it that when something or someone changes their way of doing things, tye call it AMERICANIZED? like its america a country whats so special about it. no offense


yeah why..?

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Posted 10/25/07
yup...increasing amount of F words in music...
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Posted 11/4/07
Really? If anything, I thought it was the other way around...
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Posted 11/4/07
I think they just got influenced a little. They aren't what you call "too americanized" . But perhaps people tend to sterotype open-minded thinking such as more revealing clothes as "Americanized".
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Posted 11/4/07
Well, if you do associate flamboyant dressing & attitude as 'americanized'
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Posted 11/5/07
Apparently nobody noticed that every J-pop singer uses at least a few English lines in their songs. And I heard a song from Utada Hikaru where she only sings in English. So yes, the music is kind of becoming americanized.
It's simple: english appeals to the teenage audience. Also, the reason there aren't much asian artists in the top 40, is because they sing their own language. If they'd sing english, they could sell their songs worldwide.

I don't think it's a pity, when two cultures merge there can be good things coming out of it. Like my country, we hardly ever see singers using my country's language. Singers from our country all sing english, I don't know why, but it sounds better. I always wondered how American people listen to their music, since they understand every word of it.

But ok, back to asian artists. I think they are, indeed, becoming americanized. I don't think it necessarily has to be a bad thing.
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Posted 11/5/07

fr33z3r wrote:

well thats a stupid question. everything is americanized


I certainly hope sushi isn't! (hehe)
But yeah, I suppose Japanese music is "Americanized" or whatever... Every song has at least one english word, as I think someone else pointed out... But then again, Japan does have a history of taking some other culture and making it theirs (or would it be "ours", in my case??)- kanji, for example, taken from the Chinese, as well as Buddhism. But it's okay to me whether Japanese singers are peppering their songs with English or looking up to American or any other singers as long as the music sounds good
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