Is Western mainstream music popular in Japan?
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Posted 3/9/14
I've been wondering...is the music you hear on mainstream radio stations in America and Europe popular in Japan? Are American and European music artists popular there?

What do you guys think?
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Yes.
Posted 3/9/14
I don't think so ,at least not the very popular pop and hiphop stars.
Not even Rock or metal bands.

one thing I know though.Avril Lavigne and Linkin park is damn popular in Japan.they performed many times there
maybe BFMV too.
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Pretty sure they are if they're a top 10 act here already. usually bands who are past their peak or never hit it big domestically, hence the saying "big in Japan". however of many biggest and obsessive music junkies I've met were Japanese and literally they have record stores that cater to every niche sound or rare records you could ever imagine, and I'm talking about non-Japanese and other non-Asian music.
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