J-Pop! Music East and West

August 24, 2012

America has a thing for Japanese culture. And since the U.S. and its allies occupied Japan after WWII, some Japanese have had a thing for American culture, music in particular.

Michael Bourdaghs talks with Jim Fleming about trading tunes across the Pacific.


Twenty-five years ago, I heard a variety of fascinating recordings which were brought back from Japan by a tourist who could not translate the labels. What recordings and artists could I access from here?

At about 5:19 there is a japanese surf rock track that I was hoping to get some information on

Terauchi Takeshi's "Tsugaru jongara bushi": http://youtu.be/LvgnjDzmZik

youtube has pulled that one!