Greatest Japanese Musicians

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1. Joe Hisaishi - Instrumental Music
2. Nobuo Uematsu - New Age
3. Yoko Kanno - New Age
4. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Instrumental Music

5. Kenji Kawai - Ambient
6. Akira Yamaoka - Ambient
7. DJ Krush - Hip Hop
8. Shigeru Umebayashi - Instrumental Music
9. Meiko Kaji - Pop Music
10. Kitaro - New Age

11. Akira Ifukube - Classical Music Composer
12. Kow Otani - Instrumental Music
13. Toru Takemitsu - Classical Music Composer
14. Yoko Ono - Experimental Music
15. Koji Kondo - Electronic Music
16. Fishmans - Dub
17. Mono - Post Rock
18. Yoko Shimomura - Instrumental Music
19. Yasunori Mitsuda - Instrumental Music
20. X Japan  -  Heavy Metal
21. Boris - Experimental Rock
22. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Synth Pop


23. the Pillows - Alternative Rock
24. Spitz - Pop/Rock
25. Les Rallizes Denudes - Psychedelic Rock
26. Cornelius - Electronic Music
27. Boredoms - Experimental Rock
28. The Seatbelts - Jazz Fusion
29. Michiru Yamane - Progressive Rock
30. Flower Travellin' Band - Psychedelic Rock

31. Happy End - Folk Rock
32. Seiji Ozawa - Classical Music Conductor

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No Susumu Hirasawa? This unique and amazing composer has scored Satoshi Kon's films, Berserk and has an impressive amount of quality solo work along with his band p-model. He definitely deserves a spot on this list.

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