9 Japanese popular music in Hong Kong

What does TK present?

Masashi Ogawa



With the rise of a popular music industry in Hong Kong, the influx of popular music from elsewhere has had a significant role in Hong Kong's popular music scene. Similarly, Japanese popular music has had a dominant effect since the 1980s. However, there has been considerable variation in the extent to which such transnational flows have occurred over the past few decades. This chapter examines contemporary representations of Japanese songs and singers in terms of differences in reception and production between Hong Kong listeners and those Japanese music-makers who attempt to promote their music in a Hong Kong market.

Initially this chapter will review the history of ...

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