Christian JPOP - does it exist?

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Christian JPOP - does it exist?

Postby Tenshi no Ai » Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:59 pm

Just curious. I mean, if they have modern churches in Japan, then surely they have Christian JPOP/JROCK? Anyone know of any? (if it exists)
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Postby Psycho Ann » Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:23 pm

I actually think they do, depending on what your version of J-pop is. If it's Japanese people singing to pop music then I do believe there's Christian J-pop. I have a link to what I think is an japanese Christian radio but it's in my other computer. I'll try to post the link up later. ^^
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Postby Master Kenzo » Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:49 am

Ooh...that sounds awesome :D I'd love to see that link.
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Postby Tenshi no Ai » Sat Jul 17, 2004 8:07 am

Alright!!! Two great music elements coming together... I wonder what it'll be like...
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Postby Psycho Ann » Mon Jul 19, 2004 10:17 am

I think I actually found the link from one of the threads in CAA. And now, it seems the link isn't working!!! >_< The domain is still there though : http://www.gospel.ne.jp/

But I have no idea where the contents went ^^;; I *did* find the directory for the page... so I think you can still sample some of the music: http://www.gospel.ne.jp/~hironao/

Found on of the previous index pages as well: http://www.gospel.ne.jp/~hironao/Gj-stream.html

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Postby blkmage » Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:08 pm

I remember seeing Korean CCM at yesasia.
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Postby RoyalWing » Wed Jul 28, 2004 6:38 pm

Korean would be easier to find because there a much more South Korean Christian people? I think~
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Postby Bobtheduck » Mon Aug 02, 2004 4:24 am

Yeah... A much bigger percent of South Koreans are Christian than Japanese... Less than 1 percent of the Japanese population is Christian.

There is a thriving Japanese fellowship at the University across the street from me, so I'm hoping that some of them will go back to Japan and make Christian Jpop or Jrock.
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Postby Blitzkrieg1701 » Sat Sep 10, 2005 2:44 pm

I actually saw some Japanese praise and worship CDs at our local Goodwill store a few weeks ago. Couldn't afford them, though. :sniffle:
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Postby xCAFx » Sat Sep 10, 2005 6:26 pm

I was wodering about this to. I'm sure there is some its probably just underground; i mean like punk and stuff. There is an Indonesian Metal band called Kekal but thats the only Asian Christian band i know of.
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Postby Lynx » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:07 am

i dont think hyde is a christian. who knows though. isnt his new album called faith?
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Postby Joshua Christopher » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:35 pm

Lynx wrote:i dont think hyde is a christian. who knows though. isnt his new album called faith?


Hyde is *not* a Christian, it's just wishful thinking by some people, who see a reference to Christianity and make a big thing out of it. I hear it's popular in Japan to make references to America, and Christianity is usually considered something mysterious to them.
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Postby Kkun » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:41 pm

Joshua Christopher wrote:Hyde is *not* a Christian, it's just wishful thinking by some people, who see a reference to Christianity and make a big thing out of it. I hear it's popular in Japan to make references to America, and Christianity is usually considered something mysterious to them.


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Postby Joshua Christopher » Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:03 pm

Kkun wrote:Every time you post, Mr. Christopher, I think I get a little bit smarter. Thank you for posts like this.


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Postby TrigunX89 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:33 pm

Well, Christianity is on the rise in Japan, so I won't be surprised if we start hearing some Christian artists in the near future. ^_^d
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Postby Yumie » Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:27 pm

Hmmm, I'd say that song is generic enough that Josh's explanation could cover it.
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Postby skyblue » Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:34 pm

Wow. Those songs by that ZONE band are awesome. 0_0 And no wonder. I love J-pop!
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Postby MorwenLaicoriel » Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:18 am

^^ I thought you guys might be interested in this--my Mom works for a missions organazation called World Venture. One of their missionary couples in Japan--Ken and Bola--use music to witness to Japanese people. ^^

Here's the e-mail my Mom sent me:
Direct them to
http://www.kenandbola.com.
There is a link on there about Christian artists in Japan (mostly
music).
Also, I know that they have some type of competition or auditions or
something for Japanese musicians who write/perform original Japanese
Christian music of various types. Ken and Bola are very nice people and
I'm
sure would be happy to get email or whatever from interested people.
And by
the way, although they do the black gospel music, that isn't all they
do --
they do all different types of music and work with all different types
of
musicians and singers in Japan so I think they would know who to
connect
people to.

It sounds like Ken and Bola are doing a lot to help out Christian artists in Japan, so...who knows? Maybe one day we'll hear about a popular JPop band singing Christian lyrics. :thumb:
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Postby animewarrior » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:34 pm

UC might get irritated with this grave digging but I'm happy this thread was ressurected. My parents get irritated when I listen to J-Pop or J-Rock because they are like "well what do the lyrics mean?" and stuff like that. I just like the sound of it but hey I might check out some of these bands. XD
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Postby Debitt » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:39 pm

Since this is here, and a question has been posed, I don't think there's harm in replying to a gravedug thread.

Anyway, in regards to Hyde, I recall reading an interview with him that was released during the Faith album's US tour. If I remember correctly, he said he wasn't religious, though he had felt a powerful spiritual quality about places such as churches and cathedrals, and wanted to capture that feeling in the lyrics.
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Postby Tsukuyomi » Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:11 pm

Well, since it's here.. why not ^__^

There's a J-pop Christian station on Itunes Radio ^___^
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Postby Shilohan ninja » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:20 pm

Interesting. I've only recently discovered Jpop and Jrock through CAA and it looks and sounds interesting. Anyone know of any more links I could check out to listen to it and get more info? If you do, please reply or pm me with the links. I like expanding my horizons, especially in music.
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Postby guitargeekette » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:38 am

Tsukuyomi (post: 1235907) wrote:Well, since it's here.. why not ^__^

There's a J-pop Christian station on Itunes Radio ^___^


Oh right...J-Radio...it's kinda cool.
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Re: Christian JPOP - does it exist?

Postby FaithfulFox77 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:21 am

Supposedly YUI and Yuya Matsushita are Christians.
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