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The Guide to Getting Into City Pop, Tokyo’s Lush 80s Nightlife Soundtrack
Once derided as MOR muzak for yuppies, the glitzy genre that drew on funk, soul, disco, and lounge has become beloved by collectors and experimenters. Here's where to start.
An 80s Japanese Track Is the Best Pop Song in the World
How “Plastic Love,” by Mariya Takeuchi, captures the push-and-pull between heartbreak and love.