Post Bubble Culture

Although the economy have sunk greatly during the post bubble period, the music of Japan seemed to culturaly prosper.  New genres of music rose such as Visual-kei, a rock band with an emphasis on the ‘visual’ appearance of artists (ex: X-Japan), and Sibuya-kei, stylish mixture of house, bosa nova and other musical components (ex: M-flo).

Unlike other genres of music, the pop/idol music of Japan during this era was quite much dominated by the female artists; Artsit like Utada Hikaru (left), and Aiko gained universal pupolarity regardless age groups and genders.