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5 Famous Japanese singers to make your Japanese learning more fun

There are many ideas to improve the way you learn new languages. For people who are always been fascinated by Japan as well as Japanese cultures. As part of Japanese modern cultures, we know that J-Pop songs are famous around the world. One way to dive deeper into learning about Japan and Japanese language, can be done through various ways, including the fun way, such as learning Japanese through music or song.

We can boost our Japanese skill or even our Japanese vocabulary through listening to a lot of the Japanese songs. There are a lot of Japanese songs, so what kind of songs or the music which will be great to be used as a way for learning Japanese? Then, what is the recommended genre for the songs which can be used to learn Japanese?

Actually, we can enjoy any kinds of songs from any genre. However, here are the recommendations of Japanese artists and songs that you can use as references for your Japanese learning.

1. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu ・ きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ

Other than a music artist, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is also a fashion role model for many young Japanese girls in Japan. She defines the new eccentricity and kawaii of Japan. Although almost all of her lyrics does not make any sense at all, you can learn Japanese by taking a challenge to find the mysteries behind her songs.

Here are some titles Kyary Pamyu Pamyu songs.
きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ - 最&高 [Full ver.] , kyary pamyu pamyu - Sai & Co [Full ver.]
Source: Youtube
きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ 12thシングル「最&高」 2016年4月20日発売  Produced by Yasutaka Nakata(CAPSULE) ▪️初回限定盤 品番:WPZL-31156/57(CD+DVD)2,000円+税 CD M1. 最&高(「コカ・コーラ」スタンプボトルCMソング) M2. コスメティックコースター(「ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン® きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅXRライド テーマソング」) M3. もんだいガール –extended mix- M4. 最&高…
きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ - もんだいガール, kyary pamyu pamyu - Mondai Girl
Source: Youtube
きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ 10th Single「もんだいガール」 produced by 中田ヤスタカ(CAPSULE) Director:田向潤 Stylist:飯嶋久美子(IUGO) Hair & Makeup:スズキミナコ Producer:高山宏司(TC…
Kyari Pamyu Pamyu Official Website

2. Utada Hikaru ・ 宇多田 ヒカル (うただ ひかる)

Who doesn't know Utada Hikaru? She is famous and well-known worldwide. The reasons why Utada Hikaru is one of the recommended artists is because many of her songs are slow tempo and sung clearly.
Here are some titles of Utada Hikaru songs.
宇多田ヒカル - First Love
Source: Youtube
1999年4月28日発売 サードシングル(TBS 系ドラマ「魔女の条件」主題歌)。大ヒットアルバム「First Love」からのシングルカット。ハイスピードカメラを用いたシーンが印象的なビデオ。 ----- Utada Hikaru - First Love Hikki's 3rd single, released on Apr. 28, 1999. (also the theme song for the drama "Majo no Joken" (TBS Network)). The…
宇多田ヒカル - Prisoner Of Love
Source: Youtube
フジテレビ系ドラマ「ラスト・フレンズ」主題歌。このCLIPでは宇多田ヒカルの実際に使用している機材を持ち込み、彼女の創作活動を、リアルに再現している。 ----- Utada Hikaru - Prisoner Of Love Theme song for the TV drama "Last Friends" (Fuji TV Network). The equipment used in this clip is what Hikki actually uses for…


RADWIMPS is a Japanese rock band. The reason why RADWIMPS is good for Japanese learning is because their songs are often poetic and meaningful. Their songs are beautiful.

Here are some titles of RADWIMPS songs.
Source: Youtube
RADWIMPSミュージックビデオ オーダーメイド
me me she RADWIMPS MV
Source: Youtube
RADWIMPSミュージックビデオme me she

4. Perfume ・ パフューム

Perfume is a Japanese pop all female group. The reason why Perfume is recommended for your Japanese learning is because songs by Perfume seems to have a lot of energy. You can feel more motivation and power after listening to Perfume songs and try to understand the lyrics. You can also enjoy their artistic video clips too.

Here are some titles of Perfume songs.
[MV] Perfume「ねぇ」
Source: Youtube
Perfume 「ねぇ」 "Nee" 2010.11.10 on sale 「NATURAL BEAUTY BASIC」CMソング ■iTunes: http://www.itunes.com/perfume ■レコチョク: http://recochoku.com/perfume/ ■mora: http://mora.jp/artist/161648/0
[Lyric Video] Perfume 「Hold Your Hand」
Source: Youtube
「Hold Your Hand」のLyric Video(short ver.)は、 Perfumeと手を取って歩んでくれている、そして多くのものを 一緒に創り上げてくれているスタッフ・関係者の手を借りて制作された、 Perfume初のLyric Videoです。 このLyric Videoの続きを、いつもPerfumeを支え、力強く応援して くれているファンの皆さんの手を借りてFull…
Perfume Official Site

5. Ayumi Hamasaki ・ 浜崎あゆみ (はまさきあゆみ)

Of course, you know Ayumi Hamasaki, she is famous around the world. Ayumi Hamasaki is often compared to Madona. The great part about Ayumi Hamasaki is that she seems to work on everything by her self. She wrote her own lyrics, produced her own music, and also co-composed her music. The reason why Ayumi Hamasaki is good for your Japanese learning is because you should be able to feel the passion the songs by Ayumi Hamasaki. She deserves respect from the passionate aura she put in her works.

Here are some titles of songs by Ayumi Hamasaki.
Ayumi Hamasaki-A Song For XX ( english subtitle )
Source: Youtube
I do not own this video.it's belong to avex.
浜崎あゆみ / Dearest
Source: Youtube
浜崎あゆみ「Dearest」のミュージックビデオ ayumi hamasaki "Dearest" music video
ayumi hamasaki(浜崎あゆみ) official website


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  • shirokitsune
    Now I would add Shina Ringo as she is my all time favorite artist but the Japanese is very difficult and not very useful for everyday interactions haaha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECxBHhMc7oI
  • beeant
    oh ya, the music is considerably slow tempo, but the way she speaks is like Japanese yankee. lol
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