06 - Todays Topics: Midterm - Average is 25 Using English...

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Today’s Topics: Midterm - Average is 25 Using English in J-pop o Female writers/composers Female Pop Icons o Namie Amuro o Hamasaki Ayumi o Utada Hikaru o Koda Kumi Beautiful Boy as Perfect Female Fantasy o o SMAP o Korean Boy Bands Dreams Come True (Band) 1988 “Sankyu” (1995) - Thank You (Arigato) o women - lighter feeling and being cool “Winter Song” (1994) (in English) o women - expressing strong personal emotions - Japanese pop music entertainment is a male dominated industry, so the songs are written in the male perspective even though the performer is a female. - The use of English words helps to reduce the conflicts in meaning in the Japanese language. For example, the song, Diamond, uses the word diamond as a reference to money. By doing so, the meaning is less vulgar. - To Japanese, the Western culture is modern. Female singers used English to express the female perspective in a less vulgar way that cannot be done in the Japanese language - The song, “Sankyu,” creates an untraditional break up, where women are strong and careful about
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course MUS 15 taught by Professor Palter during the Winter '07 term at UCSD.

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