Tokyo ON #039: This is Japan


With the World Cup in the background, Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong decides to examine the topic of Japanese national identity through music. Seeking to understand what makes up Japan and why national pride is a particularly complex issue for people here, Royce takes a look at both the ideals and realities of Japan today, touching on various cultural phenomena and recent events. Anime, robots, J-pop, soccer, preserving harmony, apologizing profusely, hidden poverty, death from overwork…this is Japan.

Edoga Sullivan - JAPONICA!!!
Shiina Ringo - NIPPON
COMA-CHI - This is Japan
Yuzu - ガイコクジンノトモダチ
Nomiya Maki - 世界は愛を求めてる

Royce Leong