Talk:Big in Japan (phrase)

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I would add to this article Deep Purple, wich is a good example of Big in Japan with their Made in Japan album (one of the live records most popular of all times). I don't edit the article by myself because my english is not very well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:43, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

No, Deep Purple is not a good example. They were huge in the West as well. Nobody made fun of them because they were big in Japan. Martin Rundkvist (talk) 19:54, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Spinal Tap[edit]

Would it be worth mentioning that the mockumentary "This is Spinal Tap", which lampoons many of the more frivolous aspects of rock and roll culture ends with the reunited band (after failing to get large gigs in America) going on a succesful Japanese Tour? Just a thought Rigourous (talk) 15:28, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Certainly, and Spinal Tap is currently mentioned in the article. Skierpage (talk) 11:30, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Foreign Music[edit]

As written on the article, Yōgaku is considered an established genre, as you can see its own category on Also, Yōgaku doesn't mean "foreign musical acts", it just means "foreign music" (Yō = abroad, gaku = music), more specifically, Western music. Try another decent dictionary or google translation. (talk) 15:34, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Try being less snippy, and watch your edit summaries, you'll make no friends with "crappy". Per WPMOS, music genres are not capitalized, which is what I fixed and will continue to fix. See Rock and roll for a good example.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 15:54, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
"crap"? Oh sorry man, but I was just trying to be ironic, as I've seen the term several times here. Anyway, music genres are not capitalized - ok, I've found a good source. (talk) 16:34, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

More famous than a F1 World Champion?[edit]

Quoting "Australian kickboxer Peter Graham is way more known than Jenson Button (a world-wide famous Australian F1 driver who, in Japan, is only known as a former boyfriend of a Japanese fashion model)"

Since when Graham is more famous in Japan than Button, and since when the 2009 F1 World Champion was Australian. Note that I shall be removing this claim is there is no reliable third party source can be found to support this fact.


Queen was "big in Japan"? Based on what?-- (talk) 18:28, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, and Bon Jovi? What about Living on a prayer? It's my life? Have a nice day? Those were all pretty popular! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mackattack1991 (talkcontribs) 01:24, 22 March 2014 (UTC)