Japan Polled: Rock bands that represent Japan

How many Japanese rock bands can you name that you think define Japan’s rock scene? While many of these may not be familiar to those outside the island nation, it’s a good opportunity to introduce some of the best that Japan has to offer.

Here are the top artists, according to 9548 votes:

1. B’z (2964 votes)

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2. Southern All Stars (1263 votes)

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3. BOØWY (1187 votes)

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4. X JAPAN (1144 votes)

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5. Mr. Children (702 votes)

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6. L’Arc~en~Ciel (485 votes)

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7. THE BLUE HEARTS (351 votes)

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8. GLAY (298 votes)

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9. ONE OK ROCK (136 votes)

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10. Princess Princess (131 votes)

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11. Spitz (122 votes)

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12. Porno Graffiti (107 votes)

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13. Unicorn (81 votes)

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14. LUNA SEA (79 votes)

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15. REBECCA (36 votes)

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16. DIR EN GREY (35 votes)

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17. T-BOLAN (29 votes)

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18. Other

I’ll put in a vote for GOLDEN BOMBER (1 vote).

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Also, a friend noticed that you can easily tell if a band is from Japan if the band name is in ALL CAPS. They just can’t help themselves!

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