1. kayōkyoku; form of Japanese popular music that developed during the Showa era
2. (Western) pop songearly Showa era term
Wikipedia definition
3. Kayōkyokuis a Japanese pop music genre, which became a base of modern J-pop. The Japan Times describes kayōkyoku as "standard Japanese pop" or "Showa era pop". Kayōkyoku is Western-style-inspired music of Japan. Music in this genre is extremely varied as a result. Kayōkyoku in the narrower and more practical sense, however, excludes J-pop and enka.
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