'Fly-Day Chinatown' & Other UMJ Reissues Arrive as City Pop's Global Popularity Continues
The breakout popularity in recent years of a genre of retro J-pop collectively called 'city pop' isn't showing signs of settling down in 2022 and continues to expand its reach.
Numerous features on the reimported phenomenon continue to be released on radio, TV and online, and books on the subject are being published back-to-back in Japan. Reissues of both vinyl records and CDs are also flourishing.
Explaining the genesis of this movement is a topic for another article, but one thing that can be said for certain is that Internet culture played a major role.