J-MELO Research 2012

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From 22 June to 31 July 2012, we invited J-MELO viewers to take part in an online survey* about themselves, the show, and Japanese music. We got valid responses from 1,095 viewers in 88 countries and territories. We hope you find the results interesting.

*We announced the survey in our international broadcasts on 25 June, in our domestic broadcast on 31 June, and on the J-MELO website.


  • Numbers of respondents by country

  • Proportions of viewers by region

  • Numbers of respondents by gender and age group

  • Q1

    How do you usually watch J-MELO?

  • Q2

    Where do you get information on Japanese music? (Multiple answers allowed.)

  • Q3

    Japanese music is often called "J-pop". Do you use this name for it?

  • Q4

    What's your impression of the term "J-pop"?

  • Q5

    What genre(s) of Japanese music do you like? (Multiple answers allowed.)

  • Q6

    How/where do you mainly listen to Japanese music? (Up to three answers allowed.)

  • Q7

    Other than music, what aspects of Japanese culture interest you? (Multiple answers allowed.)

  • Q8

    Do you enjoy Japanese music in ways other than listening to it?

  • Q9

    1) Other than Japanese music, what kind(s) of music do you listen to? (Multiple answers allowed.)


    2) Do you listen to K-pop (Korean popular music)?

    3) What proportion of the music you listen to is Japanese?

  • Q10

    What do you think is necessary for Japanese music to become better known outside Japan?

  • Q11

    Have you attended (or just heard of) any Japanese cultural event(s) and/or club meeting(s) in the area where you live?

  • Q12

    What do you think of the name "J-MELO"?

Yoshitaka Mouri, Sota Takahashi and Ryosuke Hidaka, Department of Musical Creativity and the Environment, Tokyo University of the Arts