J-MELO Research 2015

  1. 2016
  2. 2015
  3. 2014
  4. 2013
  5. 2012
  6. 2011
  7. 2010
  8. 2016 日本語
  9. 2015 日本語
  10. 2014 日本語
  11. 2013 日本語
  12. 2012 日本語
  13. 2011 日本語
  14. 2010 日本語

Team J-MELO enjoys lots of feedback from viewers. As of 1 March 2016, we had received messages and other input from viewers in 157 countries and territories.

From 29 July to 18 September 2015, we invited viewers to take part in an online survey about themselves, the show, and Japanese music. (We announced the survey in our international and domestic broadcasts on 27 July 2015 and on the J-MELO website.) We got valid responses from 574 people in 75 countries and territories. We hope you find the results interesting.


  • Responses by country (top 10)

  • responses by region

  • Proportions of respondents by gender and age group

  • Occupations

  • Q1

    How do you usually watch J-MELO?

  • Q2

    Where do you get information on Japanese music? Please choose every applicable answer.

  • Q3

    What genre(s) of Japanese music do you like? Please choose every applicable answer.

  • Q4

    Among acts that have released million-selling albums in Japan since 1988, which do you know? Indicate all of the acts you know.
     Indicated acts (top 10 from longer list) and numbers of times indicated

    Data courtesy of the Recording Industry Association of Japan

  • Q5

    If a Japanese artist you like performed in your country, how much (in US dollars) should a ticket cost?

  • Q6

    In what language do you think Japanese artists should sing?

  • Q7

    What do you think is necessary for Japanese music to become better known in your country? Please choose up to three answers.

  • Q8

    Please give us your opinions of the Japanese government's Cool Japan strategy.
     (1) Do you know what is being done under the Cool Japan strategy?

  • Q9

    How/where do you mainly listen to Japanese music? Please choose up to three answers.

  • Q10

    Other than music, what aspects of Japanese culture interest you? Please choose every applicable answer.

Yoshitaka Mouri, Tetsu Nakano, Department of Musical
Creativity and the Environment, Tokyo University of the Arts