I announced I was taking down Rock of Japan, and a few people expressed alarm. Denise at Anusaya.com was one of them, and she offered to put Rock of Japan on her server. I no longer wanted to do Rock of Japan, but I was happy to have what I had done continue to be available on the internet. Thanks to Dan Payne for recommending that I do the site. Thanks to Hitoshi Toyoda for helping me with translations and photography in the beginning. Thanks to Keiko Oka for translating for me faithfully for the bulk of the site’s eleven years. Thanks to Yuko Oz for stepping in at the tail end of the site, and doing an excellent job with translations as I tried to smoothly wind things down. Thanks to all the bands who inspired me, and thanks to all of you who cared what I had to say. There's lots of info here about Japanese rock--enjoy it, and buy yourself or someone you love a Rock of Japan T-shirt! Yes, you can still do that, and you can still email me. Rock of Japan is probably finished, but Denise has invited me to write for Anusaya if I get the craving. Keep rockin'!
Rock of Japan began in May 1999 and finally bowed out after eleven years in July 2010.
including: The 5,6,7,8s; Thee 50s Highteens; 54 Nude Honeys;
Afrirampo; The Amppez; Asakusa Jinta; Blankey Jet City; Blow Ones Cool; Boom Boom Satellites; Bo-Peep; The Brilliant
Green; The Captains; China Chop; Crawl; Dirtrucks; Ellegarden; The Emeralds; The Ends; Esrevnoc; Firestarter; Flamenco
A Go Go; Flip; Gasoline; Gitogito Hustler; Go Bangs; Grapevine; Green
Milk From The Planet Orange; Guinny Vamps; Gyogun Rends; Hal From Apollo
69; Havana Exotica; The Heiz; Hige; Hoover’s Ooover; Hydro-Guru; Invisiblemans Deathbed; Jet Boys; Jitterin
Jinn; Judy And Mary; Kazha; Kegawa No Maries; Lin Clover; Ling Tosite Sigure; Lolita No. 18; Love Pigs; Love Psychedelico;
Luminous Orange; Macarthur a Contti; Mad Moisell; Mean Machine; Thee Michelle
Gun Elephant; Milk Crown; Missile Girl Scoot; Molice; Mong Hang; Mono; Mummy The Peepshow;
Akina Nakamori; Papaya Paranoia; Polysics; The Portugal Japan; Prambath; The Predators; Puffy
(aka Puffy AmiYumi); The Questionmarks; Rocket Jack Vaders; The Rodeo Carburettor; Ron Ron Clou;
Sentimental Bus; Shakalabbits; Six O’Minus; Spandecks; Spoozys; Stone Deaf; Supercar; Supersnazz; Susan;
Tama; Teeny Frahoop; Jun Togawa; Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re;
Up-Tight; Who The Bitch; Yen Town Band; and Zoobombs