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GAGAKU is reported to be the classical type of music that has been played at the imperial courts, for a long time since the Heian period. Further, the GAGAKU is divided into the instrumental music and the GAGAKU that is accompanied by a dance. Nonetheless, there exist little on the Japanese idol culture on the scholarly web site. However, the little research done is well written and presented in the scholarly articles, showing the trend in the Japanese’s idol culture over the centuries. The primary focus of the research dwell more on the trend experienced in the Japanese idol culture, the qualities within the same culture. Literature review and framework The easy aims at discussing the trends in the Japanese idols culture, showing the various contemporary issue using current case studies.

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It has been found that the Japanese idol culture is well represented by the media in Japan. However, the idol culture tended to mainly focus on their actives other than their popularity in Tokyo. Remarkably, the idol has currently rooted in more than one geographical area (Beniwal, 2018). Moreover, when analyzing the trends that have taken place, it is evident that the contemporary idols have transformed into regional idols. The author addresses the discussion using the television show ‘AMACHAN’, further exploring the relationships between the Japan media and the residents that serve as its stage. Moreover, understanding of the regional traits is discussed in details employing real case studies as referral example. Therefore, the book discusses the potentiality of the Japanese idols culture concerning the tourism besides the regional revitalization.

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Consequently understanding the characteristics the idol culture aids positively in a great way. Thus contributing to better understanding of the relationship of tourism and the revitalization of the regions. The industry as a whole may be exploiting its upcoming artists, in the notion of perceived sexual purity. However, the female is equally thrilled exploiting the elderly male who categorize themselves as failures. Further, the male who feel like they are cut from the mainstream of society. The female comfort those in exchange for monetary gain, helping them to feel less ostracized. The females are presented as practical rather than manipulators and malicious. Japan as a nation may be ranked as a recession. However, the idol industry is reported to be booming at a high rate over the decades.

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According to the statistical report, a highly disproportionate number of hardcore Idol fans are the males, who tend to spend a huge amount of cash on the same kind of events, collecting the idols through a handshake and so forth. (125 words) Beniwal, Anju, Rashmi Jain, and Karl Spracklen. "Introduction: The Struggle for Leisure. Besides, it is evident that the contemporary idols have transformed into regional idols. (152 words) Work cited Tajima, Yuki. "Japanese Idol Culture for ‘Contents Tourism’and Regional Revitalization: A Case Study of Regional Idols. " Global Leisure and the Struggle for a Better World. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2018. "Tokyo Idols. A film by Kyoko Miyake, producer, Felix Matschke, Bob Moore, Kyoko Miyake; cinematographer, Van Royko; editor, Anna Price. " Pacific Affairs 91. https://www.

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