Why do so many Japanese people love karaoke?

Did you know Japan was the birthplace of karaoke? It is, in approximately 1971 (src).

Japan offers quite a lot of variety of karaoke from private rooms to big public calls, and it’s ingrained in society to the point where going to karaoke is a favorite past time — not a nerve-wracking event to endure.

You can find karaoke shops all over the place, especially around train stations, where Japanese people like to duck in for an hour or two of karaoke before heading home.


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