Befitting Japanese sensibilities, Japanese house music is often characterized by flowing, dreamy, beautiful melodies.
Representative Japanese house music acts include FreeTEMPO, Studio Apartment, MAKAI, DJ KAWASAKI, and Jazztronik.
One of my favorite artists in the lyrical Japanese house music style is the Hokkaido-based DJ known as DAISHI DANCE. Like fellow Japanese house DJ FreeTEMPO, DAISHI DANCE makes music which has that wistful, melancholy beauty which I find moving and touching.
Here are two gorgeous pieces by DAISHI DANCE, "MOONRISE....MOONSET" and "WINTER NIGHT MELODIES":
DAISHI DANCE / MOONRISE....MOONSET
DAISHI DANCE / WINTER NIGHT MELODIES