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List of Japanese Grammy Award winners and nominees

The following is a list of Grammy Awards winners and nominees from Japan:

Year Category Nominees(s) Nominated for Result
1989 Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Various artists[a] The Last Emperor Won
2001 Best New Age Album Kitarō Thinking of You Won
2011 Best Pop Instrumental Album Larry Carlton[b] and Takahiro Matsumoto Take Your Pick Won
2016 Best Opera Recording Seiji Ozawa (conductor) and Saito Kinen Orchestra[1] Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges; Shéhérazade Won
2017 Best World Music Album Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble[c] Sing Me Home Won


  1. ^ For The Last Emperor, various artists include David Byrne, Cong Su, and Ryuichi Sakamoto
  2. ^ Larry Carlton is an American musician.
  3. ^ Kajiro Umezaki[2] was one of a large musical collective, who performed on the album.