List of Japanese Grammy Award winners and nominees

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

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YearCategoryNominees(s)Nominated forResult
1989 Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Various artists [lower-alpha 1] The Last Emperor Won
2001 Best New Age Album Kitarō Thinking of YouWon
2011 Best Pop Instrumental Album Larry Carlton [lower-alpha 2] 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; ShéhérazadeWon
2017 Best World Music Album Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble [lower-alpha 3] Sing Me HomeWon


  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.

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