List of Japanese Grammy Award winners and nominees

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

YearCategoryNominees(s)Nominated forResult
1987Packaging and notesEiko Ishioka (art director)TutuWon
1989Best Score Soundtrack for Visual MediaVarious artists[lower-alpha 1]The Last EmperorWon
2001Best New Age AlbumKitarōThinking of YouWon
2011Best Pop Instrumental AlbumLarry Carlton[lower-alpha 2] and Takahiro MatsumotoTake Your PickWon
Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)Mitsuko UchidaMozart: "Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24"Won
2016Best Opera RecordingSeiji Ozawa (conductor) and Saito Kinen Orchestra[1]Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges; ShéhérazadeWon
2017Best World Music AlbumYo-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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