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Japan looks to qualify DJs as young as fifth grade

The Japan DJ Association wants to merge the craft into school education

  • Charles Budd
  • 13 November 2019
Japan looks to qualify DJs as young as fifth grade

The Japan DJ Association has taken an energetic and educational next step with integrating the skills and careers of DJs into modern society. Starting this December, individuals as young as fifth grader can take what is considered a beginners course in DJing.

Although it is fair to argue that DJ culture in Japan is typically underground, the market in Japan has widely opened up with the embracement of EDM and festival culture. But when it comes to social status and fitting in, there seems to be a lack of room for DJs — it’s a skill or art form that is not taken seriously when it comes to career-based work. The fifth grade test makes it easy for anyone to undertake, and a fourth grade level will be announced soon.

Find out more about courses and enrollment here.

[Via Mixmag Japan]

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