Music games, like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, have been popular for awhile in Japan. And American rock has been popular in Japan as well, with the 80s bringing most American acts to Japanese audiences who ate it up. Thus it only seemed natural that Rock Band, the super-successful music game in the US, would find its way to the land of the rising sun.
MTV will be porting the game to Japan later this year, and expects it to sell well. Given the Japanese appetite for American rock and their experience with this type of game, we have no reason to doubt them.
For an example of a great American rock band playing to an enthusiastic Japanese crowd, check the video after the jump.