There are three bands with this name: 1. Big in Japan were an influential art punk band that emerged from Liverpool, England in 1977 . They started off playing gigs around Liverpool along with Wah Heat!. The band was well known for its eccentric cast, who would later on become iconoclasts, and their unique, often scandalous stage shows. It was the seed for most of the members going on to pursue further influential projects. 2. a pop rock band from Reno, NV that existed 1999 - 2007. 3. A group of young artists in Ellicott City, MD performing covers in and around Baltimore.