Mick Karn will be missed. Japan is the band which predated bands such as Duran Duran, and you can hear it's influence through the songs of Duran Duran and other new wave bands such as Adam and the Ants. Japan never quite achieved the success as their counterparts, Roxy Music, Duran Duran or David Bowie, but had a sound all their own.
Peter Murphy achieved success early on with the goth band Bauhaus, and his later solo career. Bauhaus had some really great singles such as Double Dare, Kick in The Eye, All We Ever Wanted was Everything and of course, their cover of David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust. Though often compared to David Bowie on account of their similar baritone voice, Peter Murphy was not a clone by any shape or form. He later on recorded and album with Mick Karn under the name Dalis Car and has enjoyed a successful solo career. He also recorded an EP in 1997 entitled Recall with several members of KMFDM. Recently, he is touring to support his most recent album, Ninth, and the new Dalis Car EP, InGladAloneness,. Here is some essential listening from Japan, Bauhaus, Peter Murphy and Dalis Car.
Japan - Ghosts
Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Bauhaus - All We Ever Wanted Was Everything