Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen must still be fresh in your memory, but the next big hit videos from Japan having been rolling their way out.
Today, we’re taking a look at a selection of popular videos from Japan – ones that are gaining attention worldwide, as well as ones that are the talk of the town in Japan itself!
Tokyo Bon Odori 2020
This catchy pop song features Malaysian Chinese hip-hop artist Namewee who plays the role of a foreigner in Japan that can’t speak Japanese. A high school girl helps him out by giving him a tour around Japan while speaking ‘Japanglish,’ the Japanese katakana pronunciations of English words, and teaching him about traditional Japanese culture. The video anticipates the run up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, takeing on the mood of a Japanese festival by incorporating the traditional ‘Bon Odori’ which involves people lining up together in a circle to share happiness through dance. It displays the Japanese spirit of peace and harmony in a humourous fashion. Collectively, the video has garnered one hundred million views across social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/88010
Heisei KIZOKU is a series of videos that are gathering much attention right now for their unique style, showcasing the culture of Kyoto through dance. All the videos in the series have been collectively viewed over 1 million times and their popularity is growing, having even been picked up by various media outlets.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/87766
This hilarious song is performed by famous Japanese yodeler Takeo Ischi, who also appears in the video. He holds a chicken in his arms transforms into a ninja to take out bad guys. You won’t be able to get his beautiful voice and the infectious melody out of your head. This one took the internet by storm.
Nissin’s Cup Noodles Commercial
Manga artist Eisaku Kubonouchi designed the characters in this Cup Noodle commercial, which reimagines the beloved Kiki from Studio Ghibli’s animated sensation Kiki’s Delivery Service as a 17-year-old teenager.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/53161
Cooking with a Naughty Shiba Inu
Mari the Shiba Inu “helps” her owner with a spot of cooking. This video is funny every time.
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