Big in Japan? Faux Trump ad video goes viral

Jun 18, 2016

Big in Japan? Faux Trump ad video goes viral

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Donald Trump is tangling with Japan again. This time, the only nuclear weapons involved are the ones being launched in a viral video posing as a Japanese-made commercial for the Republican U.S. presidential candidate. The satirical video, created by American YouTube personality Mike Dahlquist, ...

OkanoTV

| May 24, 2016

OkanoTV

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In a light-hearted yet informative way, YouTuber Chris Okano (known online as OkanoTV) gives viewers insight into many aspects of Japanese society and culture — from the usual guide videos to humorous takes on the more more left-field aspects of this country. Chris is a ...

Breaker helps pave a new path to stardom via YouTube

Apr 17, 2016

Breaker helps pave a new path to stardom via YouTube

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In the days of Japan’s bubble economy, the second-level basement of the Fiction Building in Tokyo’s Harajuku neighborhood housed a decadent Italian restaurant complete with a grand stairway down to the main dining area, providing every customer the chance to make an entrance. However, ...

The Uwaga Pies

| Feb 16, 2016

The Uwaga Pies

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The YouTube duo known as The Uwaga Pies — Krzysztof Gonciarz, from Poland, and Kasia Mecinski, from America — use their channel to give English-speakers a peek into Japan. The pair originally tried to document every single day of their lives in Tokyo for about ...

Staff plug Miyazaki Airport with video dance

Jan 19, 2016

Staff plug Miyazaki Airport with video dance

A 2½-minute YouTube dance video created by the staff of Miyazaki Airport aims to draw more visitors to the city in Kyushu. “I am hoping more people will become interested in Miyazaki by watching both a beautiful sky and fun dance,” said Seiichi Fujimoto, ...

Giant squid wows Toyama and then the web

Dec 29, 2015

Giant squid wows Toyama and then the web

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A rare encounter with a giant squid was caught on video when the mysterious creature from the deep emerged at a marina in the city of Toyama on Christmas Eve. The squid measuring an estimated 3.7 meters long was spotted swimming beneath docked fishing ...

Colombia's FARC rebels swap jungle for YouTube

Dec 29, 2015

Colombia's FARC rebels swap jungle for YouTube

Until recently, Milena Reyes spent her days slogging around the jungle, dressed in combat fatigues and carrying an assault rifle. The Colombian guerrilla fighter never imagined she would end up in front of a TV camera wearing make-up and high heels to present the ...

Teen tests fire-spitting, turkey-roasting drone

Dec 10, 2015

Teen tests fire-spitting, turkey-roasting drone

A young Connecticut man has cooked up a flame-throwing drone that roasts turkeys, but his latest foray into unmanned flight has drawn the attention of the law — again. Austin Haughwout, 19, made headlines last year when a young woman attacked him for using ...

'Mini Beyonce' dancer, 4, bags YouTube's '15 crown

Dec 10, 2015

'Mini Beyonce' dancer, 4, bags YouTube's '15 crown

A video of 4-year-old dancer known as Heaven King, sometimes called a “mini Beyonce,” was the most viewed item of the year on YouTube, the Google-owned service said Wednesday. The music video featuring the girl and her dance crew performing choreography to rapper Silento’s ...