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Happy Pocky Day!

We interrupt your regularly schedule Engrish of the week to bring you important news: the clever marketing people at Glico have realized that 11/11 rather looks like four sticks of everyone’s favorite Japanese treat, Pocky, standing next to each other. … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby

Catchy music, epic dance moves, and the mysteriously never-aging Kimutaku. What more could you want from 30 seconds of internet? The video quality isn’t as good as my last Gatsby video, but it’s one of my all time favorites. We … Continue reading

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What is this I don’t even…Gatsby Aqua

Mute your computer. Right now. Turn off all sound before you watch this video. I want you to watch this video with no music at all (it’s short.) Next, turn the sound back on, watch it again, and prepare to … Continue reading

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What is this I don’t even…にっこりマッコリ

This appears to be an ad for a Korean Rice Wine. Is that why they have kind of weird accents? (Arigato gojaimasu? What now?) But, that still doesn’t explain the weird dancing, or their weird hair, or why these guys … Continue reading

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Engrish of the Week: Like a virgin?

Shiseido’s Maquillage makeup line’s tagline is “I’m Virgin” because everyone loves a vir…wait, what? These words, they do not mean what I think you think they mean, Shiseido! I guess they’re trying to imply that she’s young and her skin … Continue reading

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Faces of Japan: Strange Kinoko Dance Company

One of my guilty pleasures is Japanese TV. We don’t watch every day, but sometimes we catch certain shows, and sometimes we just keep it on for background noise. I like to think that it’s helping my

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