BEST JAPANGLISH SONG EVER : TOKYO BON 2020

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TOKYO BON 2020 BY NAMEWEE (SOURCE : YouTube)

Singer: Namewee (黃明志) , Nimomiya Neu (二宮芽生)
Album: Makudonarudo (Tokyo Bon 東京盆踊り2020)
Japanglish Title: Makudonarudo (Tokyo Bon 東京盆踊り2020)
English Title: Makudonarudo (Tokyo Bon 東京盆踊り2020
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Namewee is a popular C pop artist produced by Cool Japan TV. Namewee collaborated with most popular YouTubers from all around Asia and Japanese traditional performers to produce the video “Tokyo Bon 2020” (Tokyo Bon Odori 2020). This video features individuals from a range of nationalities performing the Japanese traditional Bon Odori dance. Just after 2 months of its release date, the YouTube video was watched over 10 million times.

The video was also uploaded to many other social media platforms across the world including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Weibo, Miǎo pāi, Měi pāi, Youku, bilibili and 9GAG, leading the views to erupt to over 100 million. One after the other, people from all around the world uploaded videos of themselves attempting the Bon Odori dance, leading to a social phenomenon. The video also went viral in many parts of Japan. Already over 20,000 videos of the dance have been posted via the app “Tik Tok”, which is famous amongst the young generation.

Tokyo Bon 2020 is a catchy pop song featuring a Japanese high school student who says random Japanese words that sound like English words (Japanglish) to introduce Japanese tourist sites and traditional Japanese culture to Namewee, the tourist and other foreigners who cannot understand even a little Japanese. The climax of the video song was set in a sumo ring where popular YouTubers from all over Asia and traditional Japanese dancers are wearing traditional costumes associated with Japan such as Renjishi dancers, Oiran dancers, a sumo wrestler and ninja. This humorous and fun music video captures the Japanese spirit in the face of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, raising excitement even further.

From kids to adults, everyone enjoys the sense of language through Japanglish(Japanese + English). People from all around the world have been flooding the internet and social media with messages such as “Tokyo Bon is the follow up to PPAP!” “I LOVE JAPAN!” and “I want to go to Japan!”

JAPANGLISH WORDS USED IN THE SONG :

JAPANGLISH ENGLISH
MAKUDONARUDOMcDONALD
GUGURU
GOOGLE
TOILETTO TOILET
KITTO KATTOKIT KAT
DIZUNILANDODISNEYLAND
TAKUSHI GO HOTERUTAXI GO HOTEL
SEBUN ELEBUN MIRUKU7,11 MILK
BASU BUS
BIRUBEER
SUTABAKKUSUSTARBUCKS
SARADASALAD
HANBAGAHAMBURGER
SANDOICHISANDWICH
SOSEJISAUSAGE
KOHICOFFEE
KEKICAKE
AISUKURIMUICE – CREAM
KOBINICONVENIENCE STORE
FORAIDOPOTETOFRIED POTATO
ESUKARETAESCALATOR
ARUKORUALCOHOL
BAREBORUVOLLEYBALL
BESUBORUBASEBALL
BASUKETTOBORUBASKETBALL
GOROFUGOLF
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