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Fuji TV launches Japanese-language course on YouTube for global viewers

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Fuji Television Network Inc’s international department has started a new internet program. After a worldwide “Stay home, stay safe” track, people are getting accustomed to working at home, social distancing and higher hygiene standards.

During these times, “Mind Blowing Tips! CRAZY JAPANESE LESSONS -A compulsory course for our global friends,” an educational show to enjoy while staying at home, aims to introduce interesting facts about Japanese to the world.

Japanese is said to be a difficult language to learn with its plethora of polite expressions, metaphors, words with double-meanings, differences in private and public speaking, etc. This one of a kind educational program will entertain and teach crazy Japanese expressions to global viewers including: words that change meanings with a single letter, weird names for things, and phrases that animals would make complaints about if they knew their meaning.

The program’s MC, Nobuyuki Tsuchiya from Knights, one of Japan’s top traditional-style comic duos, and the show’s mascot Peruri will spice up each lesson.

Renowned TV writer Mitsuru Kuramoto, aka the “Japanese language stalker,” is writing the show and is doing the voice of Peruri.

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Great good news! Will check this!

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YouTube Japan is in deep trouble even during the pandemic viewership is down and creators are not getting views or making money.

As nearly every other country they are booming during the pandemic.

The problem is a simple one they are boring and I expect this will be just as bland and boring as the rest.

The odd thing is Japanese are watching YouTube just not Japanese YouTubers, foreign YouTubers in Japan are doing very well.

One American YouTubers asks why so much of his content had some Japanese connection despite him having nothing to do with Japan his reply was eye opening. Of his over 1 million subscribers 35% were Japanese and 25% of his patrion supporters were Japanese.

Japanese need to change how they create for YouTube, stop hiding behind digital blanked out faces, stop using silly voice distortion, start making their content more internationally friendly by at least using proper English subtitles, and please make it less boring.

Even non English country YouTubers use English or English subtitles many even create the same content one in English one in their native language.

The clip here would maybe seem fun or interesting to Japanese but seriously anyone really think it would appeal to non Japanese in other countries.

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Even with all their resources Fuji TV has no idea how YouTube works.

Sure having a regular upload time is great but YouTube functions by algorithm based on views, subscribers and notifications to subscribers and how quickly they react to the notification.

It seems Fuji TV is acting like YouTube is a TV station.

And again judging by the clip here I cannot see this even remotely being interesting, appealing or even practical for anyone looking to learn Japanese.

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It would help if they didn't treat the viewers as children.

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Same in English.

I put my shopping in a bag.

My mother is an o(ld) bag : )

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I was convinced he was going to say "nara" means "if" but if you put an "o" in front of it.....

Crazy desho!

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I could not help but be impressed that 'Crazy Japanese Tsoochy' did not allow a single word of English lexicon to sully his diction. Immersion learning intentional? I doubt that very much.

"Nobuyuki Tsuchiya from Knights, one of Japan’s top traditional-style comic duos," The very fact that Japanese 'comedy' is about as funny as a punch in the face underscores the fact that Fuji Television Network Inc’s YouTube language instruction course for a global market was conceived by inward-facing, perpetually-focused-on-the-domestic-market ostriches (cannot speak English) with their collective heads in the sand.

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Nope. This is not how you learn a language. This is not how you interest most foreigners in learning about Japan or learning Japanese. —- Finally, the spoken word here is said much too fast for beginners to pick-up new vocabulary.

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CardinalRedToday  03:39 am JST

Nope. This is not how you learn a language. This is not how you interest most foreigners in learning about Japan or learning Japanese. —- Finally, the spoken word here is said much too fast for beginners to pick-up new vocabulary.

I know enough that Japanese isn't really related to other languages in the Orient East Asia region. In fact, it looks to me that it wouldn't be so hard to learn except for the writing.

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