A quirky 12-minute video titled "Japan The Strange Country" has been getting a lot of media attention. It was made by graphic designer Kenichi Tanaka and introduces precise details about Japan such as Japanese people's characteristics, Tokyo, food culture, suicide, love and so on.
Tanaka says: "I created this information graphic motion piece as my final thesis project. My objective is to make Japanese people think about what is happening in their own country, and that some aspects of Japanese culture are not that normal. The English narration offers a point of view on Japan that isn't usually considered by Japanese people, and therefore conveys a 'foreign' perspective. I hope audiences will learn about some of the weird aspects of Japanese culture."
Some of the comments posted on YouTube by people who saw the video praise it for being the truth, very informative, an amazing insight into the world of Japan, and so on. Robert Hogan from Monterey Institute of International Studies said that "it's a great project! I hope many people watch the movie."© Japan Today