The international department of Fuji Television Network, Inc.’s (Fuji TV in short) started this September with a new internet programme. After a worldwide ‘Stay home, stay safe’ campaign, people have become accustomed to working from home, keeping social distance and higher hygiene standards. During these times the educational show, entitled Mind Blowing Tips! Crazy Japanese Lessons — A compulsory course for our global friends –, got started for people who stay at home and aims to introduce interesting facts about Japanese to the world.
The description of the YouTube series is as follows: “Japanese is 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 programme 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 first couple of episodes got up on the YouTube channel of Crazy Japanese Lessons. In total, the videos are short, around 1 and a half minute which makes it easy to watch in between a task or while travelling by public transport. New episodes will get published every Saturday evening, at 22:00 PM Dutch time (21:00 PM British time).
The programme’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.
Source: Fuji Television Network, Inc.