Making a persuasive video includes new elements, more than just informative animations, descriptive audio and self-descriptive videos. This is the last project of the semester. Enjoy!
Students at the Komaba Campus of the University of Tokyo have a few special words you might like to know about.
Every culture has its special gestures. Does it mean “no” or “Smelly”? Find out about some common gestures.
The above video was developed by university students in Tokyo as a project for Thundershack Video Productions in December 2012.
Kanji are the characters people use here in Japan for writing. The complex system was borrowed from China, then developed into its own representation of the Japanese language. Each year, people pick one character that represents the year. Find out which one it was for 2010.
It is almost impossible to find a street address in Japan without a detailed map. One of the reasons fax machines were used so much was to send maps to people along with directions. Why is it so difficult? Find out how the address system developed here in Japan.
What do student talk about when the go on a date? Who better to ask than the students themselves. Find out the secrets.
Drinking alcohol is not as prevalent in Japan as in the USA, but there are fans. School festivals, parties, and visits to the bars are a small but important part of college life here in Japan.
Japan has a pretty straightforward taxation system that is undergoing some big changes at present. Listen to 3 university students talk about how taxes here in Japan comapre to Sweden, the US and other countries.
Fourth in our series about Japanese TV and movies, we have a crossover, a comedian that is also a film maker. Knows for his laughs inside Japan, he is better known outside Japan for his movies.
John: Hey,it`s been a while Taro.
Taro: Yeah I haven`t seen you for a while John. How`ve you been?
John: Just as usual. I work in the day time and go drinking or watch DVD`s at home at night
Taro: I was into watching ,that American TV program about terrorism, on DVD recently too.It was exciting just like you said. Let’s go to my place and drink some beer.
John: Have you heard? A japanese movie director won a prize recently.
Continue reading Beat Takeshi or Takeshi Kitano?
Third in our 9-part series on Japanese TV and movies, we talk about how young people in japan are turning away from TV to other kinds of entertainment.
Do you watch TV?
In Japan, there are many problems with TV.
For example, one of the biggest TV companies gets into the red.
This is a story about a Japanese TV producer in his home.
A man has a problem.
He is a TV producer. Continue reading Young People don’t watch TV