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“Country Roads” in Japan

April 23, 2015


PAUL C. writes:

I have been watching this Japanese group’s charming songs.  They can sing in almost perfect American English but choose here to use their sweet little accents to sing John Denver’s Country Roads in mostly Japanese.  Amazing how languages can be adapted to sing foreign songs. Music, song, and mathematics are international languages.

I expect your Asian observer, Anti-Globalist Expatriate, has seen strong ethnic identity (which there is nothing wrong with) and bad thinking, driven by parts of an old culture, by some to come to his overbroad conclusions about Asians, who have adopted Western dress and obviously music and movies.  But they really look down on us?  I think not.

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