A week and a half ago, students from a local film and media college came to Genki looking for students to act in a bilingual video about problems with communicating in Japanese English. The Japanese are very well known for their propensity to take English words and add often strange loan words to their own vocabulary. Frequently this results in attempts at English that confuse native speakers. Changing the foreign sounds into katakana-Japanese sounds doesn’t help either. So, since students at Genki are probably well familiar with the problems in speaking a language not your own, we went to assist them. We filmed 4 scenes in and around the IMS building in Tenjin, and 3 of them are included here in the final video.
In addition, we’ve been taking quite a few old video clips from events and happening at Genki and turning them into video’s viewable on youtube. Lastly, look for some short language learning video’s of our own to appear soon.