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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"Welcome to TOKYO"


TOKYO — The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo may still be almost seven years away, but it's never too early to get psyched for the Japanese setting with a video of men in business suits dancing like robots.
The video "Welcome to Tokyo" was created by World Order, a Japanese group whose previous choreographed music videos on YouTube have garnered millions of views. They've stayed true to their name, dancing from Japan to places like the United States capital.

You can see the group perform their characteristic slow-motion dancing amid crowds at markets and on the streets of Tokyo as they sing about the rhythm of love, hope and building a bridge for the world in their native Japanese.

Their characteristic style of dance features things like dramatically walking in sync punching into the air. At times the highly choreographed dancing looks almost like synchronised swimming, but in business suits and without the water.

The end of the video asks, in English, "Are we ok?" Yes, you are more than ok. You are wonderfully entertaining.

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