Karaoke is one of those words whose Japanese is directly accepted around the world. Other words are names for food, such as Sushi and Tempura, and names of sports, such as Judo and Karate, seem to be well known around the world. If you do a little research, you will find that the Japanese word for Sudoku is also used in the world. I’m not familiar with Manga and Anime, but it seems that the Japanese language through manga and anime is used in the world as it is. Maybe anime is Japanese language already. There are many people from all over the world enjoying Haiku on their blogs, which makes me happy.


Today, I will focus on Karaoke. Filipinos really like to sing and dance, and there are many people who are good singers. Whenever a lot of people get together, karaoke almost always starts, and it’s not unusual to have karaoke in the morning. Even while playing golf, we can hear the loud music, so I think it’s an amazing power.

じゃあ、本当にKaraokeは世界中に浸透しているのかな?とYoutubeで検索したら、イギリスのJames Cordenという方が、「Carpool Karaoke」という動画を沢山配信しています。Adelとか色々なスターが車の中で歌っています。どれも観る価値あると思うのですが、冒頭に添付したPaul McCartneyの動画は、本当にお薦めです。

So is Karaoke really spreading around the world? When I searched on Youtube, I found that James Corden from the U.K. has a lot of videos called “Carpool Karaoke” where Adel and other stars are singing in their cars. I think they are all worth watching, but I really recommend the Paul McCartney video attached at the beginning.

お恥ずかしながら、この検索をするまでJames Cordenという方を知りませんでした。多分、イギリスやアメリカでは非常に有名な人なんだと思います。Paul McCartneyと一緒にPenny LaneとかThe Beatlesゆかりの場所を訪問するこの動画は名作です。Maroon5のSugarで結婚式にサプライズ登場するMVも大好きですが、この動画もそれに負けないくらいサプライズ要素にも溢れています。The Beatlesはこれから何があろうが、永遠に語り継がれる伝説のグループだなあ、といつの間にかKaraokeからThe Beatlesに脱線しちゃうのでした。

I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t know who James Corden was until I did this search. This video of him and Paul McCartney visiting Penny Lane and other places associated with The Beatles is a masterpiece. I love the music video of Maroon5’s Sugar making a surprise appearance at a wedding, but this video is just as full of surprises. The Beatles are a legendary group that will be talked about forever, no matter what happens in the future.


I feel wonderful about Youtube, where these works of art can be viewed for free, as many times as you want, all over the world.