“Circuit Breaker” in Singapore: Japanese worry about loved ones at home

As Singapore extended its "Circuit Breaker" period and Japan extended its state of emergency, Japanese living in Singapore have expressed their worries about friends and families back in Japan. Both countries put in place measures starting 7 April 2020, in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. Check out the last video to see how Japanese in Singapore have been…

“Circuit Breaker” in Singapore: How are Japanese coping?

Some of our Japanese friends have been working from home like the rest of Singapore, as others who are restaurant owners struggle with dwindling business. Akadot TV conducted zoom interviews with a few members of the Japanese community in Singapore last week, to find out how they are coping with the “Circuit Breaker” measures. “Circuit Breaker” measures were put in…

#11 YOSAKOI Soran Dance in Singapore & Malaysia

In 2002, a team of dancers represented Singapore in the YOSAKOI Soran Festival held in Hokkaido. It was lead by Masami Uno, a veteran performer of the dance form, which combines elements from the energetic Yosakoi dance of Kochi Prefecture and the traditional Soran Bushi folk music from Hokkaido. She was appointed as a Yosakoi Ambassador by Kochi for her…

#10 Singaporean-Japanese Couple Q&A: Valentine’s Day Special

Meet Yuki Takeda and Mika Tan, a Japanese-Singaporean couple! Yuki is a world whistling champion who performs around the world, and Mika works for the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity in the Philippines. They dated for 6 years, with long periods of long distance, before getting hitched in 2018. Akadot TV sat down with the bubbly couple for a special Valentine’s…

#8 Tekka Centre Tour with Blogger Megumi Nakazawa

Happy Deepavali! We followed Japanese blogger Megumi Nakazawa around Tekka Centre, as she interacted with the local Singaporeans working in the hawker and market. Over the last 2-3 years, she has been introducing the daily lives of Singaporeans, as well as the culture, politics and history of Singapore via her blog “Singapore Style” to Japanese readers. Do check out her blog…

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