Japan Broadcasting Corporation Karaoke Competition in Taiwan Has 250 Contestants

Japan Broadcasting Corporation Karaoke Competition in Taiwan Has 250 Contestants
Yomiuri Shimbun: 台湾でNHKのど自慢、250組ノド競う
Kazuhide Minamoto reporting from Taipei October 1, 2011

Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)’s “Proud of My Voice” (のど自慢 – Nodo Jiman) karaoke competition began in Taipei’s Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall on the 1st.

This is the 12th time the contest has been held abroad; the last time was in Mexico 6 years ago. According to NHK’s public relations department, there were 1480 applications, the most ever for a competition abroad. The previous record was 674 for the contest in San Paulo, Brazil.

The first round was October 1, and 250 Taiwanese people and Japanese expatriates participated. Songs from a wide range of genres, from enka to pop, were performed. The final round will be tomorrow, on the 2nd. The competition will be presented on NHK’s main station the night of October 29.

Many people in Taiwan are interested in Japanese music, from the elderly who learned Japanese in school to the young Japanese subculture enthusiasts called the “Hari Tribe” (in honor of Taiwanese manga artist and blogger Hari Xingzi/Hanichi Kyōko/哈日杏子).

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台湾でNHKのど自慢、250組ノド競う

 【台北=源一秀】NHKのど自慢の台湾公演が1日、台北市の国父記念館で始まった。

 同番組の海外公演は、前回のメキシコ公演から6年ぶり12回目。NHK広報部によると、今回は海外公演としては最も多い1480組の応募が寄せられた。これまでは、ブラジル・サンパウロ公演の674組が最多だった。

 1日は予選で、台湾人と在留邦人ら約250組が参加。演歌やポップスなど幅広いジャンルを披露した。2日は本選が実施される。公演の模様は10月29日夜、NHK総合テレビで放映される。

 台湾では、高齢の日本語世代から、「哈日(ハーリー)族」と呼ばれる日本のサブカルチャー愛好者の多い若年世代まで、日本の歌へ関心を持つ人々が多い。
(2011年10月1日17時00分 読売新聞)

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