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VIRAL VIDEO: ‘But We're Speaking Japanese’

Written by Keiko Tanaka On 25 May 2014 @ 18:22 pm | 1 Comment

In Citizen Media, East Asia, English, Ethnicity & Race, Humor, Ideas, Japan, Japanese, Language, Quick Reads

Screenshot of YouTube video "But we're speaking Japanese" by user name helpmefindparents [1]

Screenshot of YouTube video “But we're speaking Japanese” by user helpmefindparents

video [1] skit of a Japanese waitress serving a group of foreign-looking customers who speak Japanese has gone viral. The clip has resonated among many Japanese-speaking expats who occasionally experience how local Japanese communicate with foreigners based not on the language they are speaking but on how they look.

Watch the video (with English subtitles) below:

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