Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Japanese are weird, Part I

In Japan, there's something called The Hello! Project, which is sort of an umbrella group for a bunch of all-female J-pop groups recording for the Up-Front Group label. Every year, they have the Hello! Project Sports Festival, which involves members of The Hello! Project competing in different sporting events. I'm not sure what the point is of all of it, or who they are competing against most of the time, but it's held at the Tokyo Dome and shown on TV in Japan.

Last year one of the sports was kickball (or as they call it, kickbase). Their team went against a team of grade school girls and got smoked. Here's some video of the HP team scoring their first run.,,



I don't know what any of this is all about, and if anyone knows more about this, please jump in with the info. My point is that if there's a way that we can go to Japan and play kickball against a bunch of Japenese girl pop groups and get on national TV, we shold explore it.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

WHOOO! Long live the Awesome Helicopter Ninjas!

Okay, now that *that's* covered, the Japanese do have a tendency to play odd games. But then, they DID create "Iron Chef," so they're doing something right.