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Monday, August 07, 2006

Karaoke in Japanese Society

Karaoke is Japanese for 'empty orchestra'. It describes a strange Japanese culture and tradition that has somehow made its way worldwide, where you sing the lyrics of well-known songs over a backing tape, preferably badly, and usually while very drunk. Many bars now have special karaoke nights and competitions, and some have even become full-time karaoke bars. To read more, please visit www.chinatownconnection.com/japanese-karaoke.htm .


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