Source (Japanese): http://rocketnews24.com/2012/04/25/205945/
Translation by @ShibataBread
Edited by @tofupizza
According to January 2011 data obtained from the Japanese Ministry of Health, 10,890 homeless people live in Japan. However, the actual number could be much higher because each municipality conducted only visual counts of the homeless people in the area.
Just how did these people become homeless? And how exactly do they live their lives? A new project called “Homeless Bar” in Shimokitazawa invites the public to attend an event where they can listen to the stories of homeless people.
Go, known as 碁 in Japanese, wéiqí in Chinese and baduk in Korean, is an ancient board game for two players that originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. The game is noted for being rich in strategy despite its relatively simple rules.
Original upload from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO7KfTu7VmU by DQNsarasi
Translation by www.shibatabread.com
Original uploader states that this was indeed televised once but was quickly taken down upon numerous complaints from customers.
I would like to think this is a spoof, but you never know…
Upon finishing the translation, I never imagined this would become a “viral” video. My thoughts are with you, Japan.
The media artist and an animator (who shall remain anonymous) asked me to make a point that the content is a “public domain.”
This is not one of those “Japan is Better than the US” types of arguments. But let me tell you how disappointed I was to find out there’s no such thing as a “Movie Pamphlet” being sold at theaters in the States. Come on! If you can spare room to sell nachos, then there’s gotta be a way to sell these pamphlets!
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