Imagine for a minute, that you're a Japanese business man/woman who just escaped from your daily packed commuter train. You step outside of the station, catch a fresh air(it's all relative right?) and starts to walk, and all of a sudden out of nowhere, this guy sticks a microphone and says something like "Good morning, how are you? (in English of course.) Not only are you startled, but damn it, you have to get to work. Leave me alone!!!!!
Well, that is exactly what used to take place somewhere in Tokyo metro train stations from 1979 until 1994.
The man behind the microphone is Anton Wicky. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka but came to finish his college educations in Japan and later on became a professor as well as a small time celebrity. Anyway, this show was called "Wicky-san's One-point English Conversation" and it must have traumatised many Japanese business men and women alike to have to embarrass themselves in front of cameras. The funny part of the show is to witness some people just literally running away from Wicky-san. He was literally like Moses who can depart the sea of Japanese people in half.
Yes, Wicky-san caught you!
This song by Ayumi Nakamura was a giant hit in 1985-ish and it was a huge "blast from the past" moment for me when I finally realised who she was. Here's her singing the very same song,"Angel with broken wings" in the 80's. Nice bangs!
Special thanks to Alex for yet another awesome job.
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