TS Podcast After Hours #02 – Cheering

TS-AH-LogoAfter a slight delay due to technical difficulties I’m pleased to announce the second episode of the TS Podcast After Hours. In this episode Dan and I discuss and explain cheering in Japan. We go through major concepts found in Japanese cheering and explain how they apply specifically to the Swallows. Hopefully this episode will help people understand how cheering works in Japan and make it easier to join in at the stadium. This episode also features intro music arranged by Tsubamegun’s own Dave Watkins.

Show Notes

  • Intro (0:00)
  • Follow-up
    • Luis Perez (0:53)
  • Cheering
    • Memories of Cheering Back Home (2:23)
    • First Impressions of Japanese Cheering (5:48)
    • Team Songs and Associated Rituals (6:51)
    • The Ouendan (11:56)
    • Generic Cheers (16:00)
    • Player Songs (17:10)
    • Chance Themes (22:32)
    • Random Thoughts and Commentary (24:26)
    • One Final Advanced Tip (26:31)
  • Listener Question
    • Cheerleader/Wins Correlation (28:42)
  • Closing Remarks (30:01)

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About Kozo Ota

Kozo Ota is a third-generation Swallows fan that grew up on Montreal Expos baseball. (You can read more about that here.) When he's not at Jingu, he works as a freelance translator/interpreter to make enough money to go to Jingu. You can find random posts by Kozo on Google+ and Twitter.