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Digging Up Japanese Lost Media: Discussing Saki Sanobashi, the Mysterious Akihabara Tape & More (Alex from Sakura Stardust) | Japan Station 88

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On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, we’re talking with Alex from the Sakura Stardust YouTube channel. She tells us about Japanese lost media and digs into some specific examples like Saki Sanobashi and the mysterious Akihabara cassette tape.

About Alex (Sakura Stardust)

Alex runs the popular YouTube channel Sakura Stardust. In her videos Alex focuses primarily on Japanese lost media. She has covered everything from internet mysteries to lost anime and more.

Topics Discussed

  • How Alex from the Sakura Stardust became interested in Japan and the Japanese language
  • The evolution of the Sakura Stardust YouTube channel
  • The abundance of lost media videos and creators on YouTube
  • About Japanese lost media
  • The case of the mysterious Akihabara cassette tape
  • Dealing with copyright issues as a YouTuber covering Japanese media
  • About Totally Not Mark’s copyright problems with Toei Animation
  • About¬†Saki Sanobashi (Go for a Punch)
  • Whether we think¬†Saki Sanobashi exists
  • Finding a recording of the NHK show Monster School
  • About¬†Sazae-san
  • Alex (Sakura Stardust)’s process for doing research in Japanese
  • Japanese internet slang
  • About visiting Japan
  • Future plans for the Sakura Stardust YouTube channel
  • And much more!

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Links, Videos, Etc.

Subscribe to the Sakura Stardust YouTube channel for more content on Japanese lost media. You can also follow Alex on Twitter to stay up to date with what she is working on.

Here is the video about the mysterious Akihabara cassette tape.

Alex covered Saki Sanobashi in this video.

The popular YouTuber Whang covered Saki Sanobashi in this video.

Don’t forget to check out the latest episode of the¬†Ichimon Japan¬†podcast.

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Special Thanks

Opening/Closing song: Oedo Controller (Ś§ßśĪüśął„ā≥„É≥„Éą„É≠„Éľ„É©„Éľ) by Yunomi featuring Toriena (Used with permission from Yunomi) To listen to more of Yunomi‚Äôs music, check out his¬†Soundcloud¬†page or¬†YouTube channel.

Japan Station cover art: Provided by Erik R.

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Full Show Notes

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