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    FURUSATO: Japanese Beloved Song about "Home"/「ふるさと」英語字幕付き

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    "FURUSATO", meaning "Home," is a beloved song in Japan. Since 3.11, it takes on a special meaning for the Japanese all around the world: for those living abroad and cannot come back home... for those whose hometowns were shattered by tsunami... for those who have lost their loved ones through the disaster... for those who are forced to live away from home because of radiation. And for those of us in Japan who fortunately escaped such tragedies, this song is a reminder of the fact that the landscapes which look the same as before are actually not the same anymore.

    The original song is in formal, written-style Japanese.
    Full English lyrics: http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2011/10/must-read-asahi-shinbun-trap-of_21.html

    The original video is from YouTube (which I cannot find now).

    Translation by EX-SKF (http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp) and captioning by tokyobrowntabby.