Creative Japanese Music Video Satirizes the Too-Fast-Developing Society – “Last Dance”

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This creative music video seems foolish but it made me think about many society unsolved issues. And it all linked to what attitude we should take to deal with the modern world.

 

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Last Dance – World Order

 

What is it trying to tell us?

It was hard to interpret the exact intention of this video but I felt I was getting something in the middle of watching. Something very meaningful, dynamic, needed for our society. A group of guys wearing suits dancing in the middle of the big city in Japan. Some of you may have realized, yes, in Japan, you won’t see people dancing on the street with suit on.

World order last dance creative japanese music video
The choreography takes slow motion moves throughout the entire music video, which is obviously against the social phenomenon in Japan that the white-collar workers usually having a quick tempo lifestyle. Are they trying to tell us, “Slow down young man” ?

World order last dance creative japanese music video
I love this scene very much. Everybody is rushing to work except them. If you take a closer look at the moves, they are actually running, but in slow motion. Are they trying to say “We should run, but is the speed we are doing now necessary?”

World order last dance creative japanese music video

This is my favorite scene in this music video. White-collar workers all lying down on the ground and 1 man is trying to push them up. The lyrics say

“故郷の空 感じて
最初に立つ場所へ

今 小さな力の輪で
悲しみに 微笑みを” 

English:

” Feel the sky at home
Return to the place where we were standing

at Let’s use our tiny force
to turn sadness to smiles” 

It’s a very impact scene that giving a strong message to encourage us to move forward, while not forgetting the state of mind we were in at first. After all, It’s a very creative and interesting idea. How is this music video sound to you? 😀

 

YOUR REACTION?

Shen Lim
A Chinese Malaysian, Blogger, Vlogger on YouTube, Tour Guide in Japan. He believes 1 day his videos can bring Japan and Malaysia together. マレーシア華人、ブロガー、YouTubeクリエイター、日本にいるツアーガイドです。いつか自分の動画は日本とマレーシアを繋げる架け橋になると信じています。 Read more ABOUT him.

This Post Has 115 Comments

  1. mi lala

    yeah the world needs to change, gotta improve better. no more selling crap
    processed foods/drinks/nonorganic fruits/vegetables, corn syurp,
    fructose and many craps. more selling good ones such as solar panel,
    sustainable green electronics, organic ones, more love, more peace, more
    understanding, more communication…yeah…

    0:43 I like that scene part. a girl running and looks at them, and a wave
    of men wearing suits walking fast

  2. Waynn Lue

    World Order’s newest song “Last Dance”. The precision of their dancing
    amazes me Every. Single. Time. (Especially after watching the travesty that
    was will.i.am’s #thatPower and how bad they were) WORLD ORDER “LAST DANCE”

  3. Kevin Thyne

    Japan is a very concentrated, and therefore powerful place. There are a lot
    of beautiful and troubling aspects of the nation, and I would suggest
    anyone who has yet to visit do so when they can.

  4. Marsha Brofka-Berends

    Footage of anti-nuclear protesters and nuclear plants, as well as archival
    shots of a Fukushima Daiichi building exploding.Then shots of a
    hydroelectric dam, solar pans, and windmills.

    Yup, this is definitely social commentary.

    (Not to mention some amazing dance moves!)

  5. Livi Samuelu

    I have absolutely no idea what the brothers from World Order are singing
    about but it’s so much better than what I’m listening too right now. Their
    clip “Welcome to Tokyo” made me subscribe but this had made me a fan.

  6. Min Naing Aung

    World order is a radical change on performing art, opened minded and
    progressive creation of art with advance ideal for humanity and planet
    which is totally against capitalism world order. This is what I found out
    and my own perspective , grate motion with good performance combine with
    excellence team work. Truly works of art away reflects, the true
    conditional mode of daily humanity and its communities transforming from
    old to new. As long as they wouldn’t change their main principles of art,
    they always will be on the moon.

  7. Shane Dahle

    this is one of the only ones I’ve never seen from them. And it is now my
    favorite. It’s so classy, and the moves are so liquid smooth. It’s my new
    favorite aside from Mind Shift and Machine Civilization. Amazing work.
    Genki and UMIN are meant to be together man, they bring out the best in
    each other. -#WeAreAllOne

  8. Hiroshi Kitamura

    What has life been like in Japan after 3.11? This is a complicated
    question. For those who lived in Fukushima and along the Tohoku coastline,
    the triple disaster–earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear fallout–has forced
    radical changes in daily life. Over 15,000 people have lost their lives,
    and many of those who survived are no longer with their homes or
    belongings. For these survivors and families of the deceased, life has been
    an unthinkable struggle over the past three years.

    The events on March 11 also bore great effect on those who were lucky
    enough to avoid the physical disaster. The fear of radiological
    contamination, the slow pace of recovery, and the ongoing politics over
    energy policy have created great anxiety across the nation. The public is
    now torn over the country’s political future. Japan has become a highly
    divided and fractured society.

    World Order’s “Last Dance,” one of the popular group’s newer songs, seems
    to capture the sense of uncertainty that pervades Japan today. On one
    level, I personally think that the song—like the group’s other music
    videos–is quite entertaining. But I also think that World Order uses
    performance to critique society, as it takes on and plays with the trope of
    the workaholic salaryman—the engine of Japan’s economic growth during the
    postwar decades. The present song seems to suggest that life goes on for
    everyday citizens—mechanically, kinetically, frantically—but without a
    clear sense of purpose. In the 1990s, the main source of anxiety was the
    economy. Now, people worry about life after Fukushima and Japan’s energy
    future.

    Can the Japanese public regain its confidence?

  9. s7934777

    What do you think of of the raw paleo diet Genki? I tried raw diets with
    meat. I don’t like fad diets, but raw meat in my diet helps. From local
    grass fed or wild animals. Local foods can also help world peace. When
    people eat healthy, Mcdonald’s and many thousands of corporations won’t
    exist. I think diet can help world peace.

  10. Mia Fillene

    What really makes me smile, is the respect the surrounding people have for
    World Order here as everything was being filmed. You don’t really see that
    in the US. Far too many jokers and yucksters trying to intrude. Add to
    that the beautiful music and wonderous choreography…Simply fantastic.
    Thank you!

  11. KizaZikane

    People say boxers shouldn’t cry well i swear I’m about to start crying i
    feel so bad about everything that happened in Japan thx WORLD ORDER and the
    commentors who helped me see pass the dancing and suits

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