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#Okinawa Marines' #KoiDance video wins praise from #Japanese viewers on #Twitter.

A group of Okinawa-based Marines is gaining praise on Twitter after releasing a video performing choreographed dance moves to “Koi,” the closing theme song of a popular Japanese television show. The clip comes about a month after a similar video from the U.S. Embassy in Japan, led by then-Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, grabbed millions of views and positive comments. “We were absolutely inspired by the State Department’s video,” 1st Lt. George McArthur, deputy public affairs officer at Marine Corps Installations Pacific, told Stars and Stripes in a telephone interview Monday. The 35-second video, released last week on MCIPAC’s Japanese-language Twitter account, received more than 31,000 “likes” and over 23,000 retweets as of Tuesday evening in Japan. One person wrote in Japanese, “So you think Japanese will be happy if you do the Koi dance. You are right!” Many said they sta...

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