Japan’s “Farewell Season” Illustrated in New Video
In Japan, March and April is the time when students graduate from school or start their new school year. Countless people throughout Japan are now saying goodbye to their old lives and hello to their new future, such as a young adult moving from their hometown to Tokyo, for example. The friends and family members left behind have to say their own goodbyes, as well.
To bring some happiness and closure to this season of goodbyes, Japanese telecommunications company KDDI has started the “Sync Yell” project, where families and friends can send surprise farewell messages to young people who have moved to Tokyo. A movie illustrating the project was uploaded to YouTube and the project’s official site on Monday, March 16th.
The video can be viewed here:
The documentary follows young adults through this special time in March, from their departures from their hometowns to their arrival at a train station in Tokyo. Upon each traveler’s arrival at the station, an enormous display comes to life and broadcasts a heartfelt video message from their families and friends. This combination of loving thoughts and cutting-edge technology results in an emotional five minutes of closure for everyone involved.