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    Alright, this is my first post on here and I`m interested to find out if anyone knows famous UK people that the Japanese will know. I am making a UK quiz for my 3rd year JHS students and need some advice. It`s really hard to find famous UK people that 15 year old japanese will know!

    Any help`d be greatly appreciated

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    David Beckham

    Edit to add that I saw his pic on a box of Macadamia nuts that I bought in Tokyo once
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    David Beckham
    Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean)
    Kiera Knightley (maybe, but not as well as the dastardly Bloom)
    Harry Potter (they probably won't know the actor's name though)
    Jude Law (again, maybe)
    The Beatles

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    Princess Di (does it matter if they're dead?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrissey
    David Beckham
    Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean)
    Kiera Knightley (maybe, but not as well as the dastardly Bloom)
    Harry Potter (they probably won't know the actor's name though)
    Jude Law (again, maybe)
    The Beatles
    Oh yeah definitely Orlando Bloom - though I didnt even know he was English?!
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    Queen Elizabeth?

    They might even know who Lily Allen is seeing she's on MTV all the fucking time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Kiwis
    Queen Elizabeth?

    They might even know who Lily Allen is seeing she's on MTV all the fucking time.
    I didnt even know who Lily Allen was. I don't think my kids have MTV only "Hey Hey Hey"

    Mr Bean? One of my kids knew him, even knew his name is Rowan Atkinson
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    Mr Bean and james bond
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Kiwis
    Queen Elizabeth?
    You'd think so wouldn't you? As my intro class can attest, though, your average Japanese schoolkid has no concept of Queen, let alone the current one. Showing pictures of an old lady didn't help

    And yeah lains - Orlando Bloom's a good one for class because it usually surprises everyone that he 's British.

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    Beckham - Always know him, and all British men look like him.
    Rooney, Owen etc.. actually, a lot of my students could reel off the entire England football team.
    Bond - Occasionally heard of him (as zero zero sevenu)
    Bloom - Usually
    Potter - They definitely know the actor's name.
    The Queen - They know of her, and occasionally know her name. The concept of "Queen" is well understood, you just say she's like the Emperor and they get it immediatly.
    Mr Bean - Again, suprisingly popular
    The Beatles - Still very popular, but don't bother with little known bands like Oasis...
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    Spice Girls.
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    I third James Bond. He is quite the British icon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamis
    Oasis...
    Oasis hated performing in Japan because the audience had no energy. I believe they said they will never return
    Dr Peterson: 'I'm a schoolteacher'
    Porter at Empire Hotel: 'Thought so: they always look as if they've lost something' -From "Spellbound"

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    Lucky Japan.

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    Great. That helps a lot.
    How about British music?
    Apart from the spice girls or the beatles, who else do they know???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakymac
    How about British music?
    Apart from the spice girls or the beatles, who else do they know???
    One of my students knew The Arctic Monkeys - think that was a bit of a one off though. Another student liked The Libertines. To be honest though, I reckon most of them won't know anyone else. My JTE knows Wham! and George Michael (obviously Last Christmas is played here ALL THE TIME around December), but I don't think the kids would know them - just that song.

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