Japan: end of analogue TV transmissions video meme

On Sunday, Japan shut down most of its analogue TV network (apart from the provinces that had been worst hit by the earthquakes earlier this year).Once I got over the shock that there was still analogue transmissions in Japan because as a westerner I always have this idea of Japan living in the future, I noticed that Japanese consumers marked this end by shooting videos of the transmission end at Nico Nico Douga an YouTube.

I hadn’t noticed a comparable behaviour around analogue TV in the UK.