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JohnnyHeyHey 今月また来日するハリウッド大スタージョニー・デップ氏がちょこちょこ日本に来ることにも関わらず、オーストラリアとあまり縁がない。
Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp is a regular visitor to Japan, and is due to return again later this month, but he hasn’t shown his face so often in Australia.
His first visit Down Under was way back in 1988, when he made a whirlwind trip to promote 21 Jump Street, the show he was then appearing in.
 それに伴った当時オーストラリアで最も人気だったテレビ番組Hey, Hey It’s Saturdayのセグメントに出た。同番組が1998年6月25日に上映し、後で世界的に大スターとなるカイリー・ミノーグ氏妹ダニー・ミノーグ氏を一緒に出演する。
Depp appeared on the Red Faces segment of Hey, Hey It’s Saturday, then Australia’s most popular program. He appeared on the program with Dannii Minogue, then perhaps better known in Australia than her soon to be globally famous singing older sister, Kylie.
The show aired on June 25, 1988, and he did not return to Australia after this show until 2010, when he showed up to promote Alice in Wonderland. He also appeared in an ad for the show together with Ossie Ostrich, the risque puppet that co-hosted the program with Darryl Somers, while Red Symons was also a regular.

Acrobatic Start to Relations まさにアクロバティックに始まった日豪関係

知られざる日豪関係のルーツ What You Didn’t Know about Australia-Japan Relations

Meiji-era (1867-1912) Japanese Acrobats

日豪関係のルーツは、まさにアクロバティックに始まった。1867年に日本の曲芸団がオーストラリアを訪問した数年後(具体的な日付は不明。1871年という説もあれば、1874年という説もある)、Sakuragawa Rikinosukeという曲芸師がオーストラリア人女性と結婚して、豪州に移住した日本人として初めて記録された。

Japan-Australia relations started off by swinging into action – literally. First contact came in 1867 when a Japanese acrobatic troupe visited Down Under in 1867. A few years later (the exact date is unknown – some say 1871, others 1874), Rikinosuke Sakuragawa, an acrobat touring Melbourne with another troupe, married an Australian woman and they settled in Queensland, where their descendants remain today.