oendan, which is essentially Japanese cheerleading. I had camera troubles right before this, as i switched to a different memory card right before this, and it gave me errors a little bit after they started, and had to format it again, so i lost a lot of the shots of them.
Before the clip, i'd like to say my thoughts and hopes are with the Japanese exchange students and people there. The earthquake and it's after effects are just seeming to get worse as time goes on. From what i know, most of the local students are from south Japan, so hopefully their families are all safe, i do have pen palls up north though, in Tokyo and farther, and thankfully they all seem to be okay.