Taylor Swift Speaks Japanese to Crowd During Tokyo Concert

Just when the world thought Taylor Swift couldn’t be any more impressive, having just scooped two Grammys, she rocked up to her Tokyo Eras Tour yesterday and spoke Japanese.

The chart-topper picked up gongs for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year for Midnights. She also dropped a bombshell during one of her acceptance speeches, announcing that she is releasing her new album The Tortured Poets Department on April 19.

Fresh from her win, the jet setter headed to Tokyo for the Japan leg of her tour, which ends on Saturday. She is then rumored to head to Las Vegas to support her partner Travis Kelce and his team, Kansas City Chiefs at the Super Bowl LVIII.

Swift would need to jump on a U.S.-bound flight shortly after wrapping her final Tokyo show to make the approximate 11.5-hour flight and attend the Super Bowl. Tokyo is 17 hours ahead of Las Vegas, which would help her with her ambitious potential journey.

Taylor Swift performs onstage on February 7, 2024, in Tokyo. She greeted her audience on the first night of her Eras Tokyo Tour by speaking Japanese to the crowd.

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A video posted to X, formerly Twitter, of Swift greeting the crowd at the Tokyo Dome, has Swifties in a frenzy with the star speaking Japanese.

The video was captioned: “Taylor Swift welcoming the crowd to The Eras Tour in Japanese #TokyoTSTheErasTour” and shows the audience erupting with a massive cheer when she said it.

A fan The Eras Tour account stated the translation as: “Tokyo, Welcome to The Eras Tour!” in Japanese.

Swifties have shared their love for the “All Of The Girls You Loved Before” singer, with one adding: “Japanese queen” under the video.

“Why the F*** am I crying at a video of Taylor Swift speaking Japanese it’s acc[tually] so heartwarming,” another said.

An emotional spectator revealed: “I was moved to tears.”

Shouting, an observer proclaimed: “I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE WITH YOU,” while an additional fan was left “Speechless…” by her performance.

Others shared images and videos of their experience at the concert.

Multiple fans on X also highlighted how they were seeing several performances of her Eras Tokyo Tour. An eager listener said: “It was amazing….Thank you for coming to Tokyo!!! See you tomorrow too.”

A fellow Swiftie contributed: “To be honest, from the moment the show started, I couldn’t stop crying & couldn’t breathe well. It’s like I’m still in a dream. I’m so grateful for the wonderful reunion with @taylorswift13 for the first time in over 4 years. see u tomorrow @taylornation13 #TokyoTSTheErasTour.”

Last year was known as the year of Swift with her record-breaking tour, being named Time‘s “Person of the Year.” and potentially finding love in Kelce, and it looks like 2024 is set to be another great year for the star.

Newsweek has contacted Taylor Swift’s talent agent via email for comment.