A group of 100 high school students from Tokyo, Japan, left Miori delegates speechless with their performance of traditional haka dance. The students had learned the moves during a one-year exchange program in New Zealand.
“Their performance was awesome better still was the pronunciation of Te Reo very clear indeed,” one woman wrote online, while another said, “This is boss Japanese learning and performing kapa haka neat all right.”
A number of social media users, mostly from New Zealand, appreciated the gesture and applauded them for learning the indigenous dance.
“Oh wow I'm touched to watch this. Love seeing other cultures acknowledging our culture," a Facebook user commented as another exclaimed, “They can pronounce it much better than most English Kiwis that have been here for 20 years plus.”
Watch the complete performance in the video above.