A Japanese sentence verbally transmitted from a foreigner’s mouth has been received with enthusiastic silent applause.

The clap was performed at a reasonably high altitude just in front of the chin of the clap deliverer.

Mike Paine said he was already well aware that his verbalization was ‘sugoi’ and expected a more heartfelt response.

“I thought the clap was just a little bit too brief and failed to produce any sound loud enough for the human ear,” said Paine.

“For the quality of sentence I just constructed, with no dictionary I might add, I would have at least expected to hear some skin on skin noise.”