In the first step in its international rollout, YouTube has launched localized versions of its video sharing site in nine countries -- Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, the UK and Japan. YouTube Japan, which now has a fully translated interface and a local listing of recommended videos, is now featuring a welcome video by Tokyo-based art collective Rinpa Eshidan, whose killer "motion painting" videos have a history of rocking YouTube.

Watch more Rinpa Eshidan videos HERE.

[Link: YouTube Japan]