• In this July 7 , 2016 photo, Reika Oozeki, Japanese Vine artist, speaks while showing her work on a smart phone during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo.  Companies attempting to appeal to Japanese youngsters are getting help from teenage stars on Vine, the social network devoted to six-second videos. Oozeki, 19, became a sensation overnight on Vine when she was just 17, offering snarky sketches of life. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)

    Japan companies seek hipness through teens posting to Vine

    TOKYO (AP) — What’s helping turn Japanese youngsters into stars on Vine, the Twitter-owned social network devoted to looping, six-second video clips, is the stodginess of this nation’s business world.