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Small in Japan

Jul 14, 2019

The Japanese entertainment industry was once again shaken to its very core by another huge news story this week as Johnny Kitagawa, the founder of Johnny's Entertainment and the "producer" of Japanese pop giants like Arashi, SMAP, and TOKIO passed away due to complications from a stroke.  Though remembered in...

Jul 8, 2019

The gang is back together and this time discussing Yoshimoto's continuing scandal issues, pay-to-play in the Japanese comedy world, and Nick's dubious hiring practices.  PLUS we finally figure out what we can't say on the show.


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Jun 30, 2019

In this solo episode of the show, Stephen grapples with the huge scandal rocking the world of Japanese show business.
Eleven big names in Japanese entertainment have been suspended indefinitely, some probably to be never heard from again. What happens now? Yoshimoto, the largest entertainment company in Japan is...

Jun 23, 2019

In this special episode of the show, Nick sits down for an exclusive chat with Cyborg Joe, the lead singer of the viral hit Japanese music act The Lethal Weapons, to discuss how the band came together, Nick's first year as a celebrity on Japanese TV, why current Japanese movies suck, musical tastes, how to...

Jun 16, 2019

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This week Stephen and BJ discuss their night out on the town in Tokyo with famous comedians, doing English standup in Japan, why Japanese standup comedians bomb, and BJ's rising profile in Japan.