I know I’m supposed to make commentary, or tell a joke, or add some personal insight, but every time I thought of something to say, I read further and the article just says it for me. If you’re at all interested in how Japanese TV works, you’ll like this. If you’ve never seen Japanese TV…you may still find it interesting.
So Japanese TV has this thing that they do. Nearly every show you’ll find uses celebrities instead of “random” people. If its a gameshow, the contestants are celebrities. If it’s a show re-telling stories of drama, heroism, or just minor interest, there’ll be a panel of celebrities reacting and commenting. Even something as simple as a cooking show will have celebrities either tasting, cooking, or both. It’s quite inescapable.
On one such cooking show, one of the contestants was Continue reading
So Japan has been stricken with an acute case of Olympic Fever, now that we’ll have the 2020 games Tokyo. Of course, I’m sure that interest will begin flagging in a few weeks after the news is no longer “new,” with renewed interest when facilities get planned/built/etc. Continue reading