9/11 Demolition Theory on Prime Time Japanese TV Show

Most of you know I believe that the World Trade Center was brought down by controlled demolition on September 11th, 2001. Major TV networks in the West seem to avoid this topic and simply label anyone who doesn’t agree with the official conspiracy theory (Osama Bin Laden, etc.) as kooks and nuts. Never did I expect that this would be the subject of Sekai Maru Mie, or “World Great TV”, a popular TV […]

Japanese manners – part 3

In part 1 of this series, you saw a video about dropping litter in bicycle baskets, and in part 2 I showed you a commercial aimed at stopping people from eating on trains. Both of these videos are part of an ongoing effort to improve manners in a country where you can pretty much get away with anything, because very few would dare tell you off. The following video, sadly […]

Japanese manners – part 2

In part 1 of this Japanese Manners series, I showed you a public service announcement to encourage people not to drop litter. In this country, people would rather turn a blind eye than tell a stranger off for doing something they shouldn’t. This next video isn’t the final version that made it to TV, but the message is the same. The glossed-up final cut was shown in commercial breaks during […]

Japanese manners – part 1

In England, if you’re talking in a movie theater, there’s a good chance the person behind you will tell you to ‘shut it’. If you drop litter in the street, someone might pick it up and throw it back at you. If you’re eating, drinking, walking, smoking, or even peeing in a place you shouldn’t, someone is likely to call you up for it. Half way around the world however, […]

Japanese men rubbing each other

Okay, so I was just about to write something intelligent when out of the corner of my eye I noticed three near-naked men on TV, eating yakiniku (Korean barbeque) and rubbing each other with the smoke from the BBQ. Of course, this kind of activity is quite normal for Japanese TV, and it doesn’t get much better than this… literally. Sadly, or maybe fortunately, I was too slow to get […]

Tetsu & Tomo mime Shouten theme!

I love this video of a popular Japanese double-act Tetsu & Tomo. The music is from the variety show ‘Shouten’. Watch and laugh, and if you can’t view the video, you can see it here at youtube.com. I’ve become a fan of Japanese TV now that I’m married and live with the TV on permanently. While many people think that the Japanese are expression-less, everything on TV is really exagerrated. […]