Some idols try to rip you off, I mean, more than normal.
Taro Aso, from last week, didn’t get through the whole 7 days before he had to apologize.
We learn a lot more about hair than you would think for an audio medium and it’s time to get Valentine’s day right.
Our idols in the bath:
Our idols in the bath
Idols amazed by products they have used many times before
Our dude lays out some sweet kicks
Some people have bad ideas, the worse aspect of this is that they tend to go through with them. At least we get to laugh at the result.
Japan becomes a tiny bit more progressive and then claims to be way more progressive than it is.
Someone needs a spell checker, not the wizard kind.
Then we get down to the ultimate test of skill.
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When a teacher punches a kid, but the kid set it up, who should get punished?
A standardized test takes Japanese twitter by storm.
And there are lots of questions about porn, porn in Japan. Probably not the questions you are thinking.
Some of the resulting exam art:
More girls from AKB speak out about their shitty shitty lives, the emperor makes a new move, one away from the meat futon and there is some non sassy head snapping going on.
Do you hate your job?
Do you want to know what happens to idols who get assaulted?
Do you have high regard for war criminals?
Do you this premise is already run it’s course?
So do I, which is why I’m sad I missed out on that love potion.
An old Japanese man gets in trouble for saying something ignorant? The shock. An idol might be in it for just the money? The shock!
All you need to know is don’t pirate manga and don’t report this podcast for copyright theft for the Tokyo Drift song.
Sexy sex ed to start the new year, but factually. Wizards and marijuana. A man causing crashes to alleviate his stress gives him more stress, and an attempted murder charge.
Then we get into drug mules and boob science. Just the best way to start every new year.
Should idols be booted from the boy bands if they get married? The Japanese public kind of thinks “Yes.”
Where can you bathe and have a tattoo? Beppu has a solution.
Catch up on Yakuza not being punished, the dropping birthrate and one of the biggest mysteries ever, then everyone can get high.
The take from this weeks story:
The 50th episode milestone. Thank you to everyone who has listened so far. This episode takes a slight tone change in the middle as I used a new app to record on my phone and the room was acoustically different.
Just trying to find more ways to work in time to record.
This week, learn about escalator culture, we predict it won’t end well.
Japan leaves the international whaling commission, because they keep trying to NOT kill whales.
Find out how revelers were caught and arrested but not by the cop that forgot his gun in the toilet.
Learn about some of the words of the year.
Some cops beat each other up while other cops do their best not to hurt a dude.
Huawei is in trouble here too and a family restaurant takes a stand that the Japanese government won’t.