In just a few months NinjaNewsJapan has seen a lot of growth. People are recommending it and doing all the supporting things you need to grow without me begging them to do it. January 2018 was a record month as NNJ surpassed my other, much longer running podcast
Surprisingly, I’m super happy about it.
I’ll keep doing my best, and hopefully improve throughout 2018. Thank you to everyone.
Two stories about men not fooling anybody and a flamethrower.
Mentioned in the podcast is VelociPodcast Ep. 21
Catching up with a few stories before they fall through the cracks and get forgotten. If you forget about the obsessing about how to carry around your own bodily fluids, it’s just like the real news.
Two news stories about people who just couldn’t seem to keep themselves in check. The overall moral is because someone is good at something doesn’t mean they are a good person.
At the beginning of this new year there was a bit of a brew ha ha as people got all worked up about a comedian on an annual special coming out in Blackface. The theme was cop shows and movies, thus one of the leads wanted to be Axel Foley, which could only be done in full make up. Take a gander:
It set people off. I have had this conversation with Japanese people before and they just don’t get it overall. Most people see it as emulation or imitation as a form of flattery and any explanation to the contrary is received with confused looks. Not sharing or understanding that history makes the issue difficult to understand.
Here is an interesting side note. There is this famous person in Japan who is primarily famous for being really tanned, which Japanese people often refer to as “black”. That was enough for him to get his own chip line:
See that white blotch? Those are his teeth. They’ve clearly darkened him up with make up, but they are’t trying to imply that he is mimicking a black person. Does this fall into the same category? I honestly have no idea. When they do a white frosted or yogurt covered chip we can explore my outrage.
What defines a young person? Well, the age of majority, which can also affect when you can become emperor. Also, some young people have been dished on for their poor work effort, but then get arrested when they really put some elbow grease in. The world is unfair.
NNJ 10: Underage crime
Trains are a big part of living in Japan, so there is, of course, going to be a dark side to it as well.
NNJ 9: Trains
Gambling in Japan is a surprisingly old, yet soon to be a brand new thing.
NNJ 8: Gambling
Japan is a country that is frustratingly strict on following rules. From NHK to beer machines, it’s something you should know about before you come here.
NNJ 7: NHK
Look, if everyone around you has some strange disease where the top part of their head is turning red, please, do your best to keep them away from you.
Brought to you by people who are aware that your fever isn’t normal, you zombie freak.