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Big in Japan
Bilingual Owarai comedians residing in Tokyo talk about what's big in Japan.
Wanna know what life in Japan is REALLY like? Everything you need (and didn't think need) to know about life in and around Tokyo with a bit of comedy sprinkled on top.
Tokyo Splosion is a comedy podcast from the bowels of the world's most tentacled mega city. The show's mysteries, improv bits, tall tales, and friendliness should appeal to even those with little to no interest in Tokyo or Japan.
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-Letters from our listeners -King of Conte -Sex Scandals -Witching Hour -Japanese dude going to the moon
JOIN US ON PATREON An example of Japanese suberanai hanashi or "funny stories."
Stephen climbed Mount Fuji. He survived. His feet did not. NOW ON PATREON AT
-Japanese pro virigins VS amateur virgins -Chikan stories -The story of Saito -Japanese relationships -Japanese Shazai Kaiken
Stephen talks about his recent cold and the drawbacks of being sick in a country scared of getting addicted to drugs. Find the show on Twitter And on Patreon
-Nick and Black Samurai’s comedy special breakdown. -The new CEO of Johnny’s -Would you do Nagase? -Robert Campbell comes out!
Nick talks about what it's like working with Nogizaka46 members and a normal day at NogiEigo.
Stephen recounts his experience after a nice meal in a rural port town's local conveyor belt sushi restaurant. It is not nice.
In this episode I share an interesting bit of information about the fate of Toyota's combustible engine, plus talk about how future changes will affect other industries in Japan.
-National Basketball team scandal -How hostess clubs work in Japan. -343,000$ bottle of Whisky and Japan’s rich whisky culture. -Check out this Japanese book: Onamen (masks) by Enchi Fumiko
You've heard of the thermal sensation scale, but do you know the other important sensations scales? In this episode we tell you all about them. Then we give you some tips to get more out of your time in Japan. Stick around until the end for our formal hiatus announcement. We love every single butt hole and will be back! Intro music by clintbree ...…
-When a loophole in the law allowed for the sale of psychedelic drugs in Japan.
Yoshimotozaka46 just unveiled its inaugural members! Stephen isn't among them. Find out why in this episode!
-Yoshimotozaka 46 talk -People peeing on each other?? -Does Japan have a drunk problem?
In this episode I break down an incident that happened to me online recently and give some advice on dealing with racial insensitivity in Japan
WARNING EXPLICIT -The crazy world of afterparties in Japan.
-The hells of moving house in Japan. -Haunted/Death housing rules in Japan. -Public baths in Japan: Poo, Balls, butts, and Sexy time. -Shocking bathroom stories -Comedy contests
In this short episode I tell you about a ridiculous news story involving a sexist policy in Japan, then give some table manners lessons
-What are comedy contests in Japan? Why are Japanese people so obsessed with contests? -What are Maesetsu? What is the difference between being a warm up comedian in Japan VS a warm up comedian in America. -The best way to warm up a studio audience before a TV show. -Stephen and Nick’s Japanese comedian recommendations…
In this quick episode I bring you a recent strategy coming out of Japan to combat the 2020 heat, and tell the REAL story of what happened during Japan's bidding process.
BJ Fox is an English stand up comedian who wrote and starred in NHK World’s most popular drama “Home Sweet Tokyo.” -What it’s like filming and writing a comedy drama for Japanese TV. -The difference between Stand up Comedy and Japanese お笑い。
-Questions from our listeners -The Religious group that controls the Japanese entertainment industry. -PC culture in Japan
In this quick episode I go through a list of yummy Japanese food you can try if you are in the country for the summer festival season.
In this short episode I give an update on my movements, we talk summer heat, and I explain the casino situation in Japan.
-Japanese man kills his wife and his mom helps him bury her. -Homeless people in Japan VS Homeless people in the US -Mother complex in Japan. -Studying at home everyday makes you want to do your mom? wait, what?
In this episode: Alek skateboards on a Japanese mountain and his butt gets gross, then the boys find themselves interfering with a strange government conspiracy involving tiny stink clones. Finally, Alek teaches us how to identify konbini manga porn. Special mentions: Brady Foster (@zookelow, | Intro music by clintbreeze. ...…
No official episode this time. I just wanted to say "hi" and let you all know that I am still out here and I will be back with lots more content really soon.
Potty talk and questions from our listners.
A quick and rough episode answering a few questions before I head off into the night
-The sexy history of Kabuki Theater -Getting searched by the Japanese Police -Getting adopted as an adult in Japan -Japanese Ghosts -Nick’s embarrassing story JJ’s Twitch: J2tehj2
In this shorter episode I give my breakdown of themes that repeat on Japanese TV shows, then we finish up the list of Japanese passions from the previous episode.
In this episode: Kyle returns to the physical realm from his newly completed metaphysical chrysalis bearing good news of beer foam, sad tiny food, taking it slow in Tokyo, and other stuff too. Special mentions: @KintsugiStyle, @love2chiitan, @Ant_Cleveland, @joeyjiuliani, @GaijinWota | Intro music by | Featured track: M ...…
Big in Japan Episode 13: Nick’s narccisistic updates: Nogieigo Season 2, McDonalds Japan commercial! -The new Japanese copyright infringement fiasco! -Shinkansen knife attack. -The Tokyo mindset= “Don’t be a hero!” -Shooting JAV in public.
This is a two part episode recorded over two days. You will hear me talk about my crazy schedule, a spider situation out of a horror movie, skin care in Japan, and FINALLY we get into a list related topic.
-The football incident. -AKB’s Miki Nishino. Where is she today? -Yoshimoto money -Sashihara Scandal -Shoplifters movie -Poor people in Japan
In this episode: Alek is back on his AMV shit, Kyle's effort to be nicer to Alek has extreme repercussions, and Alek espouses hateful rhetoric against bearotaurs. Ah jeez, what an ep! Special mentions: Dori (@Bigwasp80), Dead Frogs Podcast (@dead_frogs), Viddy Well (@ViddyWellBlog), Rainbow Tofu (@KitsuneTofu), and Zac (@GaijinWota). | Intro mu ...…
We got a great email from Lisa ranging from my language to homelessness, shut ins, and trash here in Japan. Her email inspired me to expand on several topics and it made for a well rounded episode in my opinion. Many thanks to her!
Big in Japan Episode:11 -What are Japanese “Chikan?” -The worst Kanji Tattoos westerners put on themselves. -The real reason Tattoos are taboo in Japan (Not because of Yakuza). -Weed and other Drugs in Japan. -The difference between Japanese high schools and American high schools. -The Radwimps “Hinomaru” fiasco.…
In this episode I explain my late podcast upload, break down some of the unexpected events that happened at the festival I attended last week, and give some insight on how living in Japan can be a headache sometimes (just ask Airbnb)
This week is all about pulling yourself up by your own butt straps, and getting out there and hitting the pavement to improve your Japanese speaking ability. You'll learn some real advice sprinkled with generous amounts of nonsense and good times. Special mentions: Super Fun Time Trivia Podcast, Hanzai Podcast and the musical stylings of @to6ok ...…
Big in Japan Episode:10 -The famous Black Samurai and the effect Gaki no Tsukai had on his carrier. Born and raised blackface. -Hyokkorihan and copyright issues in the Japanese entertainment industry. -Nogizaka 46’s Mai Shiraishi gets death threats.
The day before the annual festival I participate in I give a bit of info on what I expect I will be doing, and some other inside info on festival life in Japan.
Kyle and Alek are back together for some old fashioned ToSplo fun, including: Alek boards the ship to the eternal Grey Havens of Nagano, Ramen slurping ring of power, Dentists in Japan, Skateboarding problems, Accidental cat food reprised, More! | Intro music by | Featured track: Mystical Composer by Kikuchi Momoko (菊池桃子)…
Big in Japan Episode 9: Slave Idol Contracts -What It’s like to work as a female idol in Japan -Rola leaving her agency -Nick’s stories about meeting Rola -Stephen’s police story -Ippatsu Gags -Questions from our listeners
Half robot, half prince, all wonderful fake bit artist Robotprins joined Kyle, Zac and Sam to discuss: Getting anatomical and making music in Japan Robotprins's favorite Mega Man music Working with YMCK on their newest album, and performing with them live Chip tunes vs. fake bit Creating the signature Robotprins sound Featured Track: ミラクルグラヴィティ ...…
We finally get to the 2nd part of the historical conversation we started a few weeks ago, but before that we talk about a (very Japanese) controversy that blew up here over the past week, plus movie and article advice for your entertainment purposes.
Big in Japan Episode 8: RetroGaijin Today’s special guest is… The American Twitch master in Japan… RetroGaijin! Games, Japan life, Otaku life, Twitch talk and Japanese Brothels. Check it out on iTunes, Youtube and Libsyn.
This episode was different than originally planned (my apologies), but we went through a list of 45 unique places to visit in Tokyo, with my added commentary, over a beer.
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