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Japan Station 04: All About Trying to Become “Big in Japan” (David Elliot-Jones)

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Japan Station episode 4 is here and this time we’re talking all about one man’s mission to achieve the heights of fame in the land of the rising sun.

In this episode David Elliot-Jones talks about the crazy journey he went on as the star of the ridiculous but thought-provoking documentary Big in Japan. Dave discusses why he and his two friends (Lachlan McLeod & Louis Dai) chose to leave their homes in Australia and spend two years of their lives in Japan chasing fame, what it was like working in Japan’s entertainment industry, the dread he felt when having to do crazy stunts like walking around almost naked in Shibuya, the good and bad side of fame, how his soccer teammate’s “penis ring” landed him in the news, what it was like asking Japanese people if they’ve ever had sex with a rice ball, and much more. Dave also offers a bit of advice for people hoping to make it break into the Japanese entertainment industry.

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Extra Stuff

Big in Japan is now out and ready for you to watch it. Just go to the official Big in Japan website and click on the streaming platform of your choice to watch it now.

The official Big in Japan website

Chek out the trailer for Big in Japan below.

Below is the Onigiri Man video mentioned in the podcast. In this video Dave can be seen asking Japanese people about love and  whether they’ve ever had sex with a rice ball.

Here’s a look at Bob “The Beast” Sapp.

Here is a video featuring aspiring idol Kelsey Parnigoni.

If you’d like to learn a bit about Rick “Ladybeard” Magarey, check out the video below.

And finally, here is the music video for Bob Sapp’s song “Bob Sapp Time,” which was mentioned in the podcast.

If you’d like ot read a full review of Big in Japan, just hit the button below.

Big in Japan Review

Special Thanks

Opening/Closing song: Oedo Controller (大江戸コントローラー) by Yunomi featuring Toriena
To listen to more of Yunomi’s music, check out his Souncloud page or YouTube channel.

Japan Station cover art: Provided by Erik R.

Featured image: Courtesy of David Elliot-Jones

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