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Why is Japanese TV so bad? | Ichimon Japan 70

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On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: Why is Japanese TV so bad?

Topics Discussed

  • Why Japanese TV is so “terrible”
  • About Japanese variety TV shows
  • How most TV around the world aren’t remarkable
  • How Japanese TV shows can be useful for watching TV
  • How Japanese TV game shows are not crazy
  • How the idea of Japanese game shows being crazy is not true
  • About Takeshi’s Castle
  • How many Japanese TV shows are staged
  • Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!! 1989 ÔÇž Variety show ÔÇž 0 seasons
  • About Downtown Matsumoto
  • About Waratte wa Ikenai
  • About telop (teroppu)
  • About national news programs in Japan
  • About late night radio in Japan
  • About anime’s popularity around the world
  • About why some media from Japan does not get popular outside of Japan
  • Anime localization
  • About Hajimete no Tsukai
  • About You wa Nani Shi Nippon e
  • Movies in Japan
  • And much more!

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Special Thanks

Opening/Closing Theme: Produced by Apol (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Fiverr)

Ichimon Japan cover art: Produced by Erik R.

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