Nante Japan Podcast

Nante Japan Podcast

A podcast covering Japanese pop culture, including music, celebrities, video games, dramas, anime, and everything else in between.

Episodes

June 9, 2024 155 mins

Nante Japan's review of April 2024, featuring segments on the state of HYBE's Japanese operations, Billboard's article on Western songwriters in Asia, Utada Hikaru's 25th anniversary best album "SCIENCE FICTION", and more.

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A special episode where Coachella 2024 is discussed. Reactions to the individual performers, what they mean to the notion and expansion of Japanese music overseas, and who we would like to see perform at the festival in the future are discussed,

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May 7, 2024 84 mins

Nante Japan's review of March 2024, featuring segments on the end of Sexy Zone, the birth of timelesz, the BBC Johnny Kitagawa documentary sequel, numerous film and music award shows, and more.

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March 29, 2024 200 mins

Nante Japan's review of February 2024, featuring segments on Ado's New York concert, Ae! group's impending debut, LDH's rules for fan behavior, Japanese hip hop's big month, and more.

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March 4, 2024 148 mins

Nante Japan's review of Janaury 2024, featuring segments on the marriage of KinKi Kids' Tsuyoshi Domoto & Momoiro Clover Z's Kanako Momota, Sexy Zone's impending name change & Kento Nakajima's impending graduation, Number_i's debut, the "47th Japan Academy Awards" nominations, utaite drama, and more.

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February 18, 2024 123 mins

Nante Japan's review of December 2023, featuring segments on the “74th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen”, the renaming of the company formerly known as Johnny & Associates, Snow Man's record breaking New Year's Eve livestream, Jin Akanshi and Meisa Kuroki's divorce, and more.

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December 29, 2023 229 mins

Nante Japan's review of 2023, featuring segments on the trends of the year, whether the concept of an album is dead or alive in Japan, the STARTO ENTERTAINMENT (fka Johnny & Associates) scandal, our top songs and albums of the year, and more.

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A special episode where the fans of STARTO ENTERTAINMENT, formerly Johnny & Associates, speak out on the monumentous year that was 2023. Fans from around the world discuss the Johnny Kitagawa abuse scandal, the changes the company has made in its wake, what they see in the company's future, their favorite company moments of the year, and more.

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December 16, 2023 160 mins

Nante Japan's review of November 2023, featuring segments on  the “74th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen” lineup, Yuzuru Hanyu's divorce, the concert film "OPUS | Ryuichi Sakamoto", the year end streaming charts, Anime NYC 2023, and more.

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November 28, 2023 168 mins

Nante Japan's review of October 2023, featuring segments on the second Johnny & Associates press conference, the fallout from the press conference, the formation of Number_i, a new book on why women aren't topping the Japanese charts, and more.

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October 30, 2023 141 mins
Nante Japan's review of September 2023, featuring segments on the Johnny & Associates third party investigation press conference, the fallout from the press conference, the interviews with the heads of Avex and Universal Music Japan, and more.

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October 24, 2023 120 mins

Nante Japan's review of August 2023, featuring segments on the United Nations press conference about Johnny & Associates, the Johnny & Associates third party investigation report, Bishonen's scandals, and more.

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September 28, 2023 159 mins

Nante Japan's review of July 2023, featuring segments on Yamashita Tatsuro's defense of Johnny Kitagawa, Shinjiro Atae's coming out, The New York Asian Film Festival, our midyear favorites, and more.

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August 28, 2023 107 mins

A special episode about our trip to Anime Expo 2023! In this episode, we discussed all the things we experienced at the con, including VTuber concerts, anisong clubbing, and the North American premiere of "The First Slam Dunk."

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July 28, 2023 143 mins

Nante Japan's review of June 2023, featuring segments on Ronald's trip to Japan to see Snow Man at Tokyo Dome, the half-year charts, this year's "Talent Power Ranking", criticism of our site's handling of the Johnny Kitagawa abuse scandal, and more.

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June 28, 2023 134 mins

Nante Japan's review of May 2023, featuring segments on Julie Fujishima's apology over the Johnny Kitagawa abuse scandal, the demise of King & Prince 2.0 / birth of King & Prince 3.0,  JPop's rise in South Korea, and more.

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May 28, 2023 143 mins

Nante Japan's review of April 2023, featuring segments on the life and legacy of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Johnny & Associates music show clips on YouTube, the RIAJ report for 2022, and more.

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May 1, 2023 156 mins

Nante Japan's review of March 2023, featuring segments on the BBC documentary on the Johnny Kitagawa abuse allegations, our trip to Washington to see and interview Travis Japan, Hideaki Takizawa's new company, Sho Hirano's comments while in South Korea, and more.

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April 28, 2023 140 mins

A special episode centering on Usami Rin's award-winning hit novel "Idol, Burning". In this episode, we discussed several key points in such as how authors have discussed women's issues through the lens of insanity, how this particular book fits into that larger tradition of feminism, and how what seems like a simple book about idol fandom may be anything but.

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March 24, 2023 110 mins

Nante Japan's review of February 2023, featuring segments on the the return of cheering at concerts, Koki Tanaka's drug sentence, Snow Man's ticket scalping, King & Prince's fans attempts to save the group, and more.

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