A podcast covering Japanese pop culture, including music, celebrities, video games, dramas, anime, and everything else in between.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nante Japan's review of January 2023, featuring segments on Yoshihiko Inohara's interview about Johnny & Associates, Ken Miyake leaving Johnny & Associates, Snow Man's Raul at Paris Fashion Week, the death of Yukihiro Takahashi, our thoughts on XG, and more.
Nante Japan's review of December 2022, featuring segments on the “73rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen”, the creator of "silent" coming out against the show's international distribution, the Sho Hirano / HYBE rumor, season 2 of "Alice in Borderland", and more.
Nante Japan's review of 2022, featuring segments on the year end charts; the trends of TikTok, VTubers, and boybands; our top songs and albums of the year; and more.
The first episode of the rebranded Nante Japan Podcast! This is our review of November 2022, featuring segments on the “73rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen” lineup, the 2022 Gen Z trends list, the failure of Cool Japan, the proposed usage of national IDs to go to concerts and how this affects international fans, Anime NYC 2022, and more.
A special episode focusing on the drama surrounding Johnny & Associates in late October / early November 2022. Topics covered include the departure of Hideaki Takizawa, the impending departure of three of the five members of King & Prince, Johnny & Associates threatening Shukan Bunshun with legal action, and the company's future.
Arama! Japan's review of September 2022, featuring segments on our trip to South Korea, the lack of energy in Japan's current female acts, Travis Japan's semi-final appearance on "America's Got Talent", and the success of Snow Man's second album.
Arama! Japan's review of August 2022, featuring segments on Otakuthon 2022, our interview with Genki Iwahashi, and Seiho's sexual assault case.
Arama! Japan's review of July 2022, featuring segments on the assassination of Shinzo Abe, Max Matsuura's bashing of KPop in favor of XG, Travis Japan's appearance on "America's Got Talent", and news from Anime Expo 2022.
Arama! Japan's review of June 2022, featuring segments on the half-year charts, this year's "Talent Power Ranking", our interview with Keito Okamoto, and Harry Styles' appearance on "THE FIRST TAKE."
A special Pride episode featuring discussion of Dr. Thomas Baudinette's book "Regimes of Desire: Young Gay Men, Media, and Masculinity in Tokyo" with the author. In this episode we discussed several key points in the book including Yukio Mishima's lasting impact on Japanese gay men, the Japanese gay porn industry, Japanese gay men's thoughts on Johnny & Associates, and how things are changing for LGBT ...
Arama! Japan's review of May 2022, featuring segments on “KanJam Kanzennen SHOW”'s Reiwa Artists Pick the Top 30 Heisei Songs list, how JPop and KPop treat choreography differently, and the stalking of 7 MEN Samurai’s Taiko Sasaki.
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