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Arama! Japan Podcast

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

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

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Twitter:

@aramajapan

Language:

English


Episodes

October 2021 Review

11/28/2021
Arama! Japan's review of October 2021, featuring segments on this year's Kohaku rumors, the lack of new female acts in JPop, this year's MTV VMAJ, and more.

Duration:02:07:52

September 2021 Review

10/28/2021
Arama! Japan's review of September 2021, featuring segments on King & Prince's The Japan Times interview, the success of Snow Man's debut album, Japan's and international fans of Japanese media's reaction to "Squid Game", and more.

Duration:01:43:12

August 2021 Review

9/28/2021
Arama! Japan's review of August 2021, featuring segments on Seiko Oomori's abuse scandal, "Talent Power Ranking 2021", Japanese hip hop's horrible summer, and more.

Duration:01:34:15

July 2021 Review

8/18/2021
Arama! Japan's review of July 2021, featuring segments on the drama of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (on the ground and in fandom), Suzuki Tatsuhisa cheating on LiSA, and more.

Duration:02:18:55

June 2021 Review

7/28/2021
Arama! Japan's review of June 2021, featuring segments on Utada Hikaru coming out as non-binary, the half year charts, and more.

Duration:01:53:28

May 2021 Review

6/25/2021
Arama! Japan's review of May 2021, featuring segments on Hoshino Gen & Aragaki Yui's marriage, the Japanese music industry's 2020 decline, King & Prince's "Magic Touch", the anti-blackness of idol fans, and more.

Duration:01:40:32

April 2021 Review

5/28/2021
Arama! Japan's review of April 2021, featuring segments on Kondo Masahiko leaving Johnny & Associates, Arata Mackenyu getting COVID-19 on a date, Kiko Mizuhara coming out, the problem with Mukai Taichi, and more.

Duration:01:44:54

March 2021 Review

4/16/2021
Arama! Japan's review of March 2021, featuring segments on the "30 Best JPop Songs of the Past 20 Years" list, Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony drama, V6's breakup, AKB's hell week, and more.

Duration:01:44:13

February 2021 Review

3/21/2021
Arama! Japan's review of February 2021, featuring segments on Yuuri using Juice=Juice's Sayuki Takagi for food and shelter, Tomohisa Yamashita & Jin Akanishi's rocky relationship, Avex acts in "CHUANG 2021", Fujii Kaze being compared to Utada Hikaru, and more.

Duration:01:48:26

January 2021 Review

2/28/2021
Arama! Japan's review of January 2021, featuring segments on Atsuko Maeda & Ryo Katsuji's divorce, Mahoto Watanabe & Yui Imaizumi's marriage and pregnancy, Johnny's Jr. new age limit, fashion / anime collaborations, and more. WARNING: This episode includes talk of abuse.

Duration:01:56:48

Black History Month 2021

2/17/2021
A special Black History Month episode featuring segments on what draws Black people to Japanese music, Black / mixed race Japanese acts, cultural appropriation, Japan's reaction to Black Lives Matter, and more.

Duration:01:24:32

December 2020 Review

1/18/2021
Arama! Japan's review of December 2020, featuring segments on the year end music shows, our Koki Maeda interview, Ren Ozawa's abuse scandal, the disbanding of the Tokyo 2020 ceremonies committees, and more. WARNING: This episode includes talk of abuse and suicide.

Duration:02:13:39

2020 Year End Review

12/31/2020
Arama! Japan's review of 2020, featuring segments on the year end charts, this year's trends, future trends, the impact of COVID-19, our top songs and albums of the year, and more.

Duration:02:06:52

November 2020 Review

12/16/2020
Arama! Japan's review of November 2020, featuring segments on Avex's financial troubles, drama at Johnny & Associates, Koki's underage semi-nude photoshoot, the year end music shows, and more.

Duration:02:03:15

October 2020 Review

11/27/2020
Arama! Japan's review of October 2020, featuring segments on the success of "Demon Slayer", LiSA's related success, VTuber drama, the MTV VMAJ 2020, and more.

Duration:01:28:28

September 2020 Review

10/28/2020
Arama! Japan's review of September 2020, featuring segments on the suicides of Takeuchi Yuko and Tsuno Maisa, Arashi's overseas activities, Yumi Matsutoya's praise of Shinzo Abe, and more.

Duration:01:37:08

Female Soloists: Part 2 (Old Generation)

10/7/2020
The second episode in our female soloists special series, this episode is dedicated to older female soloists! Fave divas such as Ayumi Hamasaki, Utada Hikaru, Seiko Matsuda, and Kudo Shizuka are dicussed in depth, touching on why these women still appeal to fans several decades into their careers. There are also segments on moving on from old faves, the dislike of Aimyon by some JPop fans, and doxxing Kalen Anzai.

Duration:02:05:53

Female Soloists: Part 1 (New Generation)

10/1/2020
The first episode in our female soloists special series, this episode is dedicated to newer female soloists! Aimyon is featured prominently, but there is also talk of her predecessors, aiko and YUI. All three of these women have a great emphasis on lyrics, which is discussed. Speaking of lyrics, the impact of karaoke is also discussed. The panel also talks about their favorite newer female soloists.

Duration:01:42:22

August 2020 Review

9/11/2020
Arama! Japan's review of August 2020, featuring segments on the success of Yonezu Kenshi's new album, departure rumors at Johnny & Associates, the sexualization of junior idols, international promotion of Japanese acts, why August was the best month for music this year, and more.

Duration:01:46:06

July 2020 Review

8/23/2020
Arama! Japan's review of July 2020, featuring segments on the comeback of Tetsuya Komuro via Nogizaka46 & Ayumi Hamasaki, Kalen Anzai, "Japan Sinks: 2020", the growing number of celebrities with coronavirus, Noda Yojiro's support of eugenics, and more.

Duration:01:45:13