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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

Pride 2022: "Regimes of Desire" Special

6/25/2022
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 people in Japan.

Duration:01:52:51

May 2022 Review

6/20/2022
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.

Duration:01:43:45

April 2022 Review

5/28/2022
Arama! Japan's review of April 2022, featuring segments on Arata Mackenyu's multiple scandals, Sono Sion's sexual harassment scandal, and Utada Hikaru at Coachella.

Duration:01:16:43

March 2022 Review (Part 2)

4/28/2022
The second part of Arama! Japan's review of March 2022, featuring segments on the US theater screening of Arashi's 20th anniversary concert film, last year's growth of the Japanese music industry, Fujii Kaze's rise to fame, and more.

Duration:01:37:22

March 2022 Review (Part 1): "Drive My Car" Special

4/27/2022
The first part of Arama! Japan's review of March 2022, focusing on the Academy Award-winning film "Drive My Car." In this part, we discuss the film, its international promotion, and the response to it within Japan.

Duration:01:04:57

February 2022 Review (Part 2): "Fishbowl Wives" Special

3/28/2022
The second part of Arama! Japan's review of February 2022, focusing on the Netflix orginal series "Fishbowl Wives." In this part, we break down each episode of the drama.

Duration:00:56:30

February 2022 Review (Part 1)

3/27/2022
The first part of Arama! Japan's review of February 2022, featuring segments on Mafumafu & Rushia's scandal, Kizuna Ai's retirement, King & Prince's dome tour, and more.

Duration:00:59:10

January 2022 Review (Part 2): Utada Hikaru "BAD Mode" Special

2/27/2022
The second part of Arama! Japan's review of January 2022, focusing on Utada Hikaru's new album, "BAD Mode." In this part, we break down each song on the album, talk about the sudden interest of the Western press in regards to Utada, and the split release of the album.

Duration:02:11:22

January 2022 Review (Part 1)

2/27/2022
The first part of Arama! Japan's review of January 2022, featuring segments on SixTONES' The Japan Times interview, the Omicron wave at Johnny & Associates, and the conjuction of VTubers and BL.

Duration:01:18:32

December 2021 Review

1/24/2022
Arama! Japan's review of December 2021, featuring segments on the "72nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen", BiSH's disbandment announcement, the “63rd Japan Record Awards”, and the Johnny & Associates year end shows.

Duration:01:52:15

2021 Year End Review

12/29/2021
Arama! Japan's review of 2021, featuring segments on our thoughts of this year, this year's trends of downer & escapist music, trends for 2022, our top songs and albums of the year, what we didn't like this year, and more.

Duration:02:46:50

November 2021 Review

12/22/2021
Arama! Japan's review of November 2021, featuring segments on Sayaka Kanda's death, the new generation boyband battle between Naniwa Danshi, INI, and BE:FIRST, Ayumi Hamasaki's health scare, and why Tomohisa Yamashita can't seem to be canceled.

Duration:02:00:49

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