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Nante Japan Podcast

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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

December 2023 Review

2/18/2024
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.

Duration:02:03:09

2023 Year End Review

12/29/2023
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.

Duration:03:49:38

STARTO ENTERTAINMENT (fka Johnny & Associates) Fans Speak Out Special

12/19/2023
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.

Duration:03:02:28

November 2023 Review

12/16/2023
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.

Duration:02:40:06

October 2023 Review

11/28/2023
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.

Duration:02:48:55

September 2023 Review

10/30/2023
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.

Duration:02:21:23

August 2023 Review

10/24/2023
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.

Duration:02:00:10

July 2023 Review

9/28/2023
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.

Duration:02:39:04

Anime Expo 2023 Special Episode

8/28/2023
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."

Duration:01:47:25

June 2023 Review

7/28/2023
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.

Duration:02:23:28

May 2023 Review

6/28/2023
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.

Duration:02:14:18

April 2023 Review

5/28/2023
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.

Duration:02:23:37

March 2023 Review

5/1/2023
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.

Duration:02:36:24

"Idol, Burning" Special Episode

4/28/2023
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.

Duration:02:20:15

February 2023 Review

3/24/2023
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.

Duration:01:50:45

January 2023 Review

2/24/2023
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.

Duration:02:34:39

December 2022 Review

1/30/2023
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.

Duration:01:44:38

2022 Year End Review

12/31/2022
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.

Duration:02:15:39

November 2022 Review

12/23/2022
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.

Duration:02:14:23

Special Report: Johnny & Associates Drama 2022

11/18/2022
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.

Duration:01:58:45