Stand-up comedians Bobby Judo and Ollie Horn purport to report on the Japanese river cruise industry each week.
What is Visual Kei? (w/Sarahphina)
Music industry and Visual Kei Insider Sarahphina teaches Bobby and Ollie about stuff they're totally unfamiliar with, like X Japan, Japanese rock fandom, and humility.
Games Japan ACTUALLY Wants (w/Stephen Case)
Co-founder of Tanuki Games, Stephen Case talks about the relationship between community building and quality of life abroad and how the rhythms of Japan expat experience have changed during the past year. (They're f***ed.)
Hiroshima's First Annual PCR-Palooza (w/JJ Walsh)
JJ Walsh and everyone else in Hiroshima gets a free PCR test! Here's hoping this saliva-filled undertaking amounts to more than just spitting into the wind.
The Children are the Mirai (w/Jason Mitchell from Nihongodomo)
Jason Mitchell, admin at Nihongodomo, a resource for parents "raising kids in Japanese," stops by to talk about how his parenting process is basically the opposite of Bobby's, by which we assume he means, HE'S doing a GOOD job.
Japan Stories: More Wack, Less Fact? (w/David A McNeill)
David McNeill explains why sometimes the ancient art of jya-narizamu intersects with the even more ancient art of bullshitto, and how exoticizing foreign countries meant the British newspaper industry died a little slower than it could have done.
Olympick Your Battles (with Rochelle Kopp)
Rochelle Kopp tackles the question of whether or not Japan has finally crossed the Rubicon when it comes to going forward with the Olympics? If they have, we hope they checked out the really nice Rubicon River Cruise while they were in the area.