Waratte wa ikenai

Top 5 Funniest Jimmy Onishi Moments in Japanese Comedy Show “Waratte wa Ikenai”

Despite most assuming that Japan is a country of serious faces and hidden emotions, the TV industry is booming with slapstick comedy, comedians from Osaka, and classic shows putting a smile on fans’ faces. Japanese comedy comes in a variety of types: rakugo, an amusing monologue performed by a solo speaker; owarai, which includes game…

3 Great Ideas on How to Spend New Year’s Eve in Japan

Another year is almost over, and no doubt you’re thinking about how to spend the New Year’s celebration while you are in Japan. Christmas in Japan is very different to how it is in most Western countries; people often eat chicken and see illuminations with their partner rather than eat homemade food with their families.…

3 best Japanese TV-shows that are not about food

America is going through a golden age of television programming. Japan? Not so much… According to a recent survey by the Asahi newspaper, nearly 75 percent of those surveyed noted that they thought Japanese TV is boring. Many programs are just people eating food and shouting, “Umai!!!” (delicious). But there are a few babies in…