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SMAP and ABBA Gold on Japanese TV show SMAPxSMAP

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From May 2008, this is either the best thing ever or your worst nightmare – Jpop super group SMAP performing with an ABBA cover band ABBA Gold (who are one of the most known ABBA-tribute bands in Europe)

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The ultimate combination does a Special Medley (Mamma Mia; Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!; Dancing Queen).   Not for ABBA fans if you want to hear butchered lyrics but still fun to watch.

SMAP and ABBA Gold on Japanese TV show SMAPxSMAP

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Posted on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013
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Kinki Kids,Sex Machineguns and Paul Gilbert

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It’s all about musical creativity when you mash the Sex Machineguns (punk), Paul Gilbert (heavy metal Guitar god from Mr. Big) and squeaky clean Jpop duo Kinki Kids together on stage and see what music comes out!

Sex Machinguns & Paul Gilbert & Kinki Kids – Song Of MIKAN
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Posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2012
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Most stairs climbed on the head on World Records Japan show

Most stairs climbed on the head on World Records Japan show

Another clip from Japanese TV show “IT’S GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS JAPAN SHOW!” which again showcases another WTF world record.  This time Chinese acrobat Sun Xi Zhong creates a new record in 2010 for climbing the most stairs — wait for it — climbing the most stairs on his head. The absolutely amazing stunt was achieved  on the set of Bikkuri Chojin Special #3 (Fuji TV) in Tokyo, Japan.

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Posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012
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Unko-san Japanese poo fairy anime

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Only in Japan could you ever make “Unko-san” うんこさん-ツイてる人にしか見えない妖精 a 2009 anime series about a brown turd character called a “poo fairy” .  Thirteen short episodes of the anime were shown in the Osaka area on Kansai TV’s “Otoemon” 音エモン music program between July 19, 2009 – April 26, 2009.  The original concept was created by MAD Barbarians and the  series and title song うんとこサンバ were very popular among Japanese schoolgirls in western Japan.

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Unko-san poo fairy  うんこさん-ツイてる人にしか見えない妖精

Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
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Cracking nuts by sitting on them World Record Japan

Cracking nuts by sitting on them World Record Japan

From Japanese TV show “IT’S GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS JAPAN SHOW”,  a world record for — wait for it — “the most nuts crushed by sitting on them within one minute” — WTF?   The world record from 2010 was achieved by Tomoharu Shoji (Japan)  who crushed 43 nuts on the set of Bikkuri Chojin Special #4 (Fuji TV) in Aoba, Japan.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
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Building of Nara Dreamland in 1961

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There are many popular theme parks in Japan but one of the earliest ones built was called Dreamland located in Nara.  Nara Dreamland 奈良の夢の国 was an almost complete replica of Disneyland in California.

Nara Dreamland 奈良の夢の国

Nara Dreamland 奈良の夢の国

The park was open from 1961 (even Walt Disney attended the opening ceremony) to 2006. Just like Disneyland, the park had a main street, matterhorn, monorail, autopia, skyway and more.

Nara Dreamland 奈良の夢の国

Nara Dreamland 奈良の夢の国

The park closed in 2006 due to poor attendance and is abandoned with nature slowly taking over the rides.

From Japanese TV, a news segment about the building of Nara Dreamland

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Posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
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Brittany Spears on Japanese TV show Downtown

Brittany Spears on Japanese TV Downtown ダウンタウン

From a few years ago on Japanese TV – a younger Brittany Spears appears on Japanese TV show hosted by comedy duo Downtown ダウンタウン.

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Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2012
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Cathy’s House segment on Vermillion Pleasure Night

Cathy's House segment on Vermillion Pleasure Night

Vermilion Pleasure Night or VPN was a popular but short lived late night Japanese variety and comedy show broadcast in 2000 by TV Tokyo.  We’ve previously written about their One Point English and Quickgirl Assassins segments.

Cathy's House segment on Vermillion Pleasure Night

Another recurring segment was “Cathy’s House” which featured real people performing as dolls in a very colorful “Barbie Doll” doll house belonging to Cathy. The entire cast is female but the narrator is Mr. Yoshimasa Ishibashi.  Be prepared to be transported into a surreal world.

Wonderful Day
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Someday
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Posted on Thursday, November 8th, 2012
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Ijiri Okada torments idols on TV Asahi’s Rain Talk show

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Ijiri Okada イジリー岡田 is one Japan’s most feared comedians (for female Japanese idols).  In this funny segement from Japanese TV segment from TV Asahi’s variety show  Rain Talk  アメトーーク! , he torments two Japanese gravure idols models who appear as guests on the show.  While Jun Natsukawa and Ami Tokito are on the live set, he inspects their backstage dressing rooms checking out their clothes and what is in their hand bags.

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Ijiri Okada torments idols on Rain Talk Show

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Posted on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
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TV Tokyo BEATOPIA -Last round special 2003

TV Tokyo BEATOPIA -Last round special 2003

Dance shows are always popular on TV in Japan.  In the early 2000′s TV Tokyo’s テレビ東京
Beatopia was one of the more popular shows with individuals and teams facing each other off in a dance off.  In the following clip from Beatopia – last round special, sexy reggae dancer Erika takes on hip hopster Ken (Pro-SeeD).

TV Tokyo BEATOPIA -Last round special 2003

Erika vs Ken (Pro-SeeD) TV Tokyo Beatopia

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Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2012
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