Episode 07 – August 29, 2011


Congrats to Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda! We wonder how long Mr. Noda will actually last… Gavin says May will be when the new PM is ousted, John is a little more pessimistic and says March. What do you think? Send us an email at john@thejapanshow.com with your guesses. Maybe we’ll send you something cool if you get it right!

We also talk about Shinsuke Shimada’s resignation, ending the career of a shining star on Japanese TV (for what that’s worth) due to ties with the Japanese mafia (yakuza).

Plus, we report on another candidacy for the Darwin Awards.  For an original article, read this:

Couple dies after falling into pit dug for birthday prank (Mainichi Daily)

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