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Welcome to Just My Japan!

Finally, after talking about it for so long, I have opened a site that will be dedicated to my writing about aspects of Japanese culture and society that are not related to food. For a longer explanation of what I plan to write about here, please see the About page.

This site, as well as my other sites (which are also re-revving up their engines) will mainly be supported by patrons via Patreon. My reasoning behind this is on the main Patreon page. Please consider becoming a patron, so that I can continue to bring you more in-depth articles about Japan!

The Yoshimoto Kogyo Scandal and the Japanese Entertainment Industry

In a very eventful week, the news that dominated the headlines and on-air news programs even more than the Kyoto Animation studio arson tragedy or the House of Councillors election, was the firing of a comedian/TV show host called Hiroyuki Miyasako by his management agency, Yoshimoto Kogyo. It exposed a host of problematic issues with the Japanese entertainment industry.