2010年8月30日月曜日

Japanese television



The Internet makes it possible to watch Japanese television real time. There's free software called "Key Hole TV." Here're instructions in English for how to download the software. The quality is low but you can watch the major network television (and listen to radio stations) in Japan for real time from anywhere in the world as long as you have access to the Internet, which is pretty cool.

But there're small, low-budget television companies in Japan that are not on the list of Key Hole TV. MX TV is one of them. I love a couple of shows on MX TV because they are so indie-spirited, wild (controversial) and funny. One program is called "Goji ni Muchuu" (Absorbed in 5pm).

It's a live news and entertainment show, sort of mixture of headline news, TMZ, and View.

One of the anchor persons is Taro Itsumi, a son of a late national announcer, Masataka Itsumi. Taro went to college in Massachusetts. He's going to become 38 years old this year but he's hot!

On Mondays, the show have two panels, Matsuko Delux (left) and Fumie Wakamatsu (right). They are soooo funny.

As you can see (maybe), Matsuko is a transvestite/cross-dresser gay. She has become very popular on Japanese television recently, and she was voted as one of the most popular columnists. She makes brave and unusual comments on daily news and gossip that point out deep truth below the surface. And of course, she makes a lot of gay remarks.

I think Matsuko likes Taro because she enjoys asking tough questions to Taro on live television. For example, Matsuko asked Taro, "How many women have you slept so far?" Matsuko also nagged with a comment like "I know you (Taro) is used as okazu (object of desire) by many gays for their masturbation!"

You can watch the past program on YouTube here.

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 Born and raised in Japan, I decided to immigrate to the U.S. to pursue a more liberated gay life. I am mostly writing about gay-related news and gossip about male celebrities, LGBT issues in general, and sometimes personal bromance. Most of my posts are in Japanese, but I sometimes introduce Japanese television programs and gay-related cultural stuff in English. Feel free to leave comments in my blog. ;)