Funny Playlist: Peter Barakan – Japanology

Peter Barakan
Peter Barakan: from Japantimes.co.jp

Peter Barakan Funny Playlist

I actually really like Peter Barakan, he hosts a show on the NHK called Japanology where they go into detail about little (and big) things in Japan. It’s actually a pretty good show and I highly recommend checking it out, but there are funny moments that naturally happen when he is interviewing someone and you’ll see some of those here. But whoever made this also spliced together some funny things as well.

I believe he very well could be next for a Meme internet sensation. I think you’ll agree after seeing some of these. Of course though, it’s a lot more fun to watch after you’ve seen a few of the documentaries from NHK’s: Japanology. So I’d recommend checking out the YouTube channel and then come back and enjoy some Peter Barakan joy.

Enjoy,

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Happoshu Beer – A Beer Advocate Tries Cheap Japanese Beer

The Shittest Beer in Japan Happoshu at Nomihodai

Just arrived in Japan and decided I’d give the dreaded happoshu beer a try. I’ve had over 1,500 different types of beers (rough estimate) over the last 10 years, so when I heard of happoshu beer I decided I’d be best to stay away. BUT…. being in Japan and being an advocate of beer I guess the curiosity in me took over.

Happoshu beer is beer that is under a certain percentage of malt. If it goes over say 67% then it goes into a new tier. The difference in price for certain happoshu to “draft” or “Nama” beer is about $3 for a 16 ounce can or $2.50 for a 12 ounce can, but a happoshu that is under a certain malt percentage is about $0.65 cents to $0.90 for a 12 ounce or $1.20 for 16 ounce can.

There is still some cheaper beers out there I’ll try next but this time, I was mildly dis-proven about how bad happoshu is and how other people hype it up…. maybe I’m just getting the decent stuff?

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