Meet Yuka Kinoshita, a Japanese female competitive eater and online celebrity, whose total video views has just surpassed 100 million on Youtube. This video, in which she tried to eat 100 burgers in November 2014, is her most popular one.
Japanese girl group Nogizaka46 members – i.e. Nanase Nishino, Nanami Hashimoto, Sayuri Matsumura, Yumi Wakatsuki, Mai Shiraishi, Mai Fukagawa and Miona Hori – in 2014-no.14 issue of Men’s Non-no Magazine [Jp], sampling various types of summer dishes at 28 famous restaurants in Tokyo.
The limited item (300 pieces) will be on sale until July 31. I suspect it won’t last until then despite costing 4,980 yen (US$48.53) apiece. Seems steep to most people but high quality melons are priced at this range in Japan, it’s not extraordinary.
Japanese pop star Tsuyoshi Kusanagi in a commercial video for Yamasa seaweed sauce. The chicken looks yummy with or without the condiment =)
Kusanagi is an actor and a member of boy band SMAP. He was one of Japan’s biggest stars but his career suffered a dip because of a scandal a few years ago…
Police arrested Kusanagi for public indecency in April 2009. It’s reported that he was drunk and stripped himself while causing ruckus at a park after midnight.
He made a quick apology and was not charged, but his public image dropped a lot. He’s climbing back gradually since then but probably still off from his peak.