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May 1, 2009

the rise and fall of a star …

Filed under: Life in Japan — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 4:03 am

no, not the guy who was ridiculously drunk, naked and screaming at 3am.

for a while i been thinking about the guy who used to do a silly song and dance while wearing speedos …


kojima yoshio … he kinda came outta nowwhere, got his start on “god of entertainment”, got big, and then disappeared.

how big?  kids all over japan were copying his song and dance …  the whole friggin country was doing that dance.  even baseball players started doing it after home runs …

endorsements.  on tv every day.  you couldn`t escape from this guy.

and now its over. he`s gone.

the point when he jumped the shark?  i think it was inviting people to do the silly dance with him.  or it could just have been the fact that, whilst witty, he was one dimensional.

this has got to be one of the hardest, most competitive entertainment markets in the world … so many entertainers get some time in the sun, but then fizzle out …


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