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Japan Still Has The Craziest Game Shows

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 25th 2010 2:00PM
I think we can all agree that Japan still controls the market in WTF game shows. Sure, we can laugh about how "crazy" 'Wipeout' is, but Japanese game shows make that show and 'Minute To Win It' seem like 'Jeopardy.'

PopCrunch has the ten most insane moments from Japanese TV, and most of them are from game shows. Here are two of my favorite choices (probably NSFW).

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Watch out, Regis! Japanese TV host is world's busiest

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 28th 2006 2:31PM
Mino MontaThose folks at Guinness keep track of a lot of stuff, don't they? They're so busy keeping track of all these obscure world records, it's almost a miracle that they have time to brew all those millions of gallons of that wonderful beer of theirs (mmm... beer...).

(Actually, I don't think the beer company owns the records company anymore. Still love that beer. Mmm... beer...)

Anyway, recently, the Guinness World Records folks honored Japanese TV personality Norio Minorikawa, better known as Mino Monta -- as the record holder for most live hours on TV in one week. According to the organization's web site, Mino Monta puts in 21 hours and 42 minutes of live television per week, including the hosting job on the Japanese version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. He also hosts 11 other live shows, ranging from a wildlife show to a health and fitness show.

Mino Monta averages 3 hours of TV per day, seven days a week. Regis Philbin and Don Francisco are slackers compared to this guy.

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