Lovers of Japanese comedy will have a field day at our Japanese school in Tokyo, not just because the famous Yoshimoto Lumine theater is only a short walk from school. よしもと興業 (Yoshimoto Kougyou) is the biggest comedy talent agency in Japan, and many of the big stars have them as agents. At the Lumine theater, they run three or four shows daily with some of the most famous comedians in Japan, and with shows starting from just 2,000 yen. For intermediate or above students, it can be a great experience! And luckily, a lot of Japanese stand-up comedy is fairly simple, so it’s not too hard to understand.
The other reason our students are lucky is that Yoshimoto is currently partnering with Family Mart to have stand-up comedians perform for free in two convenience stores – one in Osaka (home of Japanese comedy), and one in Shinjuku, about 20 meters from GenkiJACS’ Japanese school here! Shows are held at 4pm most days – click here for a schedule. The timing is perfect to stop by on the way home after your Japanese classes!