In one way, at least, comedian Masayasu Nakanishi puts on a slick show. After only a few minutes beneath the stage lights, sweat streams down his face, dripping onto his polo shirt, chinos, and the floor below. If success, as those motivational posters in high school locker rooms have it, is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration, Masayasu should have it made. Except, in his autobiographical one-man show Japa-Rica, that 1 percent is sorely wanting and its lack leaves Nakanishi high if... More >>>
By photo: Tenpei Iwakiri
Confessions of a mask: Nakanishi gets raw like sushi in Japa-Rica.