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Discussion Program “TheUPDATE”(NewsPicks Studios)Viewed by 1 million viewers!

This episode was watched live by 730,000 people. As of yesterday (three days after the initial broadcast) it had also been watched on-demand by 250,000 people, so around a million people have watched the episode in total. It’s unbelievable!

It looks like many people are interested in the entertainment business.
Unlike fields industries like manufacturing and IT, which are constantly exposed to global competition, the entertainment industry is largely insulated from the outside world.

For the Japanese entertainment industry, including the show business, to compete globally, we must learn from South Korea, and develop a healthy environment for management and enhance the skills that are good enough for Hollywood.

I hope we can make use of this positive debate, and work to bring about a paradigm shift in the entertainment industry in 2021.


Discussion program TheUPDATE (NewsPicks Studios)
Topic: Are entertainment productions still necessary in the DX era? How do celebrities need to brand themselves?
Host: Daimaou Kosaka, a.k.a. Pikotaro
Guests: Akihiro Nishino, So Takei, Kang Hanna, Atsushi Fukuda

◆Full Episode : 1h 38m
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