After my interviews it was press conference time. One of the things I learned on this trip was that whenever they bring an American over to promote a new show they team them up with a local celebrity or two to introduce the American to the Japanese audience.
My two celebs were Kazuhiro Kiyohara a former baseball player and announcer and Shiholi Kutstuna an actress. But before the press conference there was a briefing to go over the detailed script for the press conference. And I mean detailed. Luckily I didn’t have to memorize any of this. It was more of a guideline or the ideal scenario.
I did my best.
Kazuhiro also introduced me to these. They’re cooling facial wipes. And they are the greatest. I ended up buying like a dozen different packs (I had some trouble finding the same ones). With these and a fan he whips out every once in a while Kazuhiro kept cool, a technique I will definitely steal next time I have a red carpet on a hot day. Especially since one of my interviewers gave me the gift of this kickass fan.