For Comedian Yuki Nivez, Japanese Comedy Has Some Issues

Unseen Japan
7 min readFeb 26, 2024

In the wake of a famous entertainer being accused of harassment, Tokyo-based standup comedian Yuki Nivez discusses the type of comedy she wants to see in the world.

By Yuki Nivez

Growing up in Japan, I wasn’t exactly interested in our local brand of comedy. It wasn’t just that I wasn’t interested, though; I also didn’t really “get” much of…