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His naked tray act may not be to everyone’s liking, but Akira Ohashi is too focused on the positives to worry about that. The Saitama-born, 44-year-old comedian, who is better known by his stage name Akira 100%, clearly loves being in the public eye, and after more than two decades struggling to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry, who can blame him?

“I’ve been doing the nude show for about four years and really appreciate the support that people have shown me,” he tells The Japan Times. “I’m aware there’s criticism and that’s fine. Some people see this naked guy on stage and feel it’s inappropriate, which I completely understand. Those who watch the whole act, however, realize there’s nothing dirty about it. It’s just a middle-aged guy with a tray, a bow tie and no other clothes.

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