Tetsuro Shigematsu
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Tetsuro Shigematsu is a cultural critic, broadcaster, scholar and theatre artist. His voice is familiar to millions of Canadians thanks to his years as the irreverent national host of "The Roundup" on CBC Radio One. He also worked as a nationally syndicated CBC radio columnist for which he won two RTNDA Awards for best commentary.

On TV, you can watch him talk smack as the notorious samurai-in-residence for MTV/Spike’s most watched reality series "The Deadliest Warrior." As a creator, Tetsuro's personal body of work in film, television, radio and YouTube continues to be taught in universities in Canada and the U.S. as examples of cultural possibility. A former writer for "This Hour Has 22 Minutes," Tetsuro is a Vanier scholar, and a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia.

Follow him @tweetsuro.

Entries by Tetsuro Shigematsu

My Quest for the Perfect Standing Desk

(1) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 6:50 PM

Are you sitting down as you read this? If so, then good luck because you are going to die. Soon. According to a whole whack of journal articles, sitting is the new smoking. "But I worked out today!" you say. Doesn't matter. If you hit the treadmill this...

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My Boy, the Princess... Help!

(2) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 7:35 PM

"Dear Shiggy, my 6-year-old boy likes to dress up like Disney princesses. Right now his favorite is Snow White. Needless to say, his Japanese grandparents are aghast. My wife thinks I'm overreacting. Any advice?"

You are not over-reacting. This is SERIOUS. Your son's window for identity formation is closing...

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The Asian Playboy, Pickup Artist or Social Justice Activist?

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 3:58 PM

A lot of guys can't talk to women. A lot of those guys happen to be Asian. That's where JT Tran comes in. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Asian Playboy. The Asian Playboy is an MPUA - that's Master Pickup Artist, a pickup artist with such mad skillz,...

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No Asians In The Vienna Philharmonic? No Problem!

(30) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 12:59 PM

Dear Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,

I hear that Asians aren't allowed to play in your famed ensemble. I first learned this by listening to Jian Ghomeshi's guest on "Q," William Osborne -- an American composer based in Germany -- who has been advocating for greater...

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Sh*t Asians Say When Whitey Isn't Around

(22) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 2:26 PM

Remember when you were a teenager hanging out in your friend's basement, and even though their parents may have been super cool, weren't you relieved when they finally went upstairs? Well, that's how we Asians feel when the last non-Asian person leaves the room. Once we have racial quorum, this...

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Bad Daddy vs. Father Of The Year

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 1:17 PM

I would die for my children. Just don't ask me to spend time with them. What they don't tell you about parenthood is how excruciatingly boring it can be to spend time with your own kids. And mine are funny! And cute!

I know they are because my wife...

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Why Asians Aren't Dancing in the Streets Gangnam Style

(168) Comments | Posted October 7, 2012 | 10:51 PM

Gangnam Style is one catchy-ass tune, the most infectiously, dancelicious song since C+C Music Factory's Everybody Dance Now. But unless you look like me, or live in South Korea, we Asians find white enthusiasm for this monster hit suspect.

The Korean entertainer Psy (short for Psycho)...

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Want New Boobies? A Handful of Advice

(27) Comments | Posted September 14, 2012 | 1:00 PM

This is an actual Tweet I received the other day:

@tweetsuro like many Asian women I'm not so busty. Been saving up for implants, debating between a C or D cup. Am only 5'3 but I figure go big or go home. Thoughts?

Dear A-Cup Asian,

As a man who...

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Eating Sushi? You Are Doing it Wrong

(62) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 10:31 AM

If a real friend is the person who tells you when you have bad breath, then what I'm about to tell you will make me your best friend; whenever you eat sushi, you are embarrassing yourself. That's right, the abominations you commit to your California Roll bring shame upon your...

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Chinese Sex Scandal Shows The World Needs More Group Sex

(12) Comments | Posted August 19, 2012 | 3:48 PM

So maybe I was in that hotel room, or maybe I wasn't. One thing is for certain, I'm NOT going to make the same mistake my bosom buddy, senior Chinese official, Wang "The Wanger" Minsheng did by claiming my image was photoshopped in. Why? Because HuffPost readers can tell when...

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Everything You Wanted to Ask an Asian but Were Afraid To

(63) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 8:05 AM

Admit it. You find Asians scary. Maybe not physically intimidating. At 5'8'' no one is going to mistake me for Yao Ming. But there are just so damn many of us. And I'm not talking about the 1.3 billion over there in China, but the shiny sea of plastic welding...

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