There’s a show on TV called ZENIGATA KINTARO, where 4 self-proclaimed poor people face off in a “bimbo battle” (battle of the poor) to see who is considered the poorest (or sorriest) by a panel of celebrities. Every contestant is represented by a comedian who visits the person at their home, shows us how “tight” these people are living (i.e. how they economize on things), and then plead their case on the show. By the way, this is all done for laughs, even though these people are really living like this. Thursday nights at 11:15 on TV Asahi.