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2014.06.23

I was so happy to have a performance at a school in my hometown, Liverpool. It was great to have the opportunity to take back something that I...

2014.05.22

Good times with good friends.
 We set off at 1am and drove from Osaka to Nagano. We were treated to a beautiful sunset as we arrived...

2014.05.09

Great show at Momoyamatei in Kyoto with Tsukitei UFO. Wonderful audience, lots of laughs and a fair bit of silliness. Our stage assistant (ochako...

2014.05.02

People sometimes ask me what my stage name - Diane Kichijitsu (ダイアン吉日)– means.
It's a play on the words 'Daian Kichijitsu...

2014.05.01

What a great life I have.

 Received a complimentary ticket to the outdoor International Jazz Day Concert at Osaka Castle. It's...

2014.04.29

It was a beautiful day for the Easter Egg Hunt 2014 in Osaka. The sun was out, the sky was blue and it was the perfect temperature for enjoying...

2014.04.22

Had a FANTASTIC time in the USA.
I had three Rakugo performances in San...

2014.04.22

Tonight, the TV show that we filmed in Tokyo will be on air.
Everyone was super nice and I really enjoyed being in the studio with such a...

2014.04.22

Another great night with people supporting a very good cause - Clean Water for Everyone.

  Again, I was the MC along with Nathan...

2014.03.12

Despite all the sadness, heartache, stress, scenes of devastation, and painful stories of loss, I also experienced an amazing amount of wonderful...

2014.02.02

I spend quite a lot of time travelling for work & for pleasure and I can honestly say that I'm NEVER bored on train journeys or flights. I...

2014.01.15

I've just returned from a wonderful trip to Dubai. It was lovely and warm and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I had two Rakugo...

2013.11.26

I'm very fortunate to live in a lovely area that is surrounded by shrines and temples. Cycling home from today's rehearsal I decided to...

2013.10.27

Halloween is always a lot of fun in Japan. I love seeing the effort and enthusiasm that the people put into their costumes. Halloween in Osaka is...

2013.09.02

The annual Rakugo festival, 'Hikohachi Matsuri' was held on Saturday & Sunday at Ikutama Shrine, Osaka. I was serving at the tea...

2013.08.31

Lots of fun with 3D art at Osaka Dome. Fantastic idea. Enjoyment for everyone.

2013.06.29
Such an exciting week for me.
I was selected to receive the Nakasone Yasuhiro Award and was asked to perform Rakugo for former Prime...