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Bento Box Out
60 minutes | Jun 6, 2017
Episode 17 - Ballers and Losers
We're back to talk about the upcoming NBA draft, and Mark and Misato give their thoughts on Lonzo and the Balls. We then shift gears to talk about Takuma Sato and the tweet by Terry Frei that he undoubtedly regrets. Finally some thoughts on LeBron's house getting vandalized and his response to the incident.
26 minutes | Feb 25, 2017
Episode 16 - Post trade deadline (Part 2)
In our super Japanese segment, we discuss the stress of writing business emails in Japanese.
48 minutes | Feb 25, 2017
Episode 16 - Post trade deadline (Part 1)
Mark and Misato talk about the trade deadline and how the new Lakers President of Basketball Operations, Magic Johnson, handled it. Should we be optimistic or be worried?
53 minutes | Feb 9, 2017
Episode 15 - Obligatory Chocolate
We discuss Magic Johnson's return to the Lakers organization and what that might mean for the front office. Mark likes what he sees in Ivica Zubac. In a new segment yet to be named where we discuss something that is super Japanese, we talk about Valentine's Day the Japanese way.
47 minutes | Feb 9, 2017
Episode 14 - A New Era
After 3 weeks of the Trump administration, Misato looks back on her experience participating in the Women's March and concerns of being a green card holder. We also get into the effects of the legalization of recreational marijuana.
39 minutes | Dec 21, 2016
Episode 13 - Young Struggles
Mark and Misato discuss the struggle of two young teams, the Lakers and the Timberwolves. *We talked about the passing of the great Craig Sager, but it was unfortunately cut due to bad sound quality. Sorry!
58 minutes | Nov 22, 2016
Episode 12 - Back in Action
After a bit of a break, Mark and Misato are back to talk some basketball! But first, we discuss some politics from each of our perspectives. Mark caught some games in Brooklyn and Boston, and Misato is excited for the baby Lakers.
57 minutes | Aug 31, 2016
Episode 11 - Taking a stand
We take a deep dive into Colin Kaepernick's protest. What is a flag/anthem, and what issues are we facing/not facing?
57 minutes | Aug 22, 2016
Episode 10 – Rio to Tokyo
Olympic basketball, Japan out-sprinting the USA, and other Olympic standouts. We discuss the Ryan Lochte story. George Washington University's Mens Basketball Team visited Japan and played against the Japanese national team and the Ryukyu Golden Kings. What does Japan need to do to improve their mens basketball team?
54 minutes | Aug 1, 2016
Episode 9 - That’s so American!
We discuss the interest (or the lack thereof) in watching Team USA basketball, to Draymond's junk and the culture of dick pics. Also some Drew League talk.
60 minutes | Jul 15, 2016
Episode 8-Catching Up on Summer
It's been a busy summer and so much has happened since we last talked! Mark and Misato catch up on everything from Summer League and rookies to watch, Duncan retirement, ESPYS, and free agency.
49 minutes | Jul 4, 2016
Episode 7 - The Post KD Era
Misato & William are visiting David in Oakland, Ground Zero of one of the NBA's biggest free agent moves. We also get into other FA moves that we've seen thus far such as Dwight to ATL, and the new Lakers.
58 minutes | Jun 29, 2016
Episode 6 - Off Season Speculations
A look back on the draft & a look into the free agency frenzy. Misato discusses her thoughts on the current state of the Lakers. Where will KD end up?
57 minutes | Jun 22, 2016
Episode 5 “Final Showdown”
Some Game 7 recap and how the Cavs and Warriors turned the tides. Woj bomb season is upon us! We discuss impressions of the Derrick Rose trade.
54 minutes | Jun 9, 2016
Episode 4-What are thooose!?
Game 3 has us wondering what happened in Cleveland. We switch gears and join in on poking fun at the new Curry 2 "Chefs". Paul Pierce is killing it on Instagram.
56 minutes | May 29, 2016
Episode 3-Haters welcome
On the eve on Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, we talk about our impressions of Game 6 and why Steph Curry is so loved and also hated. We also discussed JJ Redick's podcast and his candid conversation with teammate Jamal Crawford.
52 minutes | May 24, 2016
Episode 2-Everyone wants credit!
After a stunning Thunder win puts them at a 3-1 advantage over the Warriors, we talk a little about the series. We then talk about why we should feed people with credit to increase the chemistry of the workplace as well as an NBA team.
57 minutes | May 19, 2016
Episode 1-How Japanese people think, and a little Lakers talk
Welcome to Bento Box Out, where a couple of Asians talk about hoops and other stuff. The first episode, we talked about some differences between American and Japanese culture, and Misato`s favorite team, the Lakers.
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