Television: Tokyo Truman

A man emerges from a year of solitary stardom

A naked man in a tiny apartment subsists on his wits for 15 months. With no food or clothing, he can acquire goods only by winning them in magazine competitions. When he wins a million yens' worth, or $8,300, he will be set free. (He wins some dog food, for a while his only nourishment. And finally, after months--toilet paper!) He may not even know that the Japanese TV variety show sponsoring him, Susunu Denpa Shonen (Don't Go for It, Electric Boy!), is airing his solitary confinement in 15-minute segments each Sunday night. That's awful! That's sadistic! And, you admit with...

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