Why Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! is as empathetic as it is enjoyable

Anyone doubting that the show formerly known as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is exportable beyond the United States – and who missed last year’s one-off Australian instalment – need tune in no further than the four-part Queer Eye special, filmed in Tokyo and Yokohama.

Which also upends the notion that the concept wouldn’t work in a country with a strong, even rigid, sense of its own culture. That, however, is precisely why Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! works so well, the “heroes” of each…

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