Nasubi, whose real name is Hamatsu Tomoaki, won the first season of Japan's hit reality tv-show Susunu! Denpa Shonen, where he was locked into an apartment naked and told to stay there until he won one million yen. This was a life-changing experience for the man, who'd never even owned a television before.
17 million viewers tuned in to watch him struggle to win a single item of food each Sunday night (in a country with only a third of the population of the United States). The audience watched as he entered radio sweepstakes, wrote magazine write-in sweepstakes, was taunted by ramen delivery men who sent him food he hadn't earned, and slowly regressed into animal behavior while living on a diet that included dog food and inner tubes.
The show ended when he won enough money to fly home. He was then tasked with winning more things in a new apartment, which is where you can see him now.
His current net worth is $1.5 million. He accumulated this wealth through his performing and comedian career. Brand endorsements and commercial appearances also contribute to his income. He's currently being handled by Office K.
The star is single and prefers to keep his private life discreet. He is a Buddhist and lives in Fukushima City, Japan. He was born on 3 August 1975 and is 47 years old as of 2023. Nasubi is a proud Japanese citizen with citizenship of Fukushima Prefecture.