Aside from having a getsu 9 drama series with “SUMMER NUDE”, Yamapi also co-hosts a variety show, and will soon release an album titled “A NUDE”. Despite all that, something is amiss. Fuji TV is reportedly at their “wit’s end” after the single digit ratings of Yamapi’s debut in variety hosting with “Generation Tengoku”. If ratings are to be ignored, the fact that the show is in “Golden” time slot is already a struggle. Apparently, the agency and Iijima’s move to make Yamapi a “more interesting person” with his variety chairmanship has proven to be quite a challenge for the program’s director and writer. Moreover, the “suffering” continues as Yamapi’s record sales didn’t show improvement despite going via “erotic” route with “ERO-P” last year.