'American Ninja Warrior': Sneak peek at 'USA vs. Japan' special

On Monday, Jan. 13, NBC's obstacle-course competition series "American Ninja Warrior" presents a two-hour special, "USA vs. Japan," in which five top competitors from "Ninja" go up against five competitors from the Japanese show that inspired it, "Sasuke."While Japanese competitors have finished the final course at the original Mt. Midoriyama, America's contenders have so far failed to take it all on the Las Vegas version of the giant course. Now, the Americans and the Japanese, rather than tackling the course on their own with only the clock ad direct competition, will now go head-to head.Competing for America are Brian Arnold (who went out on stage three in Las Vegas), Paul Kasemir, James McGrath, Travis Rosen and Brent Steffenson. Up for Japan are Kazuma Asa, Hitoshi Kanno, Ryo Matachi, Shingo Yamamoto and two-time champion Yuji Urushihara.Hosts are Matt Iseman, former NFL player Akbar Gbajai-Biamila and Jenn Brown.Iseman took out a few minutes to offer his thoughts...



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