After 335 days of this torture, when Nasubi finally earned the $10,000, the producers took him on a trip to South Korea ... where they told him that he had to go inside another, identical isolation room and earn his airfare back to Japan through sweepstakes. Having been completely mentally broken, Nasubi agreed to it and earned the money back home. There he was greeted by ... another motherloving room. As he dejectedly got naked, probably hoping to use his clothes as a noose, the walls of the room fell down and Nasubi realized he was in a TV studio, in front of a live audience.
This was immediately preceded by some asshole waking him up with party crackers.
The producers then told him "Congratulations! Oh, and BTW, we've been secretly filming your life for the last year!" Today, Nasubi holds the Guinness World Record for "longest time survived on competition winnings," as well as "most people not brutally murdered when it would have been totally justified."