5 Things OKAY in Japan (but illegal/rude in the USA)

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  • BestChocolatecookiesRecipe
    BestChocolatecookiesRecipe Час назад

    Wearing surgical masks on the street- ok in japan, not ok in US unless you’re getting a chemotherapy. Clothing- us more casual/showing skin is allowed.

  • Nico Scheggia
    Nico Scheggia День назад

    I miss you people a lot

  • Louis Cesar Ewande
    Louis Cesar Ewande 4 дня назад

    She is so beautiful, fresh and charming!

  • Spock
    Spock 4 дня назад

    i sensed some subtle :P displeasure against the oh-so-sweet cardboard Grace :-* from 'someeeone' ;) here!

  • Uzumaki Eris
    Uzumaki Eris 7 дней назад

    I always laugh when my Japanese friend started slurping noodles😂 It's weird but I find it cute tho.

  • Kai
    Kai 7 дней назад

    Oh xD my old workplace drink like crazy... I live in Texas currently but going back to my home state next month. Lol.

  • retrospect77
    retrospect77 7 дней назад

    America has a slogan "land of the free & brave" but from what I have seen on the internet, a lot of American culture is quite reserved and many of their laws seem set up to treat adults like children. You cannot walk across a street unless the green light is showing, you cannot order a glass of wine in a bar when you become an adult at 18, you are not allowed to smoke or drink in public. When my parents and their friends visited New England they were told by the staff they cannot order any more drinks until they had not finished the bottle of wine they had on their table during dinner. Bizarre

  • Garlic Girl
    Garlic Girl 10 дней назад

    I am cracking up! LOL! Oh yes if I continued to sniff my parents would get angry and tell me go blow my nose then wash my hands and come back to room or dinner or where ever we were and drinking with boss is a NO NO and I am so shocked Japan would do that....really!
    I too would cringe if someone bellowed for the waiter or waitress. EEEK! Hey we all are different. :)

  • MD Harris
    MD Harris 11 дней назад

    My mother always said “you will know you’re ready to divorce when you can’t stand to hear them eat”. My mother never divorced my father lol, had he slurped noodles she might have

  • rtgtx
    rtgtx 16 дней назад

    American waiters are like when you are eating they check on you every 10 minutes either interrupting your conversation or eating... but when you want to place your order or pay your bill, when you try to make eye contact with them, they pass your table again and again but they just do not look in your direction, then all you can do is to wave or call them ("excuse me") ... what else can you do? This happened to me most of the time during my 10 years living in the States.

  • Cobalt Nebula
    Cobalt Nebula 18 дней назад

    Aw they’re so adorable!

  • kocoa berry
    kocoa berry 18 дней назад

    Really cute couple. Her husband is really adorable. That said all around the world people think it's fun to get. I do not understand this concept. Booze is disgusting to me I know somebody else has agree with me.

  • Danielfallz Rothman
    Danielfallz Rothman 19 дней назад

    How many more cringey interracial couples do we need to make videos about Nippon customs?

  • Lrsdredd
    Lrsdredd 19 дней назад

    The sniffing would drive me insane! #misophonia

  • bubblygranolachick
    bubblygranolachick 20 дней назад

    I rarely get sick, if I do I'd never leave the house while leaking from my nose. Oh, no, eww! Hopefully the whole sniffling boogers gets lost in the next generation and instead they carry cotton hankerchiefs!

  • Mag Daddy187
    Mag Daddy187 24 дня назад

    The whole slurping and sniffing are the only things that kinda scare me away from Japan because i m veeery sensible when it comes to noises like theese^^

  • JamKrisPOP
    JamKrisPOP 27 дней назад

    In my country is very common to raise your hand and/or "yell" (not to loud, of course xD) to get the waiter's attention.

  • Megumi and Seika 英語キッズ Japan Vlogs-

    My Japanese husband would sometimes call the waiter or shout "Sumimasen!!!" only to find out that there's an "ordering bell / button" on the table hahaha

  • Monique Grove
    Monique Grove 28 дней назад

    Almost every country is nicer then Americans

    • poolahpot
      poolahpot 19 дней назад

      Monique Grove
      Guess that’s why everyone’s flocking to come here eh?

  • Shark taiga
    Shark taiga Месяц назад

    How are supposed to eat noodles without slurping

  • Shark taiga
    Shark taiga Месяц назад

    In the UK its 50/50 the waiters ask you if your ready to order or give you a time limit but they are fine if you call as long as you are polite

  • Lei Fisiiahi
    Lei Fisiiahi Месяц назад

    Hahahahaha calling out to the waitress? I do it all the time 🤣🤣

  • 0707565
    0707565 Месяц назад

    Now i want a beer 😂

  • 0707565
    0707565 Месяц назад

    Guy looks like anime

  • papi
    papi Месяц назад

    I m from Canada and we wave and call our waiters down here. I don’t know how is that rude in America

  • soicy
    soicy Месяц назад

    Where I live in America if you have your menus up that means you are still looking and when you are done you put the menus down and the waiter will see that and take your order

  • David Brown
    David Brown Месяц назад

    Damn she’s cute

  • 64t120r
    64t120r Месяц назад

    The cardboard Grace, is great. Please keep it.

  • Alfred Begnoche
    Alfred Begnoche Месяц назад

    Great

  • Pipe Tunes
    Pipe Tunes Месяц назад

    No nope never
    Godzilla lives there
    Wtf!

  • Journeys MT
    Journeys MT Месяц назад

    Ahh, this makes so much sense now. When traveling I hung out with a Japanese friend who once had a cold. I kept thinking: " Dude, just blow your nose already!" He was just trying to be polite.

  • Missy Cronk
    Missy Cronk Месяц назад

    I don’t live in Japan but I would fit in. I slurp noodles, and snort my nose all the time. Also I do call the waiter or wave them over as I hate how they never seem to come otherwise.

  • SLAM BOY
    SLAM BOY Месяц назад

    She has to stop stretching her mouth and making her neck all tight weirds me out .

  • Queen Ramble
    Queen Ramble Месяц назад

    I don't even think I /could/ slurp noodles...it was so messy. And I'm really messy by nature so like we don't need to add to that.

  • Roger Chen
    Roger Chen Месяц назад

    Slurping! So true! My Norwegian-American step-grandfather would always castigate me no matter how I ate because it was always too noisy.

  • Jacob Martinez
    Jacob Martinez Месяц назад

    Drinking in public in America is legal depending on the state.

  • Top Lobster
    Top Lobster Месяц назад

    Americans are easily offended... so uptight.

  • Roasty Toasty
    Roasty Toasty Месяц назад

    Blowing your nose in public is disgusting. No two ways about it.

  • · BlueShine ·
    · BlueShine · Месяц назад

    I would love to visit Japan or even move there, however I know it takes a lot of commitment. But having serious social anxiety it would be difficult.

  • Qarnayn _
    Qarnayn _ Месяц назад +1

    In New York people will get up, yell across the restaurant, and even go to the kitchen asking where their food is or that they are ready to order. It seems rude but when you try southern hospitality up North people ignore you or walk all over you.

  • RicoLen1
    RicoLen1 Месяц назад

    Drinking in public is not acceptable, but I wouldn't call it rude, just illegal because you're a danger to yourself and others around you if you're drunk. I don't know if the people themselves would really have a problem with it, but the police definitely would.
    I totally cringed when you talked about calling out for the waiter/waitress in a restaurant. Yeah that is definitely VERY rude! In the same way you would be loud and obnoxious to customers in a restaurant in Japan, calling out for the waiter is viewed in much the same way. It's showing disrespect to the people that serve you. I've only done it once myself and it was because our waitress herself was being rude and not doing a good job and we were running late and couldn't seem to get our check so we could pay and leave, and I was furious when I did it and I just didn't care what she thought anymore because I wasn't even going to tip her.
    Slurping is just obnoxious to listen too, like chewing with your mouth open. OMG it grates on my every last nerve. I've heard that in some cultures (not Japan) belching after a meal is a show of appreciation for the food, too and that's just not considered polite at all.
    Getting drunk at an office party will get you fired. Hearing about how the higher up in a Japanese company you are allows you more leeway to get drunk just seems very backwards to me. I've heard about this many times and every time I have a hard time wrapping my head around it.
    I don't know if sniffing is rude, but it sure is annoying. Some people blow their noses and they sound like they're blowing a horn instead. I don't know which is worse.

  • Beth Hughes
    Beth Hughes Месяц назад

    How did you guys meet?

  • Allyson Geida
    Allyson Geida Месяц назад

    what about the killing of dolphins and whales? not okay in usa, but okay in japan

  • Jean Philippe Arlet
    Jean Philippe Arlet Месяц назад

    Yes, in Japan people are more down to earth, they don't make such a big deal about dining out
    In america the great, especially in new york, people make a big deal about dining out, it's almost as if it's a new thing for them, most people think they're in a movie or some video, wanna be snobs.
    Like the wife said" it's rude to call out a waiter" How dare she judge a people in it's own country and culture. Yeah americans think they're better and know better, while they are laughed at mostly in foreign countries. No wonder they bombed Japan

  • Fury Nick
    Fury Nick Месяц назад +1

    Gave thumbs up, now as for the restaurant that is more a regional thing in the USA not being vocal in regards to getting the waiters attention. I myself am from the north east and have worked restaurants for some time in that region. People speaking out loud to get the waiters attention was not uncommon.

  • hhh
    hhh Месяц назад

    The problem for me visiting Japan is that I don't see trash cans on the streets. If I buy a soft drink from a vending machine, I have to carry the can for the rest of the day. Also, some bathrooms have no doors. Last week, I was at Shin-Osaka Station, East Gate exit with elevator. After I walked down to the street level, there are men's and women's rooms. There are absolutely no doorrs. As I walked up the staris, I could see the men doing business in the men's room.

  • skyson b pei
    skyson b pei Месяц назад

    This dude is the type of person i would try to befriend

  • wackko300
    wackko300 Месяц назад

    Awwww...you two are a great couple.:)

  • zam023
    zam023 Месяц назад

    I think most people around the world would put up their hand and say "excuse me" to get attention of a waiter/waitress. I don't see how that is rude O_o

  • Tara the Elusive Runaway Pea
    Tara the Elusive Runaway Pea Месяц назад

    My dad told us how he got drunk at a work Christmas party once and called their new CEO a "sad f**k"

  • herranton1979
    herranton1979 Месяц назад

    I waited tables in the USA for over 10 years, and I can say without a doubt, I have ZERO problems with someone flagging me down or even hollering to get my attention, especially if I'm busy. It's my job to get you stuff. I will also say that I never even thought about spitting in someone's food. The absolute grossest thing I ever did to someone's food was to deep fry their steak after they sent it back four times. No server would ever care if you flag them down. (Just be polite and try to make sure they aren't with a different customer).

  • Animal Lover
    Animal Lover 2 месяца назад

    They are gonna spit in our food! dont do that

  • Alice Sacco
    Alice Sacco 2 месяца назад

    An American living in Italy said that blowing nose in USA is the same as in Japan. A thing you should not do. But other Americans (like in this video, and another one I watched yesterday) say blowing nose in USA is fine. What is the truth then?

  • Bedroom Pianist
    Bedroom Pianist 2 месяца назад

    Waiters are always looking at their tables in America because 70% of their wage is dependent on tips they get from the customers. The only benefit of a tip based society I guess.

  • fung ching Tan
    fung ching Tan 2 месяца назад

    In my country, the servers also will sometimes leave you when you are reading the menu. Because they never know how long the time you took to order. And the chats in between ordering food..
    So we do also call our server. Saying "hi, excuse me" with a smile cannot be considered as rude and condescending.. And not shouting also......
    And blowing nose hmm... A lil grey area. Lolz.
    But slurping noodles are also a no for me. Not because of the sound, but slurping noodles sometimes will make the stray noodles go splat to your face. Nope. Annoying. Lolz.

  • Orlando Cruz
    Orlando Cruz 2 месяца назад

    You guys are so cute.

  • The Living Embodiment WEIRD!
    The Living Embodiment WEIRD! 2 месяца назад

    I love his accent ❤

  • nailily
    nailily 2 месяца назад

    When I visited Japan, I used a tissue to dab my nose and I didn’t get any stares or tsks. I didn’t blow my nose and I didn’t sniffle. I think dabbing my nose caused a gray area, but was preferred from blowing my nose by those around me.

  • KadSkirata
    KadSkirata 2 месяца назад

    When it comes to the blowing your nose thing, IIRC its because Japan doesn't have many public trash cans like you see here. And with how they are with cleanliness, it makes sense they dont want to carry around tissues filled with snot and boogers :p

  • Matias Welz
    Matias Welz 2 месяца назад

    haha just stumbled upon this, love the girl's personality, so relateable

  • James Hagemeister
    James Hagemeister 2 месяца назад

    I love you guys! +1 subscriber 🔔

  • TheRealAestuo
    TheRealAestuo 2 месяца назад

    Someone blowing their nose at the table during a meal is awful.

  • Lauren Lee
    Lauren Lee 2 месяца назад

    Wait so in Japan your waiter will never come to you to order until you call out to them? Damn...but I feel like that seems so rude...

  • Patricia Hensley
    Patricia Hensley 2 месяца назад +1

    Ah... You guys are so cute!

  • Alex Nameless
    Alex Nameless 2 месяца назад

    The yelling for your waiter makes sense, i wish we could do that. And as a kid, i had a friend in like first grade and her mom would always get on her for making noise while eating. Even like sipping from her drink got the immediate 'don't sip its rude' response. Like really she's not trying to be obnoxious, she's just eating the snack you gave us.

  • Vaibhav Saini
    Vaibhav Saini 2 месяца назад

    Also the guy’s smile is contagious
    Leaking positivity 😄

  • Vaibhav Saini
    Vaibhav Saini 2 месяца назад

    Pause at 1:47
    I’m so sorry

  • blair montgomery
    blair montgomery 2 месяца назад

    What a good looking couple.

  • Ambi Cahira
    Ambi Cahira 2 месяца назад +1

    You two are adorable ^_^ I never eat out here in the US (I'm from Sweden) because I feel so horribly uncomfortable with the waiters constantly checking in if everything is alright. Its polite but it stresses me so much, feels like pressure to pretend the food is good even if it isn't or overall feel super watched about it all. Then the tipping... Honestly it feels like paying for clingyness to further say that you loved the food no matter what and I never ever feel like I got time to actually enjoy the flavors just because I felt so stressed and pressured, and it makes me try to hurry to get away so I don't chew properly which is crazy unhealthy. It's the only thing I don't think I will ever grow used to, especially with a former eating disorder. Comparing cultures is so much fun though!

    • rtgtx
      rtgtx 16 дней назад

      So true... my experience too

  • Funtime Claw
    Funtime Claw 2 месяца назад

    Lucky for japan

  • Masterjedi Keith
    Masterjedi Keith 2 месяца назад

    Greetings from NYC. You both are super awesome. Thank you for sharing.👍👍😀

  • Gene Ballentine
    Gene Ballentine 2 месяца назад +1

    Oh I live in the USA I've seen people yell at the waiter!

  • TDF_ W0rldKeY
    TDF_ W0rldKeY 2 месяца назад +1

    I don't blow my nose in public anyway. It makes me uncomfortable

  • Kenn Tollens
    Kenn Tollens 2 месяца назад

    My nose runs like a faucet during alergies, no way I can sniff it back in. It would be a big long stream of snot.

  • Ruth Guardado
    Ruth Guardado 2 месяца назад

    love Japan and their culture!
    much love and respect

  • ubuntuber
    ubuntuber 2 месяца назад

    Scat sex?

  • Paulo Sousa
    Paulo Sousa 2 месяца назад

    none of those are a problem in portugal, we are really carefree, so we drink in public, at any time, with friend or some spot, like squares, plazas, ...just having deep conversations or ranting drinking from bottles we bough from supermarkets, cafes, indian groceries...
    no problem calling to be served here, we call up for anything, waiters evens ask us to call them when we know what we want, most of cafes and restaurants have so few waitresses, that they do a bunch of tables, and they have bunch to do, so you just call them, some restaurants are so small that only the family works there, so the owner may be the one who cooks and serves, so you just call him dearly by "ohh chef" "sorry chef" or "whenever you can, can you come here", we ask the bill the same way, because we tend to prolong our lunches or dinners, generelly the person asks for their bill when they want to leave, we fin it rude to be presented with them without asking for it, or the waitress asking if they can bring it (which may happen if they want to close, or if they are so full and with so many people waiting, that they do it as a way to politely tell us if we can leave so they can vacant the seats).
    All of the others is also done here, dinners or night out with the boss, sometimes after a full year of working, sometimes depending on the job you can lunch together with your coworkers or boss everyday.
    About the cleaning of noses, we do it all the time, old womans do it on the bus, sometimes in they cloth handerkerchiefs, and some people do it very noisy too :P

  • 三咲美香
    三咲美香 2 месяца назад

    I eat out at restaurants in Canada all the time and yell for my waitress all the time.

  • Steven Labry
    Steven Labry 2 месяца назад

    You guys are awesome. I miss your videos. Thanks for sharing. Take care

  • Barb D
    Barb D 2 месяца назад

    LOL! Loved this.

  • Ginumisan
    Ginumisan 2 месяца назад

    We miss you guys. Come back already!

  • Dominic Hewitt
    Dominic Hewitt 2 месяца назад

    Another one is talking about personal issues perhaps with having kids.. in Japan it’s strange to ask a couple if they have kids if they are older. Or perhaps someone has a medical condition where they can’t have a baby I’ve learned Japanese people are much less open to talking about the situation where Americans will usually be pretty open about their situation and even talk about what they are doing about it

  • Box Xog
    Box Xog 2 месяца назад

    Very cute gay husband.

  • Musomania27
    Musomania27 2 месяца назад

    Im American and didnt know most of these lol

  • TheRedBaron999
    TheRedBaron999 2 месяца назад

    lol that guy makes me laugh , i would like to have some drinking game with him ;P

  • Michael RS
    Michael RS 2 месяца назад

    Grace wouldn't happen to have an unattached twin sister, would she? ☺

  • Isi Ggarcia
    Isi Ggarcia 2 месяца назад

    Cute couple God bless

  • shake ass
    shake ass 2 месяца назад

    They are too darn cute!

  • Baby Carat
    Baby Carat 2 месяца назад

    He’s the first Japanese man to catch my eye you did a great job he’s so adorable 😌👌🏽

  • Rocco Casadei
    Rocco Casadei 2 месяца назад

    I think drinking in public is perfectly fine in 90% of (non Islamic?) countries. Here in Italy, but also in Spain, France, Germany and most of Europe there's nothing wrong and people just enjoy their drink while relaxing outdoor, both in city parks and countryside

  • Steph B
    Steph B 2 месяца назад

    In New Orleans, Louisiana, it is ok to drink while walking down Bourbon St. 🍺🍸

  • Jack
    Jack 2 месяца назад

    Isn’t it illegal to drink in public in most english english countries? Like i’m from Australia and it’s illegal but it doesn’t really stop me (or others) you’re just seen as a degenerate i guess and don’t worry about the police just skull it and when they ask about the alcohol say what alcohol?

  • おっきいにゃんこ
    おっきいにゃんこ 2 месяца назад

    今でも復帰待ってるよ。いつまでも待ってるよ。

  • StaySChocolateMilk
    StaySChocolateMilk 3 месяца назад

    I can't imagine how horrible it must be to be not allowed to drink in public x.x like what are u doing in summer with your friends !¿xD

  • Benedek Tóth
    Benedek Tóth 3 месяца назад

    We have the third option for public drinking in Hungary: the USA law with Japanese habits.

  • ahmad
    ahmad 3 месяца назад

    sniffing drives people crazy american or not, blowing your nose you're excused that way but sniffing like this, it drove me crazy just watching it on video

  • speteelie
    speteelie 3 месяца назад

    Texan in Japan # life goals

  • AgelessRelic 433
    AgelessRelic 433 3 месяца назад

    I always wait for the waiter to pass by then I ask for help.

  • Michael D
    Michael D 3 месяца назад

    Good, stay in japan we dont want you trash here

  • Sofiya Mastura
    Sofiya Mastura 3 месяца назад

    u guys seem rude too