Everyday Life in Japan: 10 Essential Questions Answered

  • Опубликовано: 23 дек 2015
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    How difficult was it to integrate into Japanese society?
    Is Japanese technologically ahead?
    Are you accustomed to squat toilets?
    What was your most awkward experience?
    What is your favourite season?
    Is there something that makes everyday life difficult?
    Have you ever been asked to leave a place for being foreign?
    What is the best English you've ever seen written on a product?
    Do random people stare at you because you're foreign?
    What was your favourite moment you've had in Japan so far?
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Комментарии • 1 544

  • Pranky
    Pranky День назад

    i like how the first question is from a /k/ommando. Innawoods brother!

  • Benmore Peak
    Benmore Peak 3 дня назад

    Foreigners are not integrated into Japanese society. This is a fact. Sure, some deluded fools like to pretend they are now At One With Japan, but they're really not, and never will be. It's just the way it is.

  • ImAYangire
    ImAYangire 10 дней назад

    He does look like him 😂😂😂

  • Elena Jensén
    Elena Jensén 11 дней назад

    Just read the linked article. Thak you for that one! Your misfortune was glorious to read about X-D

  • CyrusCageSCWS
    CyrusCageSCWS 15 дней назад

    the plane crash clip looked so good. Cracked me up for sure. Good commitment.

  • I Love Prophet Muhammad
    I Love Prophet Muhammad 20 дней назад


  • J Y
    J Y 24 дня назад

    About face masks in Japan: 1. You don't want to get the cold from other people. 2. If you have a cold and you don't want to give it to other people. 3. To prevent hay-fever (cedar trees produce a lot of pollen). Thanks.

  • Thomas L
    Thomas L 25 дней назад

    "Ask a broad."

  • Damon Libby
    Damon Libby 26 дней назад

    Given the ambiguity, I think I would struggle. I'm on the autism spectrum and England is hard.

  • Chris K
    Chris K 27 дней назад

    My ginger girlfriend and I got turned away from four izakaya in deep salaryman Ginza for being foreigners. One said they would serve us food but no alcohol. When we came back with a Japanese friend, we were served.

  • Kaylee Berggren
    Kaylee Berggren 28 дней назад

    Jun and Rachel have a video on how to use the toilets. You should go watch it. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Think Harder
    Think Harder 28 дней назад

    how much does a youtuber like you make in a month , you can answer privatly

  • Marian Sue
    Marian Sue Месяц назад

    I have a crush on u ❤️

  • Murderino
    Murderino Месяц назад

    Fuck the Twits, your videos are awesome

  • Joe Flores
    Joe Flores Месяц назад

    Bro, I have been laughing and enjoying your videos so much these last few weeks that I totally forgot to not only like but subscribe. Your Japanese experience videos are the best:) Shout out to your partners in crime out there:) Keep up the good work mate:)

  • ForestofTooMuchFood
    ForestofTooMuchFood Месяц назад

    Killing and raping people

  • Amanda
    Amanda Месяц назад


  • Amanda
    Amanda Месяц назад

    Love the, "Go fuck yourself."

  • Amanda
    Amanda Месяц назад


  • Tyson Bell
    Tyson Bell Месяц назад

    Level the fuck up

  • Curtis Plagge
    Curtis Plagge Месяц назад

    The only time this happened to me was at a brothel.

  • Alexandre Martins
    Alexandre Martins Месяц назад

    American - this is a shitty lesson plan.
    British - I think you need to improve a bit.
    Japanese - Hmmm.... musukashi...

  • Red Planet
    Red Planet Месяц назад

    Here is your comment of the week: You are awesome and funny.

  • Derek Steiner
    Derek Steiner Месяц назад

    This illustrates to me why I am so into Japan and it's culture. My natural personality matches it pretty well despite my being an American. Aimai is something I know I've embodied a lot in my life out of a feeling that I need to be respectful despite knowing that I'm being too ambiguous. I also relate to the shirt button thing too.

  • Lukimus Prime
    Lukimus Prime Месяц назад

    #AskAbroad Hey Chris! I love your channel and I gotta ask you, what is TV like in Japan?

  • jdome jd
    jdome jd Месяц назад

    I think it's ridiculous that they can't just give clear directives on some things. I would tend to interpret those indirect comments as passive aggressive, like your mom trying to make you feel guilty about something until you do what she wants.

  • HTSenpai9000
    HTSenpai9000 Месяц назад

    A goat and Vladimir Putin XD

  • HTSenpai9000
    HTSenpai9000 Месяц назад

    This guy is Top Gear and Ricky Gervais rolled into one XD

  • Michael Fecto
    Michael Fecto Месяц назад

    I'm gonna go with reason #2

  • 194ellu
    194ellu 2 месяца назад

    Accidentally stumbled onto your videos and just can't stop watching. 😩😂 The funny thing is I don't even really care about Japan even the slightest 😅 I just find you massively attractive. 😻 The cheekiness, your funny facial expressions , the British accent ❤️🤤... it's all definitely working for me. I wonder... 🤔 are all the girls, watching your videos, just drooling after you? 🤔 I feel like I'm in a win-win-win situation watching you: 1) you're funny and light up the mood 2) great to look at 😉🤤👌 3) I learn something new and feel like a more intelligent and a better person every time I watch a video of yours. So ... I guess ...(are you single? Planning on coming to Estonia anytime soon? 🤔😉😂😁) thanks for being pretty to look at and educational at the same time. 😉😁☺️❤️😘

  • Just Andrew
    Just Andrew 2 месяца назад

    I once entered a bar when the owner screeched at me shouting, "Hey, no droids in here". Unfortunately two of my companions had to leave but I stayed for a drink. I was attacked a few moments later though by a couple of yobs with short man syndrome.

  • Súper Nova
    Súper Nova 2 месяца назад

    9:42 favorite part of the videos. XD

  • BigJay7410
    BigJay7410 2 месяца назад

    I'm going to go with reason #1 for the lack of uploads.

  • Harlan Wade
    Harlan Wade 2 месяца назад

    4:30 LMFAO

  • R Wang
    R Wang 2 месяца назад

    LOL that clip of natsuki: go f*** yourself~~~

  • Ramsey Elias
    Ramsey Elias 2 месяца назад

    You rock, dude! A+ on the lazy eyes retort. LOL

  • Bob Bob
    Bob Bob 2 месяца назад

    LOL, dude, you went over as an English teacher but couldn't speak any Japanese. In order to translate Japanese in to English, don't you actually HAVE to know Japanese?
    Cool job, I'm on my way.

  • Aruna K
    Aruna K 2 месяца назад

    Gawd, you really look like dr octopus

  • Meruivel J
    Meruivel J 2 месяца назад

    One of my college professors and countered the no foreigners allowed in this bar situation while visiting Japan. It was a karaoke bar. They quickly found another.

  • Endymionesque
    Endymionesque 2 месяца назад

    When I lived in Tokyo I was refused by a hotel for being English.

  • Pete
    Pete 3 месяца назад

    I was skeptical about dr octopus until you put the picture onscreen to your right... that resemblance is actually uncanny 😮

  • PortbyhanMan
    PortbyhanMan 3 месяца назад

    Chiaki is so adorable, she's rad! ^o^

  • Skruff
    Skruff 3 месяца назад

    Yeah SW TFA... it was okay. but TLJ was terrible.

  • YouDontKnowMe
    YouDontKnowMe 3 месяца назад

    Squat toilets are pretty common in France too.

  • Alva Palin
    Alva Palin 3 месяца назад

    I am wondering what the work schedule is, like how many hours a day, is it monday thru friday and do you break for lunch? That type of information. What time do you have to be there, do you all exercise before starting?

  • Weeaboos Hunter
    Weeaboos Hunter 3 месяца назад

    my favourite time of year is Autumn as well, September-November is the best time + I LOVE RAINS

  • Android
    Android 3 месяца назад

    I am western and I love squoit loos...I dont have good english😂

  • Julian Crosby
    Julian Crosby 4 месяца назад

    Anyone still waiting for abroad in a Pan? Chris' new cooking series

  • Dominique Bini
    Dominique Bini 4 месяца назад

    I moved to a rural part of Japan back in April. My town is pop 55,000 and I am one of a handful of foreigners.
    As for people staring. I most definitely stare the most and sometimes even squeal "other foreigner!!!!" Lolol

  • Vladyslav Stasiuk
    Vladyslav Stasiuk 4 месяца назад

    To a desert Island I would pick 'A Goat' and 'Vladimir Putin' XDDDDD

  • Salvatore Compagnone
    Salvatore Compagnone 4 месяца назад

    So funny and cute :)

  • moleman1211
    moleman1211 4 месяца назад

    As an American living in sunny Southern California, I am in love with both British and Japanese culture. Your show is now my favorite show on RUclip. You have inspired me to learn Japanese and move to Japan. I actually have an uncle there. If you could visit him in okanowa and feature him in your show and give him a hello for me, it would mean a lot to me. Also.. disregard my username. It was a video game name from "the good Old days"

  • taylor
    taylor 4 месяца назад

    you look like that head from the gorillaz video "dare" (shaun ryder)

  • Anon
    Anon 4 месяца назад

    One day I wish to go to japan and just say to people "sumimasen, aigo wakarimasen" and probably continue speaking in japanese if im in a good mood, or speak in english but every time the other person sais something in english i would go again "sumimasen, aigo wakarimasen" if im in a grumpy mood.

  • MoistMan
    MoistMan 5 месяцев назад

    I am going to use your pick up line Tomorrow if it fails I’m suing you.

  • Jaxs Live
    Jaxs Live 5 месяцев назад

    Love the vids...autumn is the best and I love the sarcasm and love your friends too...Natsuki and Ryuotaro....sorry about spelling.....im Canadian French first (not quebec) then English then learning Japanese lol. #AskAbroad I've got a master's degree in teaching and was even in administration. Would I have to go still as a teaching assistant or could I be an actual teacher? I saw in 1 video that the jet program you went with a degree but was a support teacher. Just curious with a teaching degree and masters degree are the rules the same? Thanks

  • Im_a_prø_at_Imperfectiøn
    Im_a_prø_at_Imperfectiøn 5 месяцев назад

    Why do people write stuff in full English but put in one Japanese word. Omg look at that dog over there, Its so freaking Kawaiiiiiii. like pls stop xD

  • Family Shackelford
    Family Shackelford 5 месяцев назад

    Being barred happened many times to me while I lived in Misawa for 3 years. The further out into the country the more it happened.

  • Stefan Voorhout
    Stefan Voorhout 5 месяцев назад

    So the Japanese are immune to sarcasm? Then Brits have no power there!

  • sakura san
    sakura san 5 месяцев назад

    Please make more videos on learning Japanese

  • Krista Vaillancourt
    Krista Vaillancourt 5 месяцев назад

    Squat toilets make pooping easier for your bum and more difficult for your legs.

  • Logan Tow
    Logan Tow 5 месяцев назад

    Honestly once you become conversationally fluent in a language it's pretty easy to learn the rest, as you now have a contextual baseline to use. That being said, languages that tend to have a word for every concept can take considerably longer to learn

  • elchewbaccabra
    elchewbaccabra 6 месяцев назад

    how are you even able to teach english to japanese kids without being able to speak japanese yourself?

  • T Zhu
    T Zhu 6 месяцев назад

    Ask a broad in a pan.

  • neemguy81
    neemguy81 6 месяцев назад +1

    Don't waste your time on "The Last Jedi": it broke my heart.

  • Alice Wyan
    Alice Wyan 6 месяцев назад

    I'm confused by your affirmation that the UK workplace communicates in a direct way :p ime, your "your lesson is rubbish" example would be expressed in a rather oblique way such as "hm... this is interesting..." or "oh, that's a great idea" or something along those lines... quite like you mention about Japan

  • Divya Sahu
    Divya Sahu 6 месяцев назад

    doctor octopus trueee....

  • bossbick
    bossbick 6 месяцев назад

    i watched qui´te a few of your videos and never noticed you look just like a grown up malcom in the middle

  • leshkraven
    leshkraven 6 месяцев назад

    Hilarious video

  • lockergr
    lockergr 6 месяцев назад

    You are genuinely one of the most entertaining ESL travel vloggers out there. Thanks for keeping that edge and keeping things fun to watch!

  • Ray
    Ray 6 месяцев назад

    Squat toilet is so hard

  • Balmung
    Balmung 7 месяцев назад

    Doc Oc, indeed.

  • Tanvi Kejriwal
    Tanvi Kejriwal 7 месяцев назад +2

    8:54 I know, right? I recently applied to a Japanese university and had to MAIL the application form, which I downloaded from the internet.

  • jahladagaming
    jahladagaming 7 месяцев назад

    Love the channel, only just discovered it, but after only a day of watching some of the videos I have started noticing the same stories being repeated (pirate bit). I'll keep watching as my memory is not the best.

  • Viktor Arvid
    Viktor Arvid 7 месяцев назад

    I have only been in Japan two weeks and I ran into "Sorry, Japanese only" quite a few times. I also saw another variant that said "Only people who can speak Japanese", which I reckon supports Chris's explanation about some of them being nervous about communicating with foreigners. Other reasons I thought of may be that I sometimes was a bit drunk already or that I was doing a tour mostly of SE Asia and my attire would be seen as normal in the warmer countries but in Japan may not have been considered so classy, specifically singlets haha

  • Lillian Swaim
    Lillian Swaim 8 месяцев назад

    WAIT! They have Forever 21 in Japan?!

  • Kerstin Schulze
    Kerstin Schulze 8 месяцев назад

    Not realizing which Language you use is always kind of a strange experince for me. It happens so often that i read or listen to something and if you ask me afterwards i remember the matter of it, but i cant remember if it was in german or english XD

  • HeyHey Hey
    HeyHey Hey 8 месяцев назад

    Chris what is your opinion on anime?

  • Stephen Budders
    Stephen Budders 8 месяцев назад

    Who else hates it when people use a period to end a question.

  • Sasha
    Sasha 8 месяцев назад

    Pirate? "Uhh, I was a kid, bro." Joking aside,. This is my favorite video just because of your year after year experience living in Japan. FYI- also want to be a pilot (already got my private license going for my commercial one.) Tmi? 🤔

  • drageben
    drageben 8 месяцев назад

    Killing and raping sounds more like viking than pirate

  • Sakura Nippon
    Sakura Nippon 8 месяцев назад

    Does anyone know the music at 00:46?

  • DominO pLay
    DominO pLay 8 месяцев назад

    You are a great RUclipr and a great person. I

  • Phil Swaim
    Phil Swaim 8 месяцев назад

    just realized he's saying ask abroad and not Oscar Board.

  • The Secret Map
    The Secret Map 9 месяцев назад

    A goat and Vladimir. That is all.

  • Daniking
    Daniking 9 месяцев назад

    If your reading this l love you.

  • pyroguy175
    pyroguy175 9 месяцев назад

    3:33 you really put your hand on the floor that close to the pooper??!!?!?

  • Slit518
    Slit518 9 месяцев назад

    Ever wonder if the indecisive Japanese people not telling you something is bad, not letting you know a hotel is full, etc... is just very polite racism?

  • popcornfilms1
    popcornfilms1 9 месяцев назад

    I enjoy seeing your progression through the years further into the depths of sarcasm

  • nicknbg1981
    nicknbg1981 9 месяцев назад

    Natsuki is awesome! I love your channel!

  • RS Siya
    RS Siya 9 месяцев назад

    you visit 10000 bars and restaurants in a month. challenge accepted.

  • Ksenija Kumačova
    Ksenija Kumačova 9 месяцев назад

    Your videos are so hilarious, ingenious and unique! :) You are creating a truly high-quality, meaningful and interesting content. Thank you a lot for all of your videos!

  • Wired Wrong
    Wired Wrong 9 месяцев назад

    That is what you should do, get places to agree to let you work for them and record and document the work you do for a week or two and then write or post a video of your experience. Like you might want to try being a bartender in Japan for a week or two, or being a Romain Chef. Or working in a busy store or a conveniences store, or working an advertising company. You could be the Token English guy, who makes sure you they get things like Drug Penguin and things like that. Or T-shirts that read I am naked and they have no clue what it means, you would think T-shirts with a saying on it in English would be followed by a translation even if small to explain what it says. Or place the translation on the back of the T-shirt or something, like the punch line or such. Heck that would be funny for your designs, you invert them so on the back it has the same thing but all the English is turned into Japanese and all the Japanese is turned into English. You could even inform them your doing it to place your experiences somewhere that young Japanese people can go and see and experience what the job was like for me and decide what they might wish to do in future. You could even try to get one of your friends to go along so it is also a strange adventure as a whole, but your taking or getting to responses to your activity more so if they had never had such jobs before would make it more interesting.

  • Jordan Holland
    Jordan Holland 9 месяцев назад

    Do you speak Japanese more than you do English now? Do you ever forget words in English because you speak so much Japanese?

  • SM 0015
    SM 0015 9 месяцев назад

    Vladimir Putin

  • L Samuel
    L Samuel 9 месяцев назад

    You crack me up every time! Hahaha

  • Cole Reed
    Cole Reed 9 месяцев назад

    Are the Japanese in anyway familiar speaking English

  • Cole Reed
    Cole Reed 9 месяцев назад

    Are guns legal in Japan?

  • Qasam El Gabi
    Qasam El Gabi 9 месяцев назад

    Has western civilization moved forward to making nearly all currency transactions electronic so that they can keep an eye on how much money and where we, as individuals are spending? And so that money goes straight into companies banks?