Everyday Life in Japan: 10 Essential Questions Answered

  • Опубликовано: 23 дек 2015
  • DECIDE the future of Abroad in Japan in 2016, with this thrilling questionnaire! goo.gl/FiomfH
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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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  • Julian Crosby
    Julian Crosby 21 час назад

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

  • Dominique Bini
    Dominique Bini 4 дня 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 12 дней назад

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

  • Salvatore Compagnone
    Salvatore Compagnone 14 дней назад

    So funny and cute :)

  • moleman1211
    moleman1211 14 дней 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 19 дней назад

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

  • Anon
    Anon 28 дней 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.

  • Lost Austonian
    Lost Austonian 29 дней назад

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

  • Jaxs Live
    Jaxs Live Месяц 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 Месяц 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 Месяц 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 Месяц назад

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

  • sakura san
    sakura san Месяц назад

    Please make more videos on learning Japanese

  • Krista Vaillancourt
    Krista Vaillancourt Месяц назад

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

  • Logan Tow
    Logan Tow Месяц 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • T Zhu
    T Zhu 2 месяца назад

    Ask a broad in a pan.

  • neemguy81
    neemguy81 2 месяца назад

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

  • wyan
    wyan 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    doctor octopus trueee....

  • bossbick
    bossbick 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    Hilarious video

  • lockergr
    lockergr 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    Squat toilet is so hard

  • Balmung
    Balmung 3 месяца назад

    Doc Oc, indeed.

  • Tanvi Kejriwal
    Tanvi Kejriwal 3 месяца назад +1

    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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    WAIT! They have Forever 21 in Japan?!

  • Kerstin Schulze
    Kerstin Schulze 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    Chris what is your opinion on anime?

  • Stephen Budders
    Stephen Budders 4 месяца назад

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

  • Sasha
    Sasha 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    Killing and raping sounds more like viking than pirate

  • Red Samurai
    Red Samurai 4 месяца назад

    Does anyone know the music at 00:46?

  • DominO pLay
    DominO pLay 4 месяца назад

    You are a great RUclipr and a great person. I

  • Phil Swaim
    Phil Swaim 4 месяца назад

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

  • The Secret Map
    The Secret Map 4 месяца назад

    A goat and Vladimir. That is all.

  • Daniking
    Daniking 5 месяцев назад

    If your reading this l love you.

  • pyroguy175
    pyroguy175 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Slit518
    Slit518 5 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 5 месяцев назад

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

  • nicknbg1981
    nicknbg1981 5 месяцев назад

    Natsuki is awesome! I love your channel!

  • RS Siya
    RS Siya 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Ksenija Kumačova
    Ksenija Kumačova 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 месяцев назад

    Vladimir Putin

  • L Samuel
    L Samuel 5 месяцев назад

    You crack me up every time! Hahaha

  • Cole Reed
    Cole Reed 5 месяцев назад

    Are the Japanese in anyway familiar speaking English

  • Cole Reed
    Cole Reed 5 месяцев назад

    Are guns legal in Japan?

  • Qasam El Gabi
    Qasam El Gabi 5 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?

  • Ankan Dutta
    Ankan Dutta 5 месяцев назад

    4:33 wtf XD

  • The Emoji Movie
    The Emoji Movie 5 месяцев назад


    Go fuck yourself

  • RhythmGrizz
    RhythmGrizz 5 месяцев назад

    Chris, you are one of the best youtubers that I have ever come across. Well done

  • Ilyas Mirobdalov
    Ilyas Mirobdalov 5 месяцев назад

    Stopped reading one piece, too much killing and raping.

  • Logan Gellasch
    Logan Gellasch 5 месяцев назад

    you vist 10000 bars and restaurants every month?

  • Peace
    Peace 6 месяцев назад

    its December 23.... 2017. I froze myself too long

  • wrath231
    wrath231 6 месяцев назад

    The Force Awakens stunk...certainly wasnt worth being frozen!

  • Cross-Eyed Liszt
    Cross-Eyed Liszt 6 месяцев назад

    "Are you enjoy spring?"😂😂😂😂

  • Christopher Wallace
    Christopher Wallace 6 месяцев назад

    I definitely consider this sufficientlty "level-ed up". (But, really, your entire channel is)

  • Thomas Wallblom
    Thomas Wallblom 6 месяцев назад

    "Go fuck yourself!"

  • Husk
    Husk 6 месяцев назад

    I asked my friend if he knew you and he said "no, I don't know any broads in Japan"

  • Archiebald Arsledon
    Archiebald Arsledon 6 месяцев назад

    Was told once in a small restaurant /bar in Nagasaki that they don't serve foreigners. I was sure it was just fear of using English and as I don't speak Japanese, I could understand. Always find people there kind and civil also certainly lots of good food :-)

  • the shylittlefox
    the shylittlefox 6 месяцев назад

    Random girl: Do you think I'm pretty? Me: Hmmm...nooo

  • ApplesPapples
    ApplesPapples 6 месяцев назад

    Love that red wine bit

  • MsJavaWolf
    MsJavaWolf 7 месяцев назад

    Your best moment was with Natsuki? Such a bromance :3

  • MsJavaWolf
    MsJavaWolf 7 месяцев назад

    That Japanese teacher who doesn't like pirates must be one of the 17 people in Japan who didn't read One Piece.

  • morthim
    morthim 7 месяцев назад

    hahah the pickup line was great.

  • Gf
    Gf 7 месяцев назад

    what is integration? if i havent had any friends in my country and i moved to another one and i still have no friends am i integrated?

  • Captain stark
    Captain stark 8 месяцев назад

    Whilst =_=

  • Jay IU
    Jay IU 8 месяцев назад +1

    It took me 20 of your videos to realise that you are not 24/7 sarcastic, it's just the way you naturally talk 🤣

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      emjayay 5 месяцев назад


  • mike solis
    mike solis 8 месяцев назад +1

    yup my colleague experienced being not allowed to got inside a bar because he's foreign,,so they they just bought some drinks from 7/11 and drank it outside hehe

  • Caitlin Jane
    Caitlin Jane 8 месяцев назад

    I've always thought it is very brave to move to a foreign country where you don't speak the language.

  • Trey Lee
    Trey Lee 9 месяцев назад

    Now i'm going to see this channel being done by Dr. Octopus from now on. gg

  • Jeremiah Ortiz
    Jeremiah Ortiz 9 месяцев назад

    I try not to stare at Asians in Texas. I can't help it.
    "Whoa! An Asian! Such a rare creature! I wonder if they eat food like we do?"
    Its like happening upon a purple flower in a field of daisies. Your brain literally tells you to keep looking.
    I wouldn't blame Japanese people for their curiosity.
    Edited the word Asian, use it so rarely I didn't even know how to spell it.

  • adamklam1
    adamklam1 9 месяцев назад

    I'm still waiting for Abroad in a Pan.
    where is your parody cooking channel?

  • PCShogun
    PCShogun 9 месяцев назад

    He's turning Japanese, I think he's turning Japanese, I really think so.....

  • Blackflag Sultan
    Blackflag Sultan 9 месяцев назад

    Once, in tokyo i went down to the bar in a alleyway. i stepped in the bar and the owners pulled a samurai sword out on me screaming out "Gaijin, kurosh"
    scariest moment of my life i ran out. asap.

  • Adriana Yue
    Adriana Yue 9 месяцев назад

    Hi Chris, how are you? The 80s sounding background music you've used for this video is really funky. Could you let me know what it is,please? Safe.

  • Vault Dweller
    Vault Dweller 9 месяцев назад

    I have a question do you anal?

    GT-APEX 10 месяцев назад

    I found (the hard way)that japanese dont really understand British humour

  • nathan painter
    nathan painter 10 месяцев назад

    chris, is there anyway to work there through any programs without a degree?

  • Dobril Tanev
    Dobril Tanev 10 месяцев назад

    Quite helpful video.

  • Rose Renee
    Rose Renee 10 месяцев назад +1

    I've always been told Japan was insanely expensive, but in my opinion it's not. You always give the prices of everything and while a flight from the states could be pricey, Japan seems like a reasonable place to visit. Food, hotels and places to visit seemed very inexpensive compared to California and I live there. Lol. Hmmm...You changed my mind about Japan being monetarily unobtainable for a vacation.

  • MindTech
    MindTech 10 месяцев назад


  • Lee Song
    Lee Song 10 месяцев назад

    4:27 Cambodians, thanks me later

  • Maxaurus
    Maxaurus 10 месяцев назад

    2:02 theres a pokeball on your passport, well...poke-square

  • Francis Okabe
    Francis Okabe 10 месяцев назад +1

    What's the name of the song in the opening? I love it! 0:47

  • skitty skittles
    skitty skittles 10 месяцев назад

    At the moment $50,000 is ¥5,531,622.07

  • Mohd Balushi
    Mohd Balushi 11 месяцев назад

    you look kinda Japanese are you sure your not mix

  • Resting sad face
    Resting sad face 11 месяцев назад

    Abroad in a pan

  • Josh Domitz
    Josh Domitz 11 месяцев назад

    how do you deal with the humidity

  • BJGvideos
    BJGvideos 11 месяцев назад

    I wouldn't call skirting the issue or being that indirect polite. It's extremely rude. I much prefer bluntness because then you know exactly what's going on.

  • Stevie Darling
    Stevie Darling Год назад

    You're funny as heck

  • Kisuke 21
    Kisuke 21 Год назад

    Hey I'm Tom
    I studied abroad in Japan for a year. and I had to use japanese from day 1. almost NOONE spoke english where I lived. My host family was elderly and didn't speak much english either. So I just said "Fuck it" and spoke with everyone with my Broken and clumsyJapanese. One of the best desicions I made over there. because of that My japanese got better and better through each day. and after 3 months I spoke pretty much fluent Japanese with everyone, even tho I still spoke in short sentences and my scandinavian accent was still present. after about 8 months My Japanese was so fluent that people thought I was a Half or something.
    One day walking home from club activities with my friends
    they suddenly said to me "トムって違和感ないよね" ( That my Japanese doesn't have a wierd of restrained feeling)
    and I was like "YEEEEESSSSHHHHH FINNALLY!!!"
    I almost never used english In japan, except with the two english teachers at my school or Matsumoto-sensei who was the first teacher I met from the school

  • Harry Helvigs
    Harry Helvigs Год назад

    is japanese your first second language?

  • Chainsawctopus
    Chainsawctopus Год назад +1

    4:30 - ROFL! That is all.

  • Mell Strife
    Mell Strife Год назад

    Your videos are mega useful! Thnx so much for clearing the way out, for new explorers!