4 Ways Living in Japan Changed Me

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  • Опубликовано: 18 мар 2017
  • For the 100th video, I look back on ways Japanese culture may have changed my personality.
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  • Justin Taylor
    Justin Taylor 10 часов назад

    You should become a presentor of a tv show or something. You're nice to watch

  • Miinuu
    Miinuu 20 часов назад

    I started dying at 2:15

  • Monkey D Luffy
    Monkey D Luffy День назад

    Super Nintendo. Ow man they follow our home tradition. I mean literly HOME tradition.

  • Broden 79
    Broden 79 День назад

    Hey Chris, I am quite interested in teaching in Japan but am worried about if teachers are underpaid as they are in New Zealand, do u get paid enough to not only survive but adventure and enjoy Japan? (not including the pay from your youtube videos)

  • lhalls9116
    lhalls9116 День назад

    Id fit in so well.

  • Killer- A
    Killer- A 3 дня назад

    Console peasant

  • TopHatPenguin
    TopHatPenguin 5 дней назад

    If sarcasm is bad then I’d be screwed because sarcasm is around 80% of my language at this point

  • Art from Lillieheart
    Art from Lillieheart 5 дней назад

    we had pocari sweat in China too

  • Matt Field
    Matt Field 9 дней назад

    I guess that's the other oddity of Japan, the kids don't pretend and the grown adults love to....funny that...

  • Laura Miller
    Laura Miller 11 дней назад

    Definitely post haircut, it looks great.

  • OW 虎
    OW 虎 14 дней назад

    You’re fkn hilarious lmao

  • Becky Cox
    Becky Cox 16 дней назад

    I feel like you’ve definitely become a better person though. Because as you said, you’re more mindful of people and in the West (US here) that’s so rare! I think if more people were more mindful of others we’d have a lot less problems in society as we do.

  • Alan Day
    Alan Day 20 дней назад

    Is it inappropriate that you saying the word Sukky made me feel like I drank a lot of Tequila and you are the speaker I want to dance on.

  • Jake Basumata
    Jake Basumata 22 дня назад

    i m a high school student but my dream is to live in japan and progress their...so i have dedecated all my work toward my goal ...from india...i wil come very soon japan...love u japan !!!n respect u chris for your inspiration and lifestyle...keep it up

  • Rebecca Becerra
    Rebecca Becerra 26 дней назад

    I literally laughed out loud in so many parts of this video.... 'microwave witchcraft' 😂

  • jceepf
    jceepf 27 дней назад

    Well Japan made me hate the West. I radicalized me. As a result, I renounced my citizenship.

  • ุ
     28 дней назад

    Mother love long time long time

  • Tyroil Smoochie Wallace
    Tyroil Smoochie Wallace 29 дней назад +1

    boy you sure hate your own race.

  • Dimitrios Thomaidis
    Dimitrios Thomaidis Месяц назад +1

    I love Japan! It's my top destination in my bucket list. And you Sir, you just made it ten times more desirable. Shit, I have to find a 3rd job now... Really love your videos, man. Very funny and informative at the same time.

  • Chris J.
    Chris J. Месяц назад

    Those figurines remind me of that episode from South Park :D

  • Max Fightmaster
    Max Fightmaster Месяц назад

    GIRLS HIT ON GUYS!?! PEOPLE USE THE WORD WHITE WITHOUT RACIAL CONNOTATIONS!?!?! DOUBLE YOU TEE EFF! Seriously though, I think I was born in the wrong place at the wrong time. A world without delicious chocolate with double entendre is not a world I want to live in.

  • ThePigvincent
    ThePigvincent Месяц назад +1

    Chris, I have brought my family and just arrived in Tokyo first time 4 days ago. Followed you for three months beforehand. Invaluable advice. Many thanks for all of it. Otsukaresama deshita! 🤗

  • rcookman
    rcookman Месяц назад

    Did the thing with the xbox really happen?

  • RySec Newton
    RySec Newton Месяц назад

    Pocari Sweat, I've tried it in Indonesia...I'm not really sure it tastes of much

  • Radecalbanana
    Radecalbanana Месяц назад

    that sukky pun had me dead

  • HopeRehabCenterThailand
    HopeRehabCenterThailand Месяц назад

    I have seen that flowery pub, near Notting Hill tube

  • yukihanaichigo
    yukihanaichigo Месяц назад

    October 2018

  • BARNES_X23 ASMR
    BARNES_X23 ASMR Месяц назад

    ERMMMM JUST SAY YOU WATCHED A LOT OF ONE PIECE AND THATS WHY YOU WANTED TO BE A PIRATE HELLOOOOO!?!

  • Cinnamon Rosemary
    Cinnamon Rosemary Месяц назад

    Hey, Chris how comes there is any new videos on the other channel?

  • Nyom Nyom
    Nyom Nyom Месяц назад

    Cool channel! Everytime I watch your videos I miss Japan a lot. But still confused, that you look like my very hot ex-partner.. hmmm.. Take care :) N.

  • Dave in Japan
    Dave in Japan Месяц назад

    Watching this tonight and I laughed so hard someone almost called a kyukyusha.
    I have to say this: this vid is funny BECAUSE IT'S TRUE. Everything in this video is 100% spot on. After 20+ years living in Japan, I couldn't agree more because I've been changed in exactly the same ways.

  • TheoP56
    TheoP56 Месяц назад +1

    I would love move to Japan. However:
    1. I can't speak Japanese
    2. I wouldn't be able to find a job there
    3. I have an afro. And I can imagine that a Japanese person has probably never seen an afro with their own eyes in their life. So with that, there probably isn't a barber that can cut an afro and with an afro brings too much attention.
    4. I'm too lazy to cut the afro off

    • TheoP56
      TheoP56 Месяц назад +2

      +Dave in Japan Thx for the help!

    • Dave in Japan
      Dave in Japan Месяц назад +2

      TheoP56: There are always a demand for this. Some sources to check are the WorkinJapan website and all the American companies. Just Google them and you'll find a lot of sources (General Dynamics, HP, etc). Hope you've led a "righteous" life! ;)

    • TheoP56
      TheoP56 Месяц назад +1

      +Dave in Japan Know anything about the demand for cyber security analysts there? Or any kind of Tech related stuff?

    • Dave in Japan
      Dave in Japan Месяц назад +2

      @TheoP56: Nothing wrong with 1 & 3. Having a 4-yr degree and needed skill set can land you a job. Also, depending on the job you are going for will determine the amount of Japanese language skill needed. Good luck!

  • justinn wong
    justinn wong Месяц назад +1

    pocari sweat is good

  • Nicholas Bailey
    Nicholas Bailey Месяц назад +1

    About six months ago I packed up my whole life into two suitcases and moved out to Hawai'i, and have been brushing up my Japanese as well (girl I'm dating is studying it -- catalytic effect).
    Meanwhile I recently discovered your channel and have just been devouring it. It's fascinating and makes me want to dive even farther off the deep end, honestly. You're a cool guy. If I ever do it, let's have coffee!

  • Negentropic
    Negentropic Месяц назад

    I have to say that things in the UK are usually expected to work at all times too! You don't quite let it go guys, though if necessary probably easier done than in Japan. In fact, I am more inclined to think that if something is let gone of in the UK, it is because of politeness and avoiding conflict. I am from Bulgaria and when I was a student in the UK one of the things that really impressed me is how mindful people generally are of each others' time. I think it is always going to be relative to what you're accustomed to. After 5 years in the UK, I am now in Turkey and I notice that different things annoy me or please me. Love your accent btw, are you from the South?

  • I Love Prophet Muhammad
    I Love Prophet Muhammad Месяц назад

    Cool Japan

  • sora maru
    sora maru Месяц назад

    海賊の例は女性教師が真面目すぎなような…

  • Satoko Nishimura
    Satoko Nishimura Месяц назад

    You can say you want to be a good pirate like Luffy (from OnePiece)!
    I enjoy your videos!

  • Bunny Queen Sippers
    Bunny Queen Sippers Месяц назад

    Your awful drawings make my day.

  • jodi Muse
    jodi Muse Месяц назад +2

    Just found and ❤️🙏. I do love Japanese culture! We need more civility in this day and age. ❤️🇯🇵🇨🇦

  • Arianna Carulli
    Arianna Carulli 2 месяца назад

    Loud people mmh? Try to imagine living in Naples...

  • Chosha Ito
    Chosha Ito 2 месяца назад

    I'm surprised you didn't run over the ticket 3x when it didn't work, Chris. :)

  • Alexandre Martins
    Alexandre Martins 2 месяца назад

    I think you're exaggerating a bit with the vending machines. I know you're British and I'm not, but I can't believe they work better in Brazil and in the UK.

  • Alexandre Martins
    Alexandre Martins 2 месяца назад

    The pirate thing wold be easily explained (albeit requiring a rather long time) by the romantic view of pirates created by cinema in the West. It's the same with Bonnie and Clyde. Both just two murdering bank robbers, but romanticized by cinema into a pair of freedom seekers who rebelled against "the system" (one of the many childish notions absorbed in the West from all the bullshit Marx and the rest of the Left have said in their time).

  • Alexandre Martins
    Alexandre Martins 2 месяца назад

    Although I agree that several aspects of Japanese collectivist culture are positive, it's bad that they take it too far. Two examples are:
    Bullying in schools
    www.economist.com/asia/2017/04/12/why-bullying-in-japanese-schools-is-especially-traumatic
    The police (guilty until proven innocent)
    japantoday.com/category/crime/japan-guilty-until-proven-innocent-documentary-shines-light-on-controversial-legal-system
    Which show the excessive emphasis on social "order" to the detriment of the individual. It's important not to forget that a collective IS made of individuals, it's not a being on its own. Of course, the extreme opposite, as we'll find in some places in the West, is equally bad, if not worse. I think a balance is necessary, but both sides seem to lack the common sense necessary to achieve that as a society.

  • Alexandre Martins
    Alexandre Martins 2 месяца назад

    Would you give a pack of Sucky to your Valentine?

  • Cameron Farroll
    Cameron Farroll 2 месяца назад

    5:39, DAMN COMMIES!

  • fresh nuggets
    fresh nuggets 2 месяца назад

    yo them human centipedes thicccccc

  • Joshua DiMaggio
    Joshua DiMaggio 2 месяца назад

    I'm from the USA it would be fun as hell to walk down the streets with you just speaking English they would have us locked up your sarcasm would have me rolling laughing they would have no idea why it was funny

  • Hardxcore Geekin' It w/ Major G
    Hardxcore Geekin' It w/ Major G 2 месяца назад

    How did you find an entire classroom of people in Japan who never heard of One Piece? LOL

  • Arosama
    Arosama 2 месяца назад

    2:10 there could be no doubt there is no faster way to a guy's affection then giving them some (suckky) XD

  • Emma
    Emma 2 месяца назад +1

    Very interesting and funny 😂
    People in the UK are loud and annoying, phone calls should not be allowed in public transport

  • Murderino
    Murderino 2 месяца назад

    SEXY MAN I LOVE YOU

  • punklejunk
    punklejunk 2 месяца назад

    Does anyone else here play video games on a SNEZZ? It took me a minute to figure out he meant 'Nintendo'. Also... 7O £ for a Tyre!? Maybe it's more expensive when you spell it with a 'y'. Love this channel. Chris, you're our hero :)

  • Derek Jonez
    Derek Jonez 2 месяца назад

    I've just discovered your channel and I love your attitude and every single one of your videos. I can't wait for more.

  • Jason Upson
    Jason Upson 2 месяца назад

    Probably same as yours 😀⬇️

  • Jason Upson
    Jason Upson 2 месяца назад

    Good one about the pirate what you wanted to be 🙀😀 mine was I wanted to be a soldier so if I was in Japan that would be really awkward 🙀

  • Ana Duarte Montenegro
    Ana Duarte Montenegro 2 месяца назад

    Funny how you can have Black History Month which is full of historical revisionism such as a black guy invented computers...
    But "White Day" that would be way outta line...

  • D. Tavan
    D. Tavan 2 месяца назад

    it looked like diabetes and tasted like disappointment hahahah

  • mainstream sux
    mainstream sux 2 месяца назад

    Haha no one wants to watch Top Gear with the ginger twat

  • Anthony Gillis
    Anthony Gillis 2 месяца назад +1

    "It's an inanimate fucking object!"

  • Roel Baardman
    Roel Baardman 2 месяца назад

    Hey Chris, you mention the influence of Buddhism in Japan. I wonder how much you notice the influence of Buddhism and Zen in Japan. Are monks a common sight for example? And does Buddhism/Zen influence the culture a lot?

  • Seung Choe
    Seung Choe 2 месяца назад

    Besides your japanese male lover?

  • TheModder
    TheModder 2 месяца назад +1

    “you must give them some sukky”
    lol i’m dead

  • MsJavaWolf
    MsJavaWolf 2 месяца назад

    I think banning phones in trains is a bit too much, people should just talk quietly.

  • Ma.JBrony 1
    Ma.JBrony 1 2 месяца назад

    Pocari Sweat!!😃

  • SantaGoneMad
    SantaGoneMad 2 месяца назад

    really? Japan has more ethnical prejudice than the U.S.?
    I prefer the low uncertainty avoidance traits btw. Family life should be relaxed etc...

  • David Starr
    David Starr 2 месяца назад

    Interesting and entertaining. I taught English in Japan years ago. Your videos make me homesick and hungry. I could kill for a Wasabi Kit-kat. Not.

  • T. J.
    T. J. 2 месяца назад

    I vote YES you are definitely mental!! What does one need to do to solicit an invitation to come visit Japan, ie. You.

  • uobio
    uobio 2 месяца назад

    his humour is killing me

  • Safety First
    Safety First 2 месяца назад

    Ey he made fun of new top gear

  • Charles Ayala
    Charles Ayala 2 месяца назад +2

    I would love to visit Japan. But I don't think I could live there for a long period of time. Being a sometimes loud boisterous American that lives to be casual and informal, it would drive me crazy bottling myself up in such a formal polite setting.

  • Scruffy
    Scruffy 2 месяца назад

    "I wanna watch Top Gear, oh wait, no I don't" had me rolling... The orangutan is irreplaceable!

  • moonglore
    moonglore 2 месяца назад

    Go ps4 :)

  • warmecanic
    warmecanic 2 месяца назад

    X box, even if it´s broke, still can be a powerful psychological weapon of mass destruction.
    You can always repair things like Han Solo...with your fist, the cheaper way is always the best way

  • Joe Blows
    Joe Blows 2 месяца назад +1

    We all wanted to kill and rape as children...no? Odd.

  • Corey Hazelbeck
    Corey Hazelbeck 2 месяца назад

    You're awesome, brother. Keep up the good work 😊😊

  • Sofia Mirza
    Sofia Mirza 2 месяца назад

    You are sooo effortlessly funny ! Lol

  • Mystic Guitar Studios
    Mystic Guitar Studios 3 месяца назад

    LOL that Top Gear joke!

  • 一 一
    一 一 3 месяца назад

    saki❎suki⭕️

  • Keith Whitlock
    Keith Whitlock 3 месяца назад

    Monty Python goes to Japan.

  • acalthu
    acalthu 3 месяца назад

    isn't it 'ro-pay'? pretty sure the thingy above the 'e' is supposed to mean something.

  • Andrew Gerety
    Andrew Gerety 3 месяца назад +9

    I’m an American I have beat the shit out of vending machines for not giving me what I paid for. #FACTS

    • Chosha Ito
      Chosha Ito 2 месяца назад +1

      I wouldn't do that, man. Those vending machines are gonna group up and come for your ass. They'll put quarters in you and then beat you 'til SOMETHING comes out.

    • James C
      James C 2 месяца назад +3

      Careful. I read that vending machines are twice as likely to kill you than shark attacks.

  • Thibaud Deltrieux
    Thibaud Deltrieux 3 месяца назад

    Your videos just cheer me up, you're very funny and entertaining, and I've been learning a lot about Japanese culture thanks to your videos. Cheers and keep up the great work ! Otsukaresama deshita !

  • Anidan
    Anidan 3 месяца назад

    oh my god this guy is hilarious at 2:58 when he said now i wont be able to take them to the rope picnic" i was rodfl

  • Δvalon
    Δvalon 3 месяца назад

    Aw, now I miss my old SNES... Wish they were as easy to find here in Denmark as they are in Japan.

  • Butterfly
    Butterfly 3 месяца назад

    It is England in it mate lol

  • Cyprian
    Cyprian 3 месяца назад

    1m in a minute! congratulations!

  • Los Vlogs de Yeril
    Los Vlogs de Yeril 3 месяца назад

    I would appreciate a girl who gives me a good Sukky

  • Red Planet
    Red Planet 3 месяца назад

    You are lucky living in Japan. Looks fantastic!

  • Zane Hamilton
    Zane Hamilton 3 месяца назад +1

    I want sum sukky

  • Animiles
    Animiles 3 месяца назад +1

    The japanese are all just fucking autistic. I love it. I want to go to japan.

  • Solgatito Tigru Blogopogojoyotenango
    Solgatito Tigru Blogopogojoyotenango 3 месяца назад

    Do the business cards carry meaning beyond the moment you receive or give them? I'm a few videos in and wonder about that and whether quiet tears or laughter are also frowned upon or if it is really about not futzing other's people's flow (aside from general piles of specifics like consciousness about death.- I'm guessing death isn't as trivialised or as romanticised so when it happens and the rituals around it are performed, these are channels for one's emotions -- of course I also project EOL-tender-feelings & QEOL-care stuff a lot -- anyway I'm seeing it as a culture that did come from seeking harmony and that may be ossified in rituals as population in cities goes berzerk but also still able to actively think about these things (for now? there's a cost to excessive efficiency but by the time a society gets there it's almost too late to push back against the pressure, I'm trying to give this the benefit of the doubt because the culture I assume isn't just a product of manic capitalist hypercompetition but rooted in experiences over time) anyway you get the idea... tl;dr: what meaning is the business card assumed to have in Japan once you've given it to someone/once you recieve one? And is the pox on emotion about doing it loudly so that people are trying to figure out what you want or is there a thing against showing any emotion at all, like it's a sign of weakness rather than just being rude... which I guess brings out another question, is there a way to signal that you're having an emotional moment but you are okay and do not want assistance or comfort or need anything, and is there a way to ask for assistance with something, say, if you are having an anxierty attack and there's no way to hide it while asking someone if there's a quiet place to go chill? PTSD is kind of a pain in the ass this way, in that it makes people tough in some ways but that toughness sort of kills you over time if you don't do whatever work it takes to manage it (or get through it, the more immediately it is handled the less likely it is to cause actual physical damage, this is why they are right when they say stress kills because it totally does so being selfish about this thing that's shaken your shit badly is both a strange lesson to learn and a strange lesson to learn how to do for real because rather than grow from the experience it is terribly easy to get stuck because the traumatic event puts a dent in even the best parts of "common sense" that you would guide yourself through it with (also executive functions get banged up because in the fight or flight mode that was useful for us surviving to exist into our creepy civilisation mode it's more useful to not be making decisions and just having sharp senses ad reflexes and speed and strength so you can run and not impale yourself on something stupid or lift tons of tree off a child or etc etc). Good gravy where was I, I think contemplating both the roominess of the capsule hotels and wondering if it would set off clausterphobia (are there little fans available so the air isn't completely still?) but really loving capsule hotels because rent isn't always easy but getting there without a place to sleep and keep your stuff is pretty much the end... anyway. If you are given a business card is there any implication to contact the person for anything other than what you might be able to offer them that would likely be an advantage? And can you simply signal that you are okay just happened to think about something funny or sad please don't stress I am fine, etc. And also can you efficiently request help quickly finding a spot to have some water and chill out privately (which is hard to do if you get hit with it in public and some people actually write down exactly what's happening and thay they just need to find a place to catch their breath). Seriously, I think I got an axiety attack from thinking too much about the capsules, don't be alarmed. ;)

  • bikkiikun
    bikkiikun 3 месяца назад

    Your TopGear reference totally cracked me up.
    I also moved on to the Grand Tour and reruns of Season 22 and before.
    And yes, I totally feel your impression on phoning on the train.

  • Franklin Soong
    Franklin Soong 3 месяца назад

    Sukky cracked me THE FUCK UP LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Xavior Pautin
    Xavior Pautin 3 месяца назад

    Is it really pronounced Sucky not すっき?

  • Tech 83 Studio
    Tech 83 Studio 3 месяца назад

    This man has me laughing my ass off 😂

  • Ulisses Nalone
    Ulisses Nalone 3 месяца назад

    Come spend sometime in Brazil and then you tell me about things not working and loud people.

  • Aristotiles von Tight
    Aristotiles von Tight 3 месяца назад

    Well that happens if disney introduces you to pirates :D

  • Stephen Bruce
    Stephen Bruce 3 месяца назад

    "Black Man" speedos?!?! Yyyyeeeeaaahhhh... I got nuthin'!