4 Ways Living in Japan Changed Me


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  • Wandering man
    Wandering man 5 минут назад

    Kick back with the gf for some netflix and sukky.

  • DoesNotInhale
    DoesNotInhale День назад

    I knew the british are weird, but to call a Super Nintendo a snes out loud is the cringiest shit I've ever heard

  • Andrew Ballard
    Andrew Ballard День назад

    almost choked with laughter at the random clip of your fingers in a door >_

  • bootfan !!
    bootfan !! 2 дня назад

    Get a shave!

  • Daniel Dieni
    Daniel Dieni 3 дня назад

    hahah im drunk as hell but i love your video's, im going to go to japan for a 1 month holiday in the next few years, nearly 22 now. im going to go to osaka, akihabria, kyoto and shinjuki. also got a list on what to do :D dream holiday! keep the good shit up bro

  • Daniel Dieni
    Daniel Dieni 3 дня назад

    5:18 yeah the red ring of death! that shit has happend to me 3 times over 10 years, lesson is don't move the damn xbox while its on or well hello ring of death and good bye whatever game disk is in it XD!

  • Daniel Dieni
    Daniel Dieni 3 дня назад


  • Nowah T2ylor
    Nowah T2ylor 6 дней назад

    give a guy some sukky shiiiiiit

  • Emil Terman
    Emil Terman 7 дней назад

    The top gear joke made my day :D

  • Katjaneway
    Katjaneway 9 дней назад

    You are incredibly funny :) . I feel like I'd fit in well in Japan because of all that mindfulness. I am mindful about other people, how loud I'm being, my trash etc. It would probably feel like a breath of fresh air for me to visit there!

  • Mely Melon
    Mely Melon 10 дней назад

    Tengo que esforzarme demasiado en entender, pero vale la pena para verte a ti. Me enamoré de tu forma de hablar y tu carisma. Suscrita.

  • Eiri
    Eiri 11 дней назад

    Maybe SUKKY is not pronounced as Sucky. It’s Japan after all. Maybe it’s “Sooh - Key” just like Anata ga Suki desu. Just a play on the word “suki”

  • matt morri
    matt morri 11 дней назад

    Great videos! I enjoy seeing the difference in cultures between Eastern and Western Cultures, and you show that very well! Thanks for doing what you do, it's worth it.

  • The Big Game Theory
    The Big Game Theory 13 дней назад

    pirate = kill + rape? i think she thought of modern pirates which still isnt really true either. pirates in the old days did kill but even that didnt happen very often.

  • Ulysses Vazquez
    Ulysses Vazquez 13 дней назад

    Can you text and listen to music on trains?

  • Victor Jensen
    Victor Jensen 17 дней назад

    More ethnic tolerance : Denmark . . . . . Sorry m8 XD Most of us welcome different people. But a large amount of people here, in all ages, are very racist. yeah.. Have a nice day

  • TheRaideros
    TheRaideros 23 дня назад


  • yuri
    yuri 24 дня назад


  • Louise GaryAVBl
    Louise GaryAVBl 25 дней назад

    In France we say : Bon appétit before eating and : J'ai bien bouffé after and I think that's beautiful

  • megarusso
    megarusso 29 дней назад +1

    I am going to be in Japan with my Girlfriend over Valentines day, and I will be on the lookout for some Sukky!

  • Morgana
    Morgana Месяц назад

    Ropé in Spanish is clothes. :)

  • Alessandro Marton
    Alessandro Marton Месяц назад +5

    Well, it's England innit mate
    HAHA i just laughed so hard because this is so true

  • agg dime
    agg dime Месяц назад

    human centipede is great movie

  • Enduro JS Swe
    Enduro JS Swe Месяц назад

    You remind me of Dylan Moran :D

  • Human Racket
    Human Racket Месяц назад

    rope picnic? more like black paradox

  • B C
    B C Месяц назад

    2:15 lmaoo

  • FUBAR' ed Matt
    FUBAR' ed Matt Месяц назад

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Couldn't have said it better myself 4:35

  • Randy Om
    Randy Om Месяц назад

    I asked my son's high school administration to change the high school's mascot from "The Pirates" to something that didn't involved rape, murder, and theft. Didn't go over though.

    XANTHER BTS Месяц назад +1

    Well it’s England emit mate I’m freaking crying because it’s true nothing is certain and the vending Machines are so unpredictable this is so funny 😂

  • Ricky Evans
    Ricky Evans Месяц назад

    Well, it's England innit mate.
    I've got a stoaic personality and that had me laugh out loud. I live in the U.S (2nd generation American), but I've got family in Berkshire and i can attest to that attitude. Quintessentially British. 😂

  • M K
    M K Месяц назад


  • Yamamoto tamotu
    Yamamoto tamotu Месяц назад

    Sukky?? I've never heard of that.

  • 5Xlowe
    5Xlowe Месяц назад

    "using a vending machine in the UK is like fucking gambling." Favourite quote ever

  • Dennis van Mazijk
    Dennis van Mazijk Месяц назад

    Nice video, Chris :-) I have lived in Japan (Sendai to be exact) for over five years now, and I totally agree with everything you mentioned. As someone from Europe, it's extremely funny to confuse Japanese people by being very direct and honest. I usually don't care what others think. I believe that being yourself and saying what you think is almost always the most effective way to get what you want. Don't really like to beat around the bush anyways.
    The part where you talk about expectations is spot on! It's so annoying how everything in Europe always seem to be half-assed, whereas the Japanese system just makes you feel comfortable - if it doesn't work or meet your expectations, there is always someone to take care of it. I really like this country and its hospitality, as well as its food, transportation, and nature. I am also highly interested in old Japanese culture like samurai, history, etc.
    Things I don't like about Japan:
    - Always being told what to do and where to go. I know that safety is an important part of your culture, but please let me take care of myself and be responsible for my own actions. Yes, I know how to cross the street or sit down.
    - The amount of people hired to do one thing. Why do you need five workers to take care of the entrance of a construction area. One or two will suffice. Extremely ineffective.
    - Annoying sounds and incessant shouting from store clerks. Every goddamn ten seconds I hear the same thing. I know: I made the choice to come to your store and check the items you have. Don't need your constant feedback.
    - Stickers being put on everything I buy or used to tape plastic bags. I often want to use the same bag again whilst shopping. Now I have to use force and basically tear the top part to use it again.
    - How Japanese people often respond to my wife (Japanese) when I am the one asking the questions. My Japanese level is high enough to have business conversations, but for a simple question about a product they somehow need my wife to gather more information. I sometimes feel so annoyed, that I just walk away and forget I asked a question in the first place.
    Let me know if you agree :-) your videos are great as always!

  • PaperKnuckles
    PaperKnuckles Месяц назад


  • VirtualFunction
    VirtualFunction Месяц назад


  • 여자귀여워
    여자귀여워 Месяц назад

    3:29 A.R.M.Y's thinking what in thinking? 😎

  • Kakashi - Leonhart
    Kakashi - Leonhart Месяц назад

    Sukky XD weird indeed

  • Dom Humber
    Dom Humber Месяц назад

    Only just found your channel and im loving it. I can safely say youre one of the few youtubers whose videos i actually watch the whole way through

  • Gary
    Gary Месяц назад +1

    Good advice, NEVER say "I'm a Pirate" in Japan. In the U.S., if you want to eat lunch at Burger King, buy your meal between 10:30 and 11:30 am. Earlier or later, you will receive reheated food.

  • simple complexity
    simple complexity Месяц назад

    Hey man would you agree on this comment?
    To be honest, Japan is a great country to stay in for 1-2 years while studying at a language school or something like that, and just play around. When it comes to living in Japan its another story. After the novelty wears off many foreigners get depressed like the white guy in the video because the Japanese after all are too different, and the Japanese society simply is too depressing and its pure hell to work there. There is a reason why like 10-20 people jump in front of the train every single day only in Tokyo. When it comes to discrimination white people are probably rated highest, but I out of experience know that many many Japanese people dislike white people as well. Of course everyone is friendly when you meet them but they can talk some really nasty stuff behind closed doors, I've heard it myself. When it comes to other Asian people, black people, Indian people etc, they unfortunately don't like them at all. It wouldn't surprise me if they are like 100 years behind when it, especially, comes to the view of black people. I have heard Japanese people openly call black people "scary gorillas" numerous times followed by laughter. Of course they wouldn't say this in front of black people. Sorry to say this.

    I lived in Japan for a long time (15+ years) in the past because of work and almost all foreigners I used to meet there were like the sad white guy in the video, or they became like that after a few years. Almost everyone was really depressed and had no real Japanese friends at all, not even people who had been there for 10+ years. Its so hard to connect with Japanese people on a deep level so most foreigners in Japan end up hanging out with other foreigners.

    In Japan you will always be seen and treated as a gaijin (outsider), it doesn't matter if you speak more fluent Japanese than the Japanese themselves, it doesn't matter if you have better manners than the Japanese themselves, you will always be that outsider. Every single time a Japanese person talks to you, they will talk to you as an outsider in their mind. You will never be a "normal person" in Japan no matter how much you try. All this together becomes a super negative, lonely and depressing cycle in the long run and that's why most foreigners escape the country after a few years.

  • mike fox
    mike fox Месяц назад

    Your videos are excellent mate you got me crying here!
    Watching them all and came across you after researching japan

  • Amanda Pinkas
    Amanda Pinkas Месяц назад

    Love your channel. Thanks so much for all the great info. On the subject of weird Japanese store names... Do you know Nincompoop Capasity? I kid you not!! www.geocities.jp/nincompoopcapacity/

  • cuteypetz
    cuteypetz 2 месяца назад

    Honestly Japan *gets* me when it comes to phone calls on public transport. I hate hearing conversations on transport, I always end up having to put music on (headphones of course!) because it just distracts me from what I'm doing (even if I'm doing nothing); I can't help but listen. And because of this hatred, I almost never pick up when I'm on the train (unless I know I'm getting a super important call, which is rare, or I know it will be a quick inquiry and I can keep my voice down). So this "rule" of Japan would suit me well!

  • Luke Powell
    Luke Powell 2 месяца назад

    These videos are great!! Cheer me up everytime Merry Christmas Chris!

  • Sentionaut
    Sentionaut 2 месяца назад

    You look better in this vid than the flashbacks to your earlier vids.

  • John Thriemer
    John Thriemer 2 месяца назад

    ppl in the west complain about everything

  • BornTexan !
    BornTexan ! 2 месяца назад

    Yep, a girl giving me some suckky will do it every time 👍🤣

  • powernova911 / ポーエルノバ
    powernova911 / ポーエルノバ 2 месяца назад

    Would I be able to survive in Japan if I don't like noodles? I've always wondered.

  • かぼすたこ
    かぼすたこ 2 месяца назад +1


    • Heylow Bond
      Heylow Bond Месяц назад

      That would be the logical response

  • Baconforce5000x
    Baconforce5000x 2 месяца назад

    you know, I am twenty six years old, and am working my ass off to become a software engineer (need to get my GPA up) but, you're making me want to study English so i can become what you are, a teacher in japan teaching Japanese people English!

  • まめひとつぶ
    まめひとつぶ 2 месяца назад


  • Haley McLain
    Haley McLain 2 месяца назад

    You remind me a lot of Peter Serafinowicz!

  • Marno R
    Marno R 2 месяца назад

    Hitler kitty, always waiting, always watching...

  • Arica Walker
    Arica Walker 2 месяца назад +1

    I try to be mindful of others cause I dislike it so much when people are on phones while out. Machines are like that as well lin the U.S. sometimes they do not work. As well as most of the frozen and microwave dinners. They just not good.
    I am surprised none of the students thought of One Piece when you said you wanted to be a pirate

  • Samson Saito
    Samson Saito 2 месяца назад

    my last name is saito

  • kevindanielpg
    kevindanielpg 2 месяца назад

    I like the video, I dont support on partreon, your channel is great.
    Greetings from Venezuela

  • José Acevedo
    José Acevedo 2 месяца назад +1

    We are the world We are the children...

  • Justin Taylor
    Justin Taylor 3 месяца назад +1

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

  • Miinuu
    Miinuu 3 месяца назад +1

    I started dying at 2:15

  • Monkey D Luffy
    Monkey D Luffy 3 месяца назад

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

  • Broden79
    Broden79 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    Id fit in so well.

  • Killer- A
    Killer- A 3 месяца назад

    Console peasant

  • TopHatPenguin
    TopHatPenguin 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад +1

    we had pocari sweat in China too

  • Matt Field
    Matt Field 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад +1

    Definitely post haircut, it looks great.

  • OW 虎
    OW 虎 3 месяца назад

    You’re fkn hilarious lmao

  • Becky Cox
    Becky Cox 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад +1

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

  • jceepf
    jceepf 3 месяца назад

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

  • ุ
     3 месяца назад

    Mother love long time long time

  • invisible vengence visits
    invisible vengence visits 4 месяца назад +1

    boy you sure hate your own race.

  • Dimitrios Thomaidis
    Dimitrios Thomaidis 4 месяца 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. 4 месяца назад

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

  • Max Fightmaster
    Max Fightmaster 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад +2

    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 4 месяца назад

    Did the thing with the xbox really happen?

  • RySec Newton
    RySec Newton 4 месяца назад

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

  • Radecalbanana
    Radecalbanana 4 месяца назад

    that sukky pun had me dead

  • HopeRehabCenterThailand
    HopeRehabCenterThailand 4 месяца назад

    I have seen that flowery pub, near Notting Hill tube

  • yukihanaichigo
    yukihanaichigo 4 месяца назад

    October 2018

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  • Shan Ivey27
    Shan Ivey27 4 месяца назад

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

  • Nyom Nyom
    Nyom Nyom 4 месяца 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 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад +3

    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 4 месяца назад +3

      +Dave in Japan Thx for the help!

    • Dave in Japan
      Dave in Japan 4 месяца назад +3

      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 4 месяца назад +2

      +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 4 месяца назад +4

      @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 4 месяца назад +1

    pocari sweat is good

  • Nicholas Bailey
    Nicholas Bailey 4 месяца назад +2

    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!

  • I Love Prophet Muhammad
    I Love Prophet Muhammad 4 месяца назад

    Cool Japan

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    sora maru 4 месяца назад


  • Satoko Nishimura
    Satoko Nishimura 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    Your awful drawings make my day.

  • jodi Muse
    jodi Muse 5 месяцев назад +2

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

  • Arianna Carulli
    Arianna Carulli 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Leiko Kong
    Leiko Kong 5 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Alexandre Martins
    Alexandre Martins 5 месяцев 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.