4 Ways Living in Japan Changed Me

  • Опубликовано: 18 мар 2017
  • For the 100th video, I look back on ways Japanese culture may have changed my personality.
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  • jodi Muse
    jodi Muse 3 дня назад

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

  • Arianna Carulli
    Arianna Carulli 3 дня назад

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

  • Chosha Ito
    Chosha Ito 4 дня назад

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

  • Alexandre Martins
    Alexandre Martins 4 дня 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 4 дня 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 4 дня 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
    The police (guilty until proven innocent)
    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 4 дня назад

    Would you give a pack of Sucky to your Valentine?

  • Cameron Farroll
    Cameron Farroll 4 дня назад

    5:39, DAMN COMMIES!

  • Carter Schulz
    Carter Schulz 5 дней назад

    yo them human centipedes thicccccc

  • Joshua DiMaggio
    Joshua DiMaggio 6 дней 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

  • Major G
    Major G 7 дней назад

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

  • Arosama
    Arosama 11 дней 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 11 дней назад

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

  • Murderino
    Murderino 12 дней назад


  • punklejunk
    punklejunk 14 дней 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 15 дней 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 16 дней назад

    Probably same as yours 😀⬇️

  • Jason Upson
    Jason Upson 16 дней 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 16 дней 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 17 дней назад

    it looked like diabetes and tasted like disappointment hahahah

  • mainstream sux
    mainstream sux 17 дней назад

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

  • Anthony Gillis
    Anthony Gillis 17 дней назад +1

    "It's an inanimate fucking object!"

  • Roel Baardman
    Roel Baardman 17 дней 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 20 дней назад

    Besides your japanese male lover?

  • TheModder
    TheModder 20 дней назад +1

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

  • MsJavaWolf
    MsJavaWolf 20 дней назад

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

  • Ma.JBrony 1
    Ma.JBrony 1 21 день назад

    Pocari Sweat!!😃

  • SantaGoneMad
    SantaGoneMad 24 дня 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 24 дня 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. 25 дней 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 26 дней назад

    his humour is killing me

  • Safety First
    Safety First 28 дней назад

    Ey he made fun of new top gear

  • Charles Ayala
    Charles Ayala 28 дней назад +1

    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 Месяц назад

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

  • moonglore
    moonglore Месяц назад

    Go ps4 :)

  • warmecanic
    warmecanic Месяц 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 Месяц назад +1

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

  • Corey Hazelbeck
    Corey Hazelbeck Месяц назад

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

  • Sofia Mirza
    Sofia Mirza Месяц назад

    You are sooo effortlessly funny ! Lol

  • Mystic GTR
    Mystic GTR Месяц назад

    LOL that Top Gear joke!

  • 一 一
    一 一 Месяц назад


  • Keith Whitlock
    Keith Whitlock Месяц назад

    Monty Python goes to Japan.

  • acalthu
    acalthu Месяц назад

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

  • Andrew Gerety
    Andrew Gerety Месяц назад +4

    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 4 дня 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 13 дней назад +1

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

  • Thibaud Deltrieux
    Thibaud Deltrieux Месяц 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 Месяц 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 Месяц назад

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

  • Amy24 Matyno
    Amy24 Matyno Месяц назад

    It is England in it mate lol

  • Cyprian
    Cyprian Месяц назад

    1m in a minute! congratulations!

  • Los Vlogs de Yeril
    Los Vlogs de Yeril Месяц назад

    I would appreciate a girl who gives me a good Sukky

  • Red Planet
    Red Planet Месяц назад

    You are lucky living in Japan. Looks fantastic!

  • Zane Hamilton
    Zane Hamilton Месяц назад +1

    I want sum sukky

  • Animiles
    Animiles Месяц назад +1

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

  • Blogo Pogo
    Blogo Pogo Месяц 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 Месяц 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 Месяц назад


  • Xavior Pautin
    Xavior Pautin Месяц назад

    Is it really pronounced Sucky not すっき?

  • Tech 83 Studio
    Tech 83 Studio Месяц назад

    This man has me laughing my ass off 😂

  • Ulisses Nalone
    Ulisses Nalone Месяц назад

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

  • Aristotiles von Tight
    Aristotiles von Tight Месяц назад

    Well that happens if disney introduces you to pirates :D

  • Stephen Bruce
    Stephen Bruce Месяц назад

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

  • Leonardo DaVinci
    Leonardo DaVinci Месяц назад

    The last point, Expectations, was the most interesting.

  • ~[Ματ2468χκ]
    ~[Ματ2468χκ] Месяц назад

    2:57 - He became Canadian!

  • Warren Brown
    Warren Brown Месяц назад

    Damn you wanna send me one of those SNESes!?

    MOBO AYENI Месяц назад

    Best RUclip channel

  • Clara Brunet i Vila
    Clara Brunet i Vila Месяц назад

    You make me laugh so much I'd probably give you some sukky and deep bread.

    • Clara Brunet i Vila
      Clara Brunet i Vila Месяц назад

      I suddenly realised that the comment might have been rude... Would it get better if I mention the human centipede? Probably not...

  • Brig Felt
    Brig Felt Месяц назад

    lol thank YOU! XD

  • Layla Bishop
    Layla Bishop Месяц назад

    Hahaha ha ha hahaha you're really helpful AND hilarious at the same time! Thanks for the great advice and for splitting my sides! xD

  • karm42yn
    karm42yn Месяц назад

    I don't know if I could live a life without sarcasm. I can't communicate in any other way.

  • BrothaDrknes
    BrothaDrknes Месяц назад +19

    "looks like diabetes and tastes like a disappointment..." *hits the like button*

  • Memes n Shet
    Memes n Shet Месяц назад

    You haircut matches with the cat’s

  • Dootatdoot
    Dootatdoot Месяц назад

    Imma move to japan just to pick up a mint condition super famicom

  • トトロ隣の
    トトロ隣の Месяц назад

    What a joke does not understand is the language barrier.
    Japan is a country with animated Gintama and SAINT ☆ YOUNG MEN
    Do you know?
    I love you, British people. From Japanese

  • Shane Zhang
    Shane Zhang Месяц назад

    You look like Charlie Sheen, especially the hair. Hah

  • monster2slayer
    monster2slayer Месяц назад

    nice comment

  • Severity One
    Severity One Месяц назад

    I'm trying to imagine giving my wife a box of chocolates called "Sukky". Whatever would happen, Sukky would in all likeliness not be one of those things.

  • Skeematic
    Skeematic Месяц назад

    Just wanted to say this was very insightful. Thanks for the videos and the thought you put into them. Just started watching this week and appreciate what I've seen so far. Much success to you.

  • Adel Jamal
    Adel Jamal Месяц назад

    "their fucking life story" :'P

  • Aurum Gloria Pictures
    Aurum Gloria Pictures Месяц назад +1

    When Chris mentioned pocari sweat my mouth convulsed in muscle memory from my days in hong kong n suddenly i was on the boardwalk in stanley racing down past the beach on my scooter as i guzzled that sweet sweet oasis water and all my friends were pootling along behind me on their shitty threewheelers whilst i killed pedestrians on impact with my two wheeled blade

  • Darkslayer Ryuu
    Darkslayer Ryuu Месяц назад

    I think white day is when women give gifts to men. Valentine's day is when men give gifts to women. I think you may have mixed those up.

  • TubeYou
    TubeYou Месяц назад

    100 gems 💎

  • Loiyaboy
    Loiyaboy Месяц назад

    These videos are fascinating and informative, and very entertaining. Thank you!

  • Justin Earley
    Justin Earley Месяц назад

    The cat looks like Hitler. There i said it

  • Sam Macchione
    Sam Macchione Месяц назад


  • Milkymoles.
    Milkymoles. 2 месяца назад +3

    Omg crying laughing, had to pause and compose myself at “the way to a mans heart” bit of this video. 😂

    • Adam Daniel
      Adam Daniel 20 дней назад +1

      I was cooking dinner and opening a bottle of wine when that line came through and had my first real belly laugh in quite some time

  • ParceMihiDomine
    ParceMihiDomine 2 месяца назад

    Funny, eloquent and informative. Dig it man, really getting into your channel!

  • Patrick Patterson
    Patrick Patterson 2 месяца назад

    So Much To Seadoo & Learn!

  • Tegnet
    Tegnet 2 месяца назад

    Number 2 would be enough for me to move to Japan...
    But then I remembered, I live in Denmark. We have our own category... A single person is not the world and everyone is not "children of the world"... We go by "I don't want to speak to anybody and I don't want to hear anybody".
    You'll bet the usual teens who do think they're the world and talks loud enough for the whole bus to hear them or walks around with their shit music blasting out of their shit quality phone speakers... But 99% of adults keep to themselves in public. Its nice.

  • it's over nerdthousand
    it's over nerdthousand 2 месяца назад

    sukky is meant to be suki

  • Hanjii L.
    Hanjii L. 2 месяца назад +1

    sukky sukky ten bucky?

  • ROFeQT
    ROFeQT 2 месяца назад

    Livin' in the city, you know you have to survive.

  • Chris B
    Chris B 2 месяца назад

    Fuck! I just realised you look like a young Peter Serafinowicz!

  • 442 Hz
    442 Hz 2 месяца назад

    I wanna move to Japan!

  • Parfootery
    Parfootery 2 месяца назад +2

    I know it's an old video, though I've just burst out laughing at the vending machine analogy.

  • Luke's Yu-Gi-Oh! & Weiss Schwarz Channel
    Luke's Yu-Gi-Oh! & Weiss Schwarz Channel 2 месяца назад

    Microwave Witchcraft, loved that.

  • Zareena Stadnik
    Zareena Stadnik 2 месяца назад

    If I move to Japan will you be my witty English friend? Like fo reals? Don't even care if asking sounds needy, I'm putting this shit out there in the universe.

  • TwoLeggedHorsie
    TwoLeggedHorsie 2 месяца назад

    SNES was the Nokia 3310 of games consoles.

  • Dennis Akerlund
    Dennis Akerlund 2 месяца назад

    Keep doing what you're doing. It's pure class.

  • Kreios Error
    Kreios Error 2 месяца назад

    The cat looks like hitler lol

  • Nathaniel UncleDrew
    Nathaniel UncleDrew 2 месяца назад

    3:05 I don't think is a coincidence and I'm gonna tell u why. His accent is quite similar to Christian Bale's.