How Has LIVING in Japan Changed Me?

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Does living in Japan for 8 years make you a better person? Let's find out.
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  • NOTIFICATION SQUAD: The video starts at 07:52. Am I right though? Is it just me or do 9/10 TV shows and films in Japan kick off with someone walking across Shibuya crossing?! Sorry about the wait for this video folks - I've been working hard on Journey Across Japan: Escape to Fuji! For more details on the upcoming series you can check it out here ( It's going to be a lot of fun and it kicks off in the last week of October! The only question remains, should we bring back Dr Jelly? Hmm...

    Abroad in JapanAbroad in Japan11 päivää sitten
    • nice Bring back dr jelly

      Cereal KurusCereal Kurus3 tuntia sitten
    • @It'sKlein! if you threw natsuki hed probably laugh and try to hug whoever you threw him at. If you want to scare him throw ryotoro at him.

      RyanRyan4 tuntia sitten
    • For fucks sake, why did you eat the previous owner of that camera? Shamfulu dispray, Seppuku BANZAI!

      NerdinessNerdiness2 päivää sitten
    • James May introduction to his series (not the animation) was amazing... I think you have the potencial to do docs like that. (without the: I don't have a clue about Japan part)

      welcome to the rice fieldswelcome to the rice fields3 päivää sitten
    • @ニコ I love you and Japanese

      Sonic SOKOLOVソコロフ.ソニックSonic SOKOLOVソコロフ.ソニック3 päivää sitten
  • am i the only one who has not noticed Chris getting fat? or care? i know I'm a bit late to the party but he keeps mentioning it

    A little bit of everythingA little bit of everything3 tuntia sitten
  • I honestly think your series is amazing and you are by far my favourite youtuber but I have to ask you say you no longer hit tables for fun but what about the table flipping game. Lol sorry had to ask

    RyanRyan4 tuntia sitten
  • Another amazing video, i will sleep 6 hours instead of 7 hours tonight but that was worth it

    Lukasz PatrynLukasz Patryn11 tuntia sitten
  • Also how do you feel about the people in Japan? are they nice to connect to or do you feel like an outsider?

    Tyler MacDonaldTyler MacDonald11 tuntia sitten
  • And can you show us the books on your shelf?

    Tyler MacDonaldTyler MacDonald11 tuntia sitten
  • What is the best place to live in Japan and why? The country seems so beautiful and if you could make friends it seems like it would be really nice.

    Tyler MacDonaldTyler MacDonald11 tuntia sitten
  • Pizza of death lmaoooo. Chris I am so happy your channel exists

    Tyler MacDonaldTyler MacDonald11 tuntia sitten
  • I'd move there...know any rich 60 year old women ?

    Carl LawlerCarl Lawler13 tuntia sitten
  • "Valuable Kitchen Space" appears in every video

    Ryulin18Ryulin1813 tuntia sitten
  • Why do people care so much about a stranger's weight?

    Nox NekoriNox Nekori13 tuntia sitten

    J DawgJ Dawg14 tuntia sitten
  • You look like you're at a healthy weight. People need to just stop and come up with better insults if they can't cope with their massive jealousy :P Natsuki's sexy Snape impression was...magical XD I'll leave now

    EvergreenEyes 91EvergreenEyes 9118 tuntia sitten
  • Drop the original Game Boy, break the floor. Drop one today and it explodes into a billion lego pieces.

    Fractured RaptorFractured Raptor21 tunti sitten
  • so true. ''working hard in japan''. when I was there, all of them were just staring at the screen. Sometimes even slept in the office, because of ''working late''. They asked me, how my workinh hours were back home. I had an office job before that, hours as you made them. So I started at 6 AM, finnished at 2 PM. It worked for me, my most productive hours were between 6 and 11. When I told them that, theye were like ''OMG, what do you do at home in the middle of the day, then.'' At this point as was as shocked as they were. Ayways, I packed my bags as soon as I could.

    aandreyaaandreya21 tunti sitten
  • 3:59 "Did you see that ludicrous display last night?"

    TelepathicFishTelepathicFish22 tuntia sitten
  • Love nautski as well. He is fab.

    Dottie LandDottie Land22 tuntia sitten
  • I totally love living in japan we have just got to 16 years of living here and I would not change a thing. Except never seeing my husband who works long hrs. Ohh and their weird obsession with baseball what is it about that?? Love the Q&A,’s

    Dottie LandDottie Land22 tuntia sitten
  • japanese working culture makes me vomit

    H. JuniorH. JuniorPäivä sitten
  • Before kicking the table, remember to be appreciative that you can get the table. And say "itadakimasu'.

    鈴木大和鈴木大和Päivä sitten
  • Hey Chris, what you think maybe at some point do a video on the UK-japan trade deal? Hope us brits get a lot of Japanese goods being available to us.

    Lewi TheWizardLewi TheWizardPäivä sitten
  • More of this Chris, really loved this.

    FD GODFD GODPäivä sitten
  • It was so unexpected and cool when you pulled out that DMG GameBoy.

    MC 808MC 808Päivä sitten
  • Viewer: "What Western thing would you bring to Japan?" Chris: "Work-life balance" Me: *Laughs in American*

    fromrighttoleftfromrighttoleftPäivä sitten
  • Uhhhh Tetris was the original gameboy pack in.

    SashMcFlashSashMcFlashPäivä sitten
  • Chris i think you look pretty good. 🙂

    Ryoko007Ryoko007Päivä sitten
  • Wasn't ready for that snape impression

    CloudBurstCloudBurstPäivä sitten
  • I got interested in Japan, after watching anime. And then saw how beautiful Japan looked on nhk world, so always thought i want to visit it one day. Learning more and more about real japan than through anime, as a watched quite a bit.

    Ryoko007Ryoko007Päivä sitten
  • Apparently my comment got deleted but either way love the vid

    VexedVexedPäivä sitten
  • OMG notes on a notepad, the world is ending.... RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!

    whitewaterdragonwhitewaterdragonPäivä sitten
  • im found of sleeping close to the ground.

    BrianBrianPäivä sitten
  • myspace angles.

    BrianBrianPäivä sitten
  • I find it very endearing whenever japanese people try to convey a concept or idea into english and it comes off kinda weird but still relatable.

    marconihimselfmarconihimselfPäivä sitten
  • Looks like Super Potato is the goal. Did you play Pokemon Red/Blue? What was your favorite Starter? #AskAbroad

    A Blankard AbroadA Blankard AbroadPäivä sitten
  • 1:12 B*ll*cks 😂

    Victor LancedVictor LancedPäivä sitten

    HalibetLectorHalibetLectorPäivä sitten
  • Too much wanting to be a comedian. Leave the comedy to professsionals. Forty thousand unemployed comics in NYC, yet everybody wants to be one. Makes you want to stick toothpicks in your balls.Really learn nothing about Japan, just smartass weak comedy.

    Tris SloanTris SloanPäivä sitten
  • Pizzer of death

    EtherEtherPäivä sitten
  • Chris is a Legend thanks so much for your content always a good laugh and interesting to watch also thank you for suggesting James May: Our Man In Japan im loving it please never stop making content I truly cannot wait for my opportunity to visit Japan

    Mac DemarcoMac DemarcoPäivä sitten
  • That intro XD

    Tokyo WarfareTokyo WarfarePäivä sitten
  • When you reach 2M subs, you should dye your hair!!!

    hdiruhdiruPäivä sitten
  • Chris, why the heck is everyone so harsh? I kind of feel like 50% of the hate mail is people being haters while the other 50% is just people wanting to hear their comments read... What a world

    eetadakimasueetadakimasuPäivä sitten
  • until the rabbits become zombies

    Doof TnuoccaDoof TnuoccaPäivä sitten
  • I want japan

    ErnthirErnthirPäivä sitten
  • You are cute and amazing regardless your weight 😉

    Rasma GutsmiteRasma GutsmitePäivä sitten
  • What kinda futon do you recommend?

    Forrest AtwoodForrest AtwoodPäivä sitten
  • You look good again, I like you now!

    Martin EricsonMartin EricsonPäivä sitten
  • Two words ZOMBIE RABBITS !

    julian shepherdjulian shepherdPäivä sitten
  • Sex Pistols, a rock band from London... But there are the Sex Machine Guns, a heavy metal band from Japan! Of course machine gun is more powerful than a pistol.

    R LR LPäivä sitten
  • Chris have you been to Daiso in japan? i work at a daiso in New Zealand!

    MatthehumanMatthehuman2 päivää sitten
  • Great vid Chris.👍As a Brit 😨I totally agree with you re food and supermarkets etc. The ready meals can be gross (Cottage pie - Cumberland pie - fish pie - even lasagne.. 👀) just ground slop meat and dry mash (is it potato?😨 ) I grew up on a farm in Cornwall and my mam 💖was oh yes.. a fantastic cook. Thick not the crap thin slices of bacon the supermarkets sell (claiming to be thick slice 👀uhh thinner than my chances of - !- with my next door neighbour 😁a variety of our own home grown veggies -freshly caught fish and even rock crabs which we used metal coat hangers adapted to fish the blighters out with (hmm watch that claw snap snap - yeoooooooow - heck we learned some real English language - Cornish version ere me handsome👀🤣) So yes ex military and around the world plus a lot of back packing with friends/family - I got to appreciate foreign cuisine and for the most part it was totally memorable 👍OK I'm really not into raw fish / meat etc but it does have some health benefits including if they dump the waste water from Fuckishima saving on your electric bills by simply laying out strips of glow in the dark fish.. etc. Stay safe fellow Brit 👍👀😁Oh and is it true that they rarely indulge in the (Great British tradition here ) of social distancing ? Ie 2 metres apart when out and about? cos my sources in Japan are saying they are NOT??? 👀Uhh no at the moment I don't want some Japanese (I should be so lucky) up close and cuddly.. feline cafe maid.. 😉

    Arthur DaniellesArthur Danielles2 päivää sitten
  • 10/10 Harry Potter

    ホニャスチャンネルHonyasu's ChannelホニャスチャンネルHonyasu's Channel2 päivää sitten
  • Pfft! Ryotaro is adorbs.

    Diesel DawgDiesel Dawg2 päivää sitten
  • Since you've lived in Japan, what travel agency did you first use for your first trip and are there any you'd recommend? #AskAbroad

    Poker Soldier 1Poker Soldier 12 päivää sitten
  • you dont look fat

    hairychesticles1hairychesticles12 päivää sitten
  • Ignore bbq chickens.. Did anyone notice the magazine called 'bollocks' 😂😂😂

    Chloé GChloé G2 päivää sitten
  • Awesome points. When my family and I lived in Japan we love the fact that people are aware of not being annoying or obnoxious. Leaving wallet, personal stuff in attendant it’s freaking awesome!! Coming back to the states you always see people walking into stores with their phone on speaker mode and everyone can hear their conversations ((dumb)) or people at times see me leaving something in a desk or table unattended and they can’t believe it, I’m guessing bc people always take what’s not theirs. Miss japan can’t wait to go back

    Ruben A.FRuben A.F2 päivää sitten
  • 4:54 Burn the witch new movie promotion on the back

    mSkIp09mSkIp092 päivää sitten
  • 1:21 _Bollocks_

    Jonathan LeeJonathan Lee2 päivää sitten
  • You didn’t comment about the magazine above the bbq chicken called ”Bollocks” 😂

    Kasper StenbomKasper Stenbom2 päivää sitten
  • 2:35 Americans be like "What's that?"

    OneManArmyOneManArmy2 päivää sitten
  • I love the go f+++ yourself caption haha

    Muttons SunMuttons Sun2 päivää sitten
  • When you don’t die because you don’t want to kick bucket san

    M DM D2 päivää sitten
  • Stuck in an island with thousands of zombie rabbits? Yeah. NOPE.

    circosomaticocircosomatico2 päivää sitten
  • My culture shock in Tokyo, being Texan before American, is itty bitty tiny living spaces. I stayed at an AirBnB in Sugamo. I felt a bit like Genie in Aladdin.

    Melissa HernandezMelissa Hernandez2 päivää sitten
  • what people tend to think of Japan 4:47 " lots of people crossing this road " I die 🤣🤣

    kirisaki shunkirisaki shun2 päivää sitten
  • Wasn't there another vidya about this or am I having deja vu?

    georgesagangeorgesagan2 päivää sitten
  • You’re so hilarious and I’m so glad this channel is still authentic and not over-produced, thank you!! I hope I can visit Japan some day

    amgamg2 päivää sitten
  • It's a bit racist to say you can only go for night walks in Japan. I suppose you're the kind to refuse surrendering your wallet if you bump into a fellow jogger who demands it. Doesn't Japan know Black Lives Matter?

    mandokirmandokir2 päivää sitten
  • Gent Off "If you drink enough your gent will turn off!"

    Harry ToefaceHarry Toeface2 päivää sitten
  • Hi Chris!

    house sghouse sg2 päivää sitten
  • having second thoughts to go to a seppuku orgy ...?

    krix popkrix pop2 päivää sitten
  • I bought a used "Saber motored cuirassier" figure from the japanese online shop "Mandarake" for cheap. Looking at the description of its condition, I expected my Saber to be a crumbled and broken mess... There was a tiny five mm white scratch mark in a corner of the box. I could see that it was never opened... Then, after getting its content, I putted the box in the garbage bin two minutes later. ^^

    connardmanconnardman2 päivää sitten
  • When people are talking more of Chris weight and age rather than the video itself Any regrets Chris?

    El VuoloEl Vuolo2 päivää sitten
  • Amen! That James May show was brilliant. 90% of it wasn’t in Tokyo and we saw the whole length. That first episode in the far north was brilliant! I want to go there based on that episode alone

    K.james CartersK.james Carters2 päivää sitten
  • I have watched your video since you started in my other channel but it got deleted

    Xander NadelaXander Nadela2 päivää sitten
  • :-D :-D so funny Chris.

    Chris88Chris883 päivää sitten
  • Had a lot of trips to Japan when I lived in HK and certainly enjoy your channel, brings is tall back to me. I love the place, warts and all. As I am sure you do.

    Archiebald ArsledonArchiebald Arsledon3 päivää sitten
  • I'm fat awful now LOL

    icak Aliicak Ali3 päivää sitten
  • Breh, is that a vinyl of licensed music from the movie Mid 90s at around 1:23? Dope. Though I guess you are in Tokyo for this video (sorry haven't been keeping up much in more recent times so not sure where in Japan you are living), so I guess it makes sense that if any store would have it just sitting around it would be in Tokyo

    boyblobboyblob3 päivää sitten
  • Chris

    Diogo NagadoDiogo Nagado3 päivää sitten

    Subhojit BagchiSubhojit Bagchi3 päivää sitten
  • Wow. Made me realize I've been watching videos on this channel for 8 years..... And still don't speak Japanese.... Whats wrong with me...

    cazforshortcazforshort3 päivää sitten
  • You look good. thanks you. Exclusive life

    nobodysnobodys3 päivää sitten
  • If chris is considered fat, am i a blob of walking fat now?

    Praditya Wisnu AjiPraditya Wisnu Aji3 päivää sitten
  • Knowing that the japanese (or most) think objects have a life force, makes me feel better. I for some reason have felt the same way, maybe my mom taught me that but, for some reason it bothers my bf a bit because i also name a lot of things with human names, mostly vehicles. It really is a great way to make yourself respect things more, even if you don't like people, you'll respect objects lol

    The ShiftyThe Shifty3 päivää sitten
  • Please make a video with your mother language. you have a beautiful Accent!. I am Learning English and Japanese as well, bro.

    IT 4 YouIT 4 You3 päivää sitten
  • What music is that at 11:16 ? Its really relaxing

    br1an_23br1an_233 päivää sitten
  • Off topic, I'm having difficulty "remembering" hiragana. I can't seem to imagine them as words. They're familiar, but I can only see them as pictures, not words. I don't know how to switch my brain to see them as words. Should I just focus on raw memorization? I know for Kanji, read the particles and create "little stories" to recall them easier. But, Hiragana, is the basics of basic. I don't believe there is much strategy except for mnemonics.

    DestinyHERODestinyHERO3 päivää sitten
  • " Don't want to hurt table-san" Hilarious!! As a half- japanese I actually quite enjoy your videos

    Get 100k subscribers without any videos challengeGet 100k subscribers without any videos challenge3 päivää sitten
  • I have to say you continuously make one of the most high-quality videos here I've seen on YT. You connect different parts of the video together so Seamless, are funny and entertaining at the same time also educational. How come you can put out all of this for free? This is Crazy. It's like a whole studio is behind this

    Flo&SoFlo&So3 päivää sitten
  • Auto correct is like a cockerel with a helmet and sunglasses!

    Felix TriepelFelix Triepel3 päivää sitten
  • Fu$kin% Auto correct!

    Felix TriepelFelix Triepel3 päivää sitten
  • Chris Broad' s channel, alias Terry Jones (wink wink) is a riot! I watched it and had tears in my eyes, because I laughed so hard, his grumpy, cynical demeaned, his British humor and the way he presents it all is at least to me very entertaining and funny! He is a comedic genius! Well if you take in consideration that he is really Terry Jones all that should not come as a surprise. The bit with Gent Off had me in tears of laughter, also the bit with Yummy cornflakes and the cockerel with helmet and sunglasses was hilarious! My personal favourite is the bit with the Samurai Girls and disgusting food game. Ryotoko was part in that as well and I love him, too, because he plays the perfect counterpart to Chris (Terry). They are like Laurel and Hardy! Natsuki is the coolest bloke on the planet! The bit on the graveyard looking for Did Vicious' grave was pure entertainment gold. Chris or better Terry, I love what you do, don't stop! Its a delight to watch your show! Thank you very much!

    Felix TriepelFelix Triepel3 päivää sitten
  • Any way you could put all your videos for ask Chris in a playlist. Great video by the way 👍🏽

    Lewis HarveyLewis Harvey3 päivää sitten
  • 😂lolol that natsuki Snape clip. yall should do more harry potter. haha welcome to aging dhead. f that guy you look cool to me. i think your aging well you look better now

    rain godrain god3 päivää sitten
  • how to be best japanese style of ;,education%20or%20in%20vocational%20training ;, i read its quite popular there as doomsday prepper / survivalist / simple lifestyle as way of life, and how seifu there manage homeless and the poor /poorest/ poverty in japan?

    koskinanti diykoskinanti diy3 päivää sitten
  • Oh man I want that bear place mat so bad haha

    flightjamflightjam3 päivää sitten
  • Maybe the futon helps because the cold surface of the floor keeps the mattress cool. A boxspring usually sits on a frame with the space below it acting as an insulator. So it gets warm rather quickly, which is good for cold winters but is kind of useless during summer.

    A1RA1R3 päivää sitten
  • Do you mean... DJENT OFF?

    AlexeyTeaAlexeyTea3 päivää sitten