Abroad in Japan
Abroad in Japan

NOTIFICATION SQUAD: For the love of god, don't say this is a pen. In fact, just don't use the letter p from now on. This video is 25% rant, 25% critique, 25% story time and 25% diorama. I hope somewhere in between you learn something of value! BUT what do you think of Japanese TV? Am I being too harsh? Or perhaps too kind? Let me know and enjoy the video! Also, the video starts at 09:30...

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Rehana Shadab
Rehana Shadab

@abroadinJapan chris, your English is pretty good, would you mind teaching me English. It would worth trying to teach long distance students. Love your rich vocabulary. I am not joking. Please let me knowww

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V. r. Amos
V. r. Amos

I find Japanese movies lack seriousness and quality especially from the actors but cant blame them they are only doing their job

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Scialla Bambolina
Scialla Bambolina

I love this episode! Good job!

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Emerick Deneb
Emerick Deneb

I guess this is not the diorama you mention https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Christian-Dior/Diorama-2608.html

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Martyn D. Brown
Martyn D. Brown

Question(s): I noticed your bookshelf - quite stocked - so, after your transition to Japan, how did you find adjusting to foreign literature? How popular is Manga, really? And what would be a recommended Japanese reading list? (for non-Japanese speakers/readers). P.S Also, you mentioned in another video about moving to JP when you were 22, and I'm 22 now, and wanting to know if moving straight from uni/studying/living with parent, is a good idea straight off the bat. Love the channel, proper insight and your genuinely a funny bloke. Thanks.

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thorbergson
thorbergson

Without the language, just the emotions and aesthetics of the Japanese daytime TV just seemed a shotshow to me. Might be different if you know the language though. But all the NHK documentaries I've seen were pretty good.

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MY WEEBIE-SENPAI
MY WEEBIE-SENPAI

Chris:why I don’t watch Japanese tv Me:you dont watch ANIME LE GASP

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netsuj yenrav
netsuj yenrav

this is SPARTA

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グイード・ミスタ
グイード・ミスタ

日本人だけど 超うめぇーなんか言ったことないw めっちゃ旨いはあるけど

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Impetus
Impetus

it's hilarious they would choose pen, one of the few words that has an identical pronunciation in English and Japanese

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netsuj yenrav
netsuj yenrav

but but dragon ball

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Omar Osorio
Omar Osorio

Hey Chris, give it a try to "Monday Lateshow" (月曜から夜ふかし). Matsuko Deluxe is the REAL deal! "This task like b***sh**" kind-of-real.

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kang dangalang
kang dangalang

MxC was one of the greatest shows ever also, I noticed the camera in the background of your shot when in front of your little model room, are you a youtuber?

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Stacilee C.
Stacilee C.

This video was actually pretty funny. Lol I seriously laughed pretty hard.

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Rosita Liu
Rosita Liu

Wouldn't Japanese Gordon Ramsay be like Bakugou? Come on anime community, back me up!

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Reiuji Utsuho
Reiuji Utsuho

My experience which seeing TV from different places is that TV is "uniquely bad" in each country, with the most common factor being the awful amount of repetitive shows. And of course, every place has those few gems worth seeing, the rest is usually mediocre or trash.

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banjir jir
banjir jir

thats why i only consume guro doujin n junji ito...

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LightKingdomKnight 1
LightKingdomKnight 1

7:20 Momma Cherri’s cough cough**

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johnny munoz
johnny munoz

Really thought I was watching blues clues from years ago when the video started

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齋藤謙介
齋藤謙介

As a Japanese guy, you are mostly right about the reality in Japanese TV shows. It's like swimming in an ocean while drowning slowly. No well constructed criticism comes out of a show but instead just endless videos of random personalities saying good stuff about shitty things. It's really sad. Paying to watch Japanese TV is like paying to get yourself brainwashed.

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K K
K K

I am an 22 year old Indian and speak hindi, english, french, and japanese....that tissue scene almost killed me I am still laughing so hard

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JonFawkes
JonFawkes

"If Gordon Ramsey went into a kitchen and said everything was good" so Diners Drive-Ins and Dives?

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Netjack2112
Netjack2112

The beginning feels like a Nobuhiko Obayashi movie

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LegacyEvoAce
LegacyEvoAce

Any good movies or series in Japan?

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Ascended
Ascended

asian lady was using the weirding way

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Stiffels
Stiffels

You're right. Japanese TV is content that is biased by its producers and does not allow for objective evaluation. The news programs are especially bad.

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CatChikan
CatChikan

There were only two things I remember from watching tv in Japan; Middle-aged (news?) men talking over a fortnight game for a long time (I went back after switching channels and they were still going at it...) and a show where they had hidden cameras in vending machines and stalked people. Lessons Learned: squat toilets are a sinful place, and squat toilet vending machines are even more sinful (I did NOT want cheesecake icecream. I clicked on the GREEN ONE, THE GREEN ONE I SAID). Also, it's the absolute best place I have ever been and would love to live there)

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Build-a-Buddha
Build-a-Buddha

Your fictional description of Gordon Ramsey sounds a lot like Guy Fieri on his show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. You know, the one where everything he eats is a "ticket to flavortown" or whatever. You just KNOW some of the food is probably "meh" but he's gotta sell it anyway.

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Johnathon Nunley
Johnathon Nunley

Best channel ever! Haters gonna hate, but people still care for others! Spread love not toxicity!

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Olli Hervey
Olli Hervey

Hi Chris, I'm from the UK and recently found your channel. I've been watching loads of your videos while stuck indoors, and have just finished Journey Across Japan. While I've loved Japan for as long as I can remember, you've given me the resources and determination I need to not only start learning Japanese, but to someday join the JET program and move to Japan. Thank you so much for inspiring me and helping me realize my childhood dream.

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daedalus25
daedalus25

I don't know much about daytime TV there, but I'm addicted to watching the idol-based variety shows every Sunday night.

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Sorcize
Sorcize

what about anime

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ob1foru
ob1foru

10:05 This segment was probably the most entertaining I've seen thus far on this channel. 😂 But yeah, if this happened all day, every day would get tiring.

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Ninjanoodles78
Ninjanoodles78

Great video as always! Laughed out loud countless times.

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Alex Sladkov
Alex Sladkov

Oh, it's Satou Angela and Moeno Azuki at 7:50. Watched several seasons of 大食い女王 and enjoyed it. Am I weird?..

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FalconGamer58
FalconGamer58

Almost 1 million views

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FalconGamer58
FalconGamer58

Somebody save the man, relocate him so TV stations don't find him

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FalconGamer58
FalconGamer58

I only watch Best MOTORing on YouTube

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M. Wilkinson
M. Wilkinson

That lacklustre "very noice" reaction made me laugh my ass off! 😂

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Tidal E
Tidal E

Hm, this certainly puts Persona 4's TV-theming into perspective, with how it meshes that with its themes of truth and lies

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Thomas Strandheim Jørgensen
Thomas Strandheim Jørgensen

Hahah, love the new favourite TV-show! Great video! "Thumbs up"

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bob smith
bob smith

That test between japanese and english air blowing amount isn't that dumb of an idea, until you realize they used the exact same word in both languages phrases, the word where the movement is most exaggerated.

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no one
no one

Japanese ? Just business tv worthless

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Sam Lindsay
Sam Lindsay

I think that you should have stated at some point that you were only going to talk about reality TV, panel shows, the news, talkshows and the like. Or does fiction not feature on TV in Japan?

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Em超
Em超

This is most, if not all, asian media.

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Vuffer
Vuffer

So basically. TV is overly child friendly in japan

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Jande.
Jande.

To be fair 19-29 year olds in every country are loosing interest in TV

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James Hickling
James Hickling

Love ya stuff mate! been living in Japan over 20 years, and yep cant stand Japanese TV, never watch it anymore.....Netflix has been the best thing ever!

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indojin desu
indojin desu

And why is there always the same fat woman in those shoes as presenter? I see her every time whenever I am in front of a TV (in the waiting area of a hospital, clinic, or some other shop)!

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Andrea B
Andrea B

Hey Chris! I knew about the over-exaggerated daily shows in Japanese TV, but I wonder about historical drama series or movies either made for TV or for the big screen. Are they any better or are they full of cliche and over-acted nonsense? Of course I don't expect Kurosawa style quality, but I would like to know if you have any experience regarding the genre. Thanks!

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Da1NOnly Only
Da1NOnly Only

You can say that about anime too, almost all of them are edgy, excessively similar animation, noticable cliches, etc.

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Isaac Wright
Isaac Wright

I've just noticed you have asian facial hair

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Rehana Shadab
Rehana Shadab

You are pretty good in communication chris, were you that good speaking in front of the camera or you have improved along the way?

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Peter
Peter

Oh dear, I've only just found out that Chris's last name is Broad..... I see what he's done there. Nice.

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Thomas Prell
Thomas Prell

Klasse erklaert. Seufz. Das Land geht w. unter im Tsunami der Unmoral aus dem Westen. Tschau!

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TheHueisOver™
TheHueisOver™

That show you described with the positive gordon ramsay exists, and guy fiery does it.

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Kai Cyreus
Kai Cyreus

I actually couldn't tell you were on a green screen at all Jesus Christ

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Alex Ziska
Alex Ziska

Where can I download a collection of those sound effects??????

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Chris Banana
Chris Banana

MXC vs Takeshi's castle? Which is better???

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V. r. Amos
V. r. Amos

Love you Chris. Im a new follower and i wanted you to know i share your enthusiasm for Sidra. Here in Uruguay there are a lot of flavor to it too! Like pineapple peach amd strawberry. I wish that if some day i find my self in japan and you are still living there i would gift you a peach Sidra because its one of the best!

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Lisa-M
Lisa-M

I remembered a cameraman coming from Japan to interview me and some of my classmates about the JET programme. We were all polite to him and we talked about the reasons we were interested in the program (we all loved different aspect of the culture). My sensei's friend waited for the episode to air and we all got cut out. When she saw what other people from other countries mentioned she realized they wanted us to talk about the money, didn't look at the shows the same after that

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donnell outlaw
donnell outlaw

-Inaudible British Praise-

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just my opinion
just my opinion

Those chips might salted custard chips, cause in Japan don't they say like egg treats when they mean custard? So it's like salted caramel but instead of caramel it's custard?

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YTIsTakingOverMyLife
YTIsTakingOverMyLife

this will get buried, but you're looking really good Chris! No sleepy eyes or anything, you are shining man!

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Lucy Miller
Lucy Miller

xD Lololol

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ThePearlpeltShadow
ThePearlpeltShadow

I am somewhat aroused by hearing you speak a different language whelp

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mike C
mike C

that intro gave me some serious bill nye flashbacks

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Crowmaster
Crowmaster

Japanese TV is literally them circlejerking each other on their agenda on any topic. Don't believe me? Check any segment where there are multiple personalities and you'll find them mostly agreeing with the agenda of the topic. The agenda is that they are right and points people to particular businesses in the form of hidden sponsorships.

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Squallysan
Squallysan

The Lay's salted egg flavor chips from Thailand are amazing!

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Stephen
Stephen

1985 Being spotted by Japanese students as we went past there school , they would rush to the fence and shout "This is a pen" and we were like , Right ok! . Do they still do that ?

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Olatunde Fajimi
Olatunde Fajimi

Nice editing! Funny points.

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LovUrVid
LovUrVid

バナナマン日村の風評被害

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Dumitrascu Andi Stefan
Dumitrascu Andi Stefan

The algorithm of YouTube went crazy and I'm here now on the channel for the first time, finished the video about a minute ago and insta-subscribed. What are you waiting ? Good video sir and good luck .

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nakamine1713
nakamine1713

Matsuko Deluxe is a bit more real which is why I tend to like her shows, haha. You nailed the positivity aspect for sure!

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horsehorsetigertiger
horsehorsetigertiger

I agree with you Chris - and it's not just Japan. For some reason producers in Korea, Taiwan etc. all have this obsession with filming people making delicious noises while eating, heavily scripted featurettes and plastering the screen with coloured text that sometimes wobbles a bit in time with random sound effects. Aside from the odd episode of Ningen Kansatsu Monitoring or the No Laughing Gaki no Tsukai specials (are they still a thing?) I don't really bother. Heck, daytime British TV is just as bad imo, just a different flavour of badness. Bit less sugary.

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Shuaib S.
Shuaib S.

Anime and Henati need I say more?

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shyguy778
shyguy778

I think this is really biased! "Suyobi No Downtown" is REALLY good! I understand that Japanese TV is a little different, but I think that's because the majority of shows are based around stars and celebrities as opposed to actual content, like it's more famous people's reactions to wild and unique situations, scenarios and topics. There is a lot to see, but there is also a lot to miss admittedly if you can't speak proper Japanese. I would encourage ANYONE to see subbed episodes of the popular comedy shows, one of my favourites right now is THIS one: https://www.wednesdaydowntown.com/videos/2017-05-31/ lol there are a few subbed episodes, but every week the new episodes get uploaded HERE unsubbed: https://www.gaki-no-tsukai.com/viewforum.php?f=95&sid=03d901bf88561a502c264901b74b9007 As you can tell, I'm a little partial to Downtown lol Their "Gaki No Tsukai" show, (as well as "Wide Na Show" if you speak Japanese) are also pretty cool too. There are a couple of other shows that are good, but I'd recommend that you find comedians/presenters that you like/find funny to search them out Another note, if you're looking for conflict, then "review" shows/segments are not the place to find it (I mean, is someone going to say a product sponsored by a company or local restaurant tastes horrible?! Comon!) If you want to find "conflict", go to the comedy shows, that's where all the bashing is at lol Also, the sound effects and the words superimposed on screen are just an acquired taste, I think they work really well, most of the time they use Katakana (basically block capitals/uppercase, but read as italics in Japanese) when somebody says something really outrageous or funny, it's really funny sometimes! lol they usually use those words to mock people to varying degrees lmao

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Altair Reich
Altair Reich

That is the strongest *en I've ever seen Why I censored p? Coz Chris said it XD

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Sander Gjertsen Østvold
Sander Gjertsen Østvold

this is a P E N !

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Warm Glow
Warm Glow

Chris, the picture of a happy guy at 16:50 is actually a Thai guy... that's a Thai restaurant called MK lmao

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HSC Jizo
HSC Jizo

15:13 thank god for your existence Chris. I haven’t laughed so hard in years 😂

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Integra Fourie
Integra Fourie

I always dreamt of going to Japan one day but was not sure if it was a place I would want to stay ... then some friend of mine told me to go check out abord in Japan and I've enjoyed every video I watched so far! thanks for sharing your experience and making your videos fun to watch. I am super motivated now to go live in Japan one day👊😄

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Mawile #303
Mawile #303

That chip reviewed looked exhausting

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Hotminister
Hotminister

One of the rare accurate beautiful informative videos on YouTube, thank you

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