How Does LIVING in Japan Change You?

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Abroad in Japan

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Does living in Japan for 8 years make you a better person? Let's find out.
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Abroad in Japan Month ago
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...
Cereal Kurus
Cereal Kurus Month ago
nice Bring back dr jelly
Ryan Month ago
@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.
Nerdiness Month ago
For fucks sake, why did you eat the previous owner of that camera? Shamfulu dispray, Seppuku BANZAI!
Sonic Sokolov
Sonic Sokolov Month ago
@ニコ I love you and Japanese
Precious-chan Month ago
@Sonic Sokolov okay....? ME TOO
PetitMew 4 hours ago
Fellow Brit here. I do find the stereotype of british people being polite is a lot less untrue, I always say excuse me and thank people but rarely do I hear someone say it to me. Also perhaps I'm posh but I was raised to wait til everyone was seated before I start eating and raise my cup and say "cheers" to the point that was my first word as a baby. I also place my cutlery together on the plate to say I'm finished and will ask if I may leave the table and thank the person who cooked it. Any other brits do this or am I alone?
Andrew Raegan
Andrew Raegan 13 hours ago
Absolutely loved the opening! 😂😂
PhilChill 18 hours ago
Have you ever had any conflicts in Japan with someone?
Brex 10
Brex 10 19 hours ago
At the exact moment he started talking about "Gent Off" I got an ad for "Gentlemans Jack" Jack Daniels
Ajlez Day ago
Can you teach me how to clean like a Japanese person, too? Actually, watching these videos, I find myself pining the most for hot springs and just bathing in nice places in general. I have always been at the mercy of bathrooms shared with monsters and I don't have the spirit to take care of all of their problems. I often feel like I can't even get myself clean and it drives me mad. Why will my skin not release all of its dead counterparts? Why does my skin hug onto dead cells so powerfully? I want to feel refreshed.
Joseph Woods
Joseph Woods 2 days ago
Awww, young Chris!
Eric Kim
Eric Kim 3 days ago
who buys cds these days. you got mp3 smartphones and memory usb.
topText 4 days ago
chris loves japanese english
SeBu 4 days ago
About that with the food thats more healthy ... well there is my answer why japanese people live longer. Here in germany healthy food is MEGA expensive ... bought once ingredients for one salat and paid 10 Euros for it, it only lasted for the same evening.
Bassem B.
Bassem B. 5 days ago
But Chris... what if... zombie rabbits? WHAT IF? I shudder at the thought.
Muhamad Afgan
Muhamad Afgan 6 days ago
Talk about living in japan... Which prefer do you like it? Japanese woman or British woman?
Davinator61 6 days ago
Hey Chris, I think the ONE thing that should NEVER change about you is your Snarky, Sarcastically Ironic brand of humor, as it's most often the best Weapon-Of-Choice to utilize when fighting the Continuing War Against the Stupidity of Life, the Universe & Everything. Incidently, you've got, in my opinion, a Mark "Barney" Greenway, a fellow Brit(to you) & vocalist of Napalm Death fame(no less), vibe to your appearance and some of your mannerisms. Do check out their new "Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism" album, when you get a chance, if you haven't done so already, especially if you like Crust-Punk-Influenced Grind-Core & the like.
Jere Kilpinen
Jere Kilpinen 6 days ago
My favorite are the T-shirts, which are so cute. Not that the English would be funny, but the attitude towards what you print on a shirt; whereas all my bandshirts scream something like "KICK THE POLICE IN THE TEETH AND BOIL THEIR ASS IN SHIT!!!!" It always warms my heart to see someone with shirt that says something like "You did your best!"
Xei Audi
Xei Audi 6 days ago
gent off sounds more like a posh wank! llloooolllll
Yugamoes 6 days ago
Point number 6 is the reason why I understand truck-Chan being the main villain in most anime’s now....
1islessthan3 7 days ago
Question, can you talk about what it's like going to the doctor? Do you have to get yearly physicals, or anything like that. My daughter and I enjoy watching your videos and she's excited to visit Japan in a couple years when she's older.
Sweet 7 days ago
Haha, when the "local punk band" came up, I was sure it was the legendary BBQ Chickens. Their music and old music videos are amazing.
dragoon347 7 days ago
you wont hurt table-kun...BUT u hurt chair-san by your being fat。 草
Vincent Quizon
Vincent Quizon 7 days ago
00:54 More like jack off
danghippies 7 days ago
I can answer the question of "what does japan smell like?" Well, I the case of osaka station, one side smells like steaming sewerage. Hope this helps
Zach Bloomquist
Zach Bloomquist 7 days ago
Bimbo yusuri. Seriously. That is what I thought of when the video starts and he says poorly researched generic video. Bimbo yusuri indeed.
Captain Ducky
Captain Ducky 7 days ago
Dude, screw that hate mail- I think you look better now than back then. XD. It sounds like that person needs a hug... and a day away from the Karens. XD
EltargrimIrithyl 8 days ago
My old original Gameboy got yellow as fuck. Whatever you do, if you play with it, it gets yellow. So I guess that Chris' former owner didn't play with it and it stayed locked somewhere for 30 years.
Ahmed Mudkip
Ahmed Mudkip 8 days ago
6:10 Me, a guy who watched Re:Zero: *oh no.*
Sweaterrpoorlyknit 8 days ago
Better or worse for that? Fame makes people become assholes, so everyone loses🤣🤣
lilmurf000 8 days ago
Damn why is Snape so sexy
Rob Schofield
Rob Schofield 9 days ago
Another great one - as enjoyable as always. Excellent!
Henry Harling
Henry Harling 9 days ago
That was my first console too and I had the same struggle with that game. I got there in the end, the realisation that the game is actually really short is what helped me :D
Nezumi 10 days ago
i am currently living in japan and yes the food one is so important, back in australia if you go to the shops, "ready made" meals were... well, either they tasted like plastic or probably were just food-replica plastic. or pies with unknown insides inisde... hm. and i don't like pies. here, i come home late from work, swing past the supermarket and grab a bento, or omurice or whatever is there this season. Even the frozen meals seem to have less plastic taste and include stuff that resembles actual food ! it's amazing.. i'm naturally clumsy, unfortunately japan can't make me stop that, but it can make me feel uber self-conscious about.... no wait, i'm paranoid no matter where. oh right, in japan, if i do drop all my stuff... again... people might look but otherwise ignore me. back in australia, someone would always make a comment. or stifle a laugh.. so, can't fix my clumsiness, or hyperawareness that i've made myself into a baffoon... again... but hey, at least i can pick myself back together in peace. Except that one time at a train station near Yokohama where my luggage case fell over. Two guys laughed.. but they were aussie tourists so i don't think that counts.
Papa PinkXi
Papa PinkXi 10 days ago
Gent Off but more Fuck Off
joe grimes
joe grimes 11 days ago
I dont know about Futon, but I now sleep on sofas entirely. After sharing a place with work colleagues and my sleeping space was a sofa I just haven't slept any where else in 4 YEARS. It's like sleeping in a glove
Wade Walker
Wade Walker 11 days ago
The work sounds like it is here in America. Work nonstop and don’t take any vacation because you can’t afford to take one.
corneliushuxtable 11 days ago
I am from NY and am wondering if there is a market for me to teach proper vulgar cussing. Seems like there is a need for this skill in Japan.
Rebecca Wilson
Rebecca Wilson 11 days ago
I couldn’t have a small apartment, I have too many books. I’m not getting rid of a single one 😤 I love them too much
Piper Young
Piper Young 11 days ago
this may seem like a super weird question to ask but are you autistic? i’m autistic and your sense of humour has very similar traits to how i communicate :) you are my favourite person to watch because i like the way you pronounce things with emphasis and pauses lmfao
Altair *
Altair * 11 days ago
I think it made you depressed, you seem to get bored easily. Japan just needs its own dose of diversity to make you feel like you're back in London.
Alfredo Coelho
Alfredo Coelho 11 days ago
Fat!!?? You are hot as hell!
vyvienn 12 days ago
Ah, Chris, until that comment about the strawberry cheesecake, you were in the top three of my list of perfect blokes! What a disappointment to learn you are less enthusiastic about it than comments seemed to indicate... beer-flavored tonic water, though. What an intriguing addition to a G&(B)T
Lyd KB
Lyd KB 12 days ago
Edukon 12 days ago
I need a husband just like you.
Mauricio Alvarez
Mauricio Alvarez 12 days ago
V neck huh?
ben clayton
ben clayton 13 days ago
I like the situation in Japan whereby when you walk into a pub or bar, you don’t have to worry that some stranger is going to try and punch your lights out for no other reason than they are shit-faced and have done some shitty, stepped-on ‘cocaine’ in the gents just before you arrived ....and THEN talk about football.
Noah Schierenbeck
Noah Schierenbeck 13 days ago
"Arive on your bed in style". Good one Chris.
Clown Man
Clown Man 13 days ago
Same with Australia with AFL and cricket don't like them then your not really Australian.
CT Jaafar
CT Jaafar 14 days ago
I will never get over these awesome/awful English the Japanese come up with.
jaquestrap 14 days ago
"Pizzer of death" lol
Sel Li
Sel Li 14 days ago
I for one love strawberry cheese cake. :)
System C
System C 14 days ago
Is it difficult for a foreigner to find a job? For example as medical engineer.
DJRaffa1000 14 days ago
for me gent off feels like the gentleman way of saing f*ck off. well as for how you described the beer it certainly can be seens as that as well XD
Andre Cordeau
Andre Cordeau 14 days ago
I forgot my very expensive camera in Tokyo on a table outside a café, I thought it was in my backpack , came back 3 hours later, and the camera was on the table with two people sitting at the table. AMAZING
Ragan Singleton
Ragan Singleton 14 days ago
I just got the weirdest thought. I wanna do your makeup 💄
mango8112 14 days ago
Really love #6
Limi 14 days ago
Man, I took a bit of a break from USshow and I missed your videos so much. Also, I don't understand people. You are a very attractive human being, in my opinion.
Kimberly Kimberly
Kimberly Kimberly 14 days ago
That intro lol 🤣🤣
Frostie Leafie
Frostie Leafie 15 days ago
I thought your name is Chris :3
Gian Paolo Gliori
Gian Paolo Gliori 15 days ago
Thanks - that’s really interesting and confirms a lot of the things I admire about Japan. The idea of respecting people and even things is something many other cultures could really learn from. It’s fascinating that Japan seems to be almost unique in this respect. Where else in the world could you leave an expensive laptop unattended in a cafe? 🤔
KrAUSerMike 15 days ago
I haven't strawberry cheesecake in a while. Must remember to buy some next time I buy the groceries
N30SAYAY1N 15 days ago
gameboy love
alex carter
alex carter 15 days ago
Wait, I thought your name was really Abroad In Japan?? Come on, Japan has improved you tons, *you learned Japanese* for God's sake. You've made friends, and living in a land with internet that's faster than dial-up, you've been able to become a successful youtuber.
V 15 days ago
No idea why people would care for his weight or whatever. He’s super cute and is beautiful in the in and outside - I personally wouldn’t want him to look like a damn thin chopstick. You are great and so are your videos and content. Much love for Chris
アレックスの部屋 15 days ago
strawberry cheesecake!
Blanka Dentista
Blanka Dentista 15 days ago
Love your videos so much! Super funny 😄 👌🌸
Leslie Owens
Leslie Owens 15 days ago
I desperately went that game boy! Good video, kept me laughing. Lovedddd how you incorporated Natauki’s face after the fat comment saying, “Go fuck yourself.” 😂
Mrs B
Mrs B 15 days ago
"Gent Off... it sounds lik a dance off held by aristocrats." Lol, I just imagined a ball scene in Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice when you said that.
M O 16 days ago
16:30 You have a perfect understanding of the indigenous culture of the Japanese. You're really Japanese, aren't you? Anthropomorphism has been the basis of religion and popular culture since about 1200 years ago.
asdf qwerty
asdf qwerty 16 days ago
These are sarcasm levels that haven't been scientifically recorded yet. Edit: lmao the "go fuck yourself" to the h8ters.
Lollie Dolly
Lollie Dolly 16 days ago
I use the bus. And people just honk at you when you're waiting for the bus. They rev their engines trying to flex. Its like can I just go to work in peace lol. People need to learn from Japan.
Silverwind X
Silverwind X 17 days ago
Japan and Chris saying that there’s a life force in everything, so don’t hit table-san But here are the Hololive vtuber girls slamming their desks angrily -100 HP desk-kun
Adam 17 days ago
I’d love to see a video of you visiting retro game stores and things like that, I bet you can get all sorts of weird and wonderful Nintendo products in Japan.
Cleo Boyce
Cleo Boyce 18 days ago
Found your channel through Trash Taste and I’m obsessed. Learning shit and laughing my ass off at the comedy. Noice.
Silentwatch 18 days ago
Was your friends Snape impression filmed at the haunted Love hotel? He looked disturbed. Your final comment saying "I don't hurt tables" ... how quickly you have forgotten! Flipping table video game into mother. Also negative comments only come from Sad, Lonely, Evil Trolls and Single people not living in an Amazing country like Japan . Keep Smiling and keep us laughing! Your doing amazing things!
ChronoJedi 18 days ago
6:20 Dude we literally had the same childhood with the GameBoy and i did the exact same thing when i went to Japan, HUNTED FOR A GAMEBOY but i clocked super mario afew times as a kid ... make sure you get lots of 1 ups at the bonus rounds at the top door at the end of every stage.
Cole Calling
Cole Calling 18 days ago
LMAO what's up with all the fat hate mail???
edinborogh 18 days ago
Awesome video Chris.
Jordan Rayburn
Jordan Rayburn 18 days ago
When you're done rocking out to BBQ Chickens you should check out The ERECTiONS.
Mykl S
Mykl S 18 days ago
I was truly wondering, for such a long time, why the Japanese treat objects as sacred and with care. My mind was sparked in interest about this in "journey across Japan" decorating the bicycles. It was brought to my attention that second hand retro game stores had high quality items. It's not like that here in the U.S. Sure we have second hand game stores, but it's hard to find anything because.. we're barbaric with taking care of things as children. Now I will teach my children the same way. "Mr. Table"
Dan Phillips
Dan Phillips 19 days ago
The OG brick, that was my first console as well. I had about a decade of good fun from that.
Dan Phillips
Dan Phillips 19 days ago
I liked Jame May's show.
Jane Moon
Jane Moon 19 days ago
Blottingpaper 19 days ago
For someone who doesn't like fish how much are you missing out in Japan and can you get by without losing your mind?
3lli3 19 days ago
Is it true that it's illegal to be fat in Japan? #AskAbroad
Tyler Sovine
Tyler Sovine 19 days ago
your second point you made sounded so blissful I feel like in America you always have to worry about someone trying to murder or rob you its really unfortunate there is no trust or honor left in this country
annanochannel 19 days ago
Japan smells like rice! I didn't realize before I came back and noticed my country smells like potatoes. Seriously, it lingers in the air 😂
GonGonDayo 19 days ago
7:20 that reason i still love that Mario is there a level where a fish jump up from the water into your crotch and died.
CaniusLanius 19 days ago
Oh shit. My first console was a Gameboy Color whose screen backlight broke sometime ago.
Mr. M
Mr. M 20 days ago
ReGhxul 20 days ago
#AskAbroad Hi Chris love your videos a lot keep it up but I’m planning on moving to Japan when I’m 18 and I wanted to ask how much a apartment usually is monthly rent also any good language school?? Thanks
C BigC
C BigC 20 days ago
It technically has nothing to do with the video. But since you talked about badly research documentaries, I just have to ask. Is this Blood Type dating really a thing? Or is it just some badly researched documentary thing?
R M 20 days ago
Aww you’re perfect just the way you are, Chris 🥰
misorano 21 day ago
safest in a zombie apocalypse?! 母島だよ!
Richard Simmons
Richard Simmons 21 day ago
'Gent Off' is my new favorit Engrish... It has surpassed a poster I saw in Nagoya, advertising 'Toss'
Louie Panagoulias
Louie Panagoulias 21 day ago
Japan smells like pancakes with Mrs. Butterworth syrup. That's not an exaggeration.
Tyler 21 day ago
I'm sorry you have so many haters out there who nitpick about your appearance. I hope you don't take it too personally. Remember these are people who have their own insecurities, cower behind the internet and use individuals, such as yourself, as their outlet. Although I don't know you personally, you seem like a really great guy and despite what few may say you are a good looking dude!
ArcAudios 21 day ago
Never thought your weight had changed, sending best wishes for excellent content. Relax, your fine. Regards coming from Scotland
SaTuRoChAn 21 day ago
but from what I always see and everything japan really is so much better with food and your diat etc. wish others would learn from it and do it too XD and I also really love the way how they always cherish moments, like with the food how you described it how they always say "itadakimasu" and "gochisousama deshita" XD it just gives it a much better feeling XD in germany we don't really have that...
lenkadan11 21 day ago
You look kind of pale...was there a camera change recently?
Christ0ker 91
Christ0ker 91 21 day ago
Cheesecake fornication
Viola Wright
Viola Wright 22 days ago
Rena Lee
Rena Lee 22 days ago
Some people have so much bad things to say lol
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