Why I DON'T Watch JAPANESE TV

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Abroad in Japan

Abroad in Japan

11 days ago

Japanese TV is beloved the world over. But is it really as good as people think it is? I recount my three most awkward experiences on Japanese Television and reveal my reasons for why I avoid watching it.
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Abroad in Japan
Abroad in Japan 11 days ago
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...
anmokain
anmokain 4 hours ago
Sorry Chris....I need to ask: are you a youtuber?
Boy C Paul Friend's
Boy C Paul Friend's 7 hours ago
That’s good idea 💡 @jin faust Sakuretsu, They can use of radio 📻 for listening 👂🏻 audio for japanese
chemical ranger
chemical ranger 8 hours ago
i hate japanese tv shows because there very ciringey
jin faust Sakuretsu
jin faust Sakuretsu 11 hours ago
How about japanese radio?
Zach in Japan
Zach in Japan 13 hours ago
@Emmerich August yeA you're thinking right. But because they are so entrenched in that group conformity state of mind they will never stray too far away from the general set of morals they have been holding for so long. It's almost impossible for institutional level changes to happen without some kind of outside influence.
Arcade
Arcade 19 minutes ago
So basically what if every show that had a laugh track also had a reaction channel USshowr in a small corner and Viner that edits the videos.
TRI VO
TRI VO 37 minutes ago
I think it happens everywhere. More and more people watch youtube or use treaming service like Netflix, Disneyplus, Amazon prime...etc. I myself rarely watch tv nowadays 'cause of so many negative contents, depressing news, and boring or "ancient movies" which have been shown million times. And tv cable is getting pricey as well.
jurandfantom
jurandfantom Hour ago
Okeeey, to be honest I expected something more than reading comments and talking about topic by sitting in your room. It is not bad but form such amount of subscribers and viewers I was expecting way more. (I checked most recent 5 videos to be sure). What is my point? There is a Polish guy who moved to Japan 5y ago and he was doing daily vlogs content with filmic style. He was travel all across japan - fire festival, snow festival, Olimpic as first USshowr who was co-operate with Eurosport and such. And I come here to see a guy who is answering questions in his room. Algorithms are bitch. Keep doing your work Abroad and good luck with everything :) Nice Trashtalk episode.
ExtremeGamer
ExtremeGamer Hour ago
Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that Japanese entertainment was heavily influenced by Kabuki theatre and its over the top nature.
Dancingkay
Dancingkay Hour ago
Just went to your instagram, saw those beautiful city photos...so Artistic 👌🏻👍🏼 did you take those pics?
Ali T
Ali T 2 hours ago
*I once met a seasoned, sharply dressed, and mature Japanese businessman in his 60s who had Pokemon and, I shit you not, Crayon Shin Chan tiny little figurines lying in his briefcase. On the inside, many east Asians, especially Japanese and Korean, are children. The love for anime at much higher ages (past 30 when you REALLY should quit) is crazy in those countries. It's a cultural and social norm to still be attracted to things that are meant for people decades younger than you. And I mean decades, as in 30 years or more!*
bilishu aliss
bilishu aliss Hour ago
Gaki is awesome
Billy Reynolds
Billy Reynolds 2 hours ago
"This is a POWERFUL PUFF"
bilishu aliss
bilishu aliss Hour ago
issue in Japan? The high suicide rate though, that's due to the sound effects!
biggboysouth
biggboysouth 2 hours ago
Production quality was on another level for this one! Killin it!
Caleb Hopper
Caleb Hopper 2 hours ago
Watching anime, and not just the anime with lots of "power up" screaming.. There is a lot of emotional range, deep plots and character development. I find if hard to believe that this doesn't extend to other type of shows.
ekoi1995
ekoi1995 3 hours ago
just watch anime XD
C
C 3 hours ago
U OUT HERE ASKIN PEOPLE TO STOP BEIN SO NICE AIGHT CHRIS AIGHT
Senpai
Senpai 3 hours ago
I'd take Japanese TV over American TV any day.
Mr. Reborn
Mr. Reborn 3 hours ago
Wow, talk about fake television... Are their news the same?
Meto's Teddy Bear
Meto's Teddy Bear 3 hours ago
Japanese youtubers are also heavily inspired by Japanese TV, although their performances do seem a lot more genuine.
Asking Anime
Asking Anime 4 hours ago
Why do all Japanese shows look like they were shot in 480p lol
word word2
word word2 4 hours ago
I mean if it's labelled salty but it's actually sweet wouldn't that technically be false advertisement?
E S
E S 4 hours ago
This video has made my number one ambition in life to somehow get onto Japanese TV and be the biggest cynical cunt I can be, just to watch the perplexed and panicked faces of the local participants as they question their whole perception of themselves and the world around them. Or you know, go there and get to knob a famous Gravure, or JAV star. I dunno which ever happens first.
MacrossFaltenmeyer
MacrossFaltenmeyer 4 hours ago
Another culture diffrence between EU,USA and Japan.Japanese TV is shit,yes.I do not mean it in a negative manner,its interesting to see and compare to our Western TV channels.
Kyokuji FGC
Kyokuji FGC 4 hours ago
9:28 - That is the most accurate impression of Japanese TV I've ever seen.
Tomoko Fliearman
Tomoko Fliearman 4 hours ago
Chris.... 😆 I wish I could watch show that you were on the Japanese TV!
The Leaf San
The Leaf San 4 hours ago
Tbh I kinda loved your interpretation of "what if Abroad in Japan was on Japanese television" (^//^)7
Epic Spaceship
Epic Spaceship 4 hours ago
*Me:* Holy shit, his imitation is so off-- *The Girl That I Like:* Accurate! *Me:* Accurate! I was thinking the same thing: It is so accurate.
OhNoNotFrank
OhNoNotFrank 5 hours ago
With all the "schoolgirls" - Japanese TV tends to make me feel like I stumbled upon a website which content, if I should find it interesting, would put me in the same category as, well, pervs. I am trying to wrap my mind around the idea that it's just my biases somehow, but it still makes me feel uncomfortable and puzzled. What is it with schoolgirls that apparently make them so appealing to the Japanese TV audience? Could it be that while the western world seem to prefer beauty and sex-appeal on screen, that this is not an issue in Japan? The high suicide rate though, that's due to the sound effects!
Aaron g
Aaron g 5 hours ago
Gaki is awesome
Manji Studio
Manji Studio 5 hours ago
KANCHO!!?? WTF IS KANCHO? usshow.info/watch/SEXPr6EJzbI/video.html you never mentioned this, I'm NEVER visiting a country where this could happen, EVER!
Manji Studio
Manji Studio 5 hours ago
Did you get kanchoed? WTF is this? I'm not going to pay the best part of a grand for a flight so I can get kanchoed
L H
L H 5 hours ago
how popular is one piece actually over there
Mousazz
Mousazz 5 hours ago
14:18 "I had to make it up and I could not do it over and over about 15 times the producers tried to put words in my mouth and try and get me to see the difference that wasn't there." No! There. Are. *Four.* Lights!
美由紀
美由紀 6 hours ago
ティシュのピカピカしてるときウケました。
Patient
Patient 6 hours ago
Strangely, this video makes me want to watch Japanese TV show again😂
N20 Games
N20 Games 6 hours ago
Oh, man, I thought I was imagining things when I visited Tokyo and started watching TV in my room. It was just crazy. I mean, I'd seen Japanese TV occasionally, and have seen many films, but being immersed in the live broadcast TV for a few days in a row was eye opening. I enjoyed it!!
Mina JeetjeMineetje
Mina JeetjeMineetje 6 hours ago
I would watch it 24/7!!
Todd Bowlin
Todd Bowlin 6 hours ago
That seems so odd since they have a lot of violent Godzilla, Samurai, and animations like Akira.
bwerx
bwerx 7 hours ago
GEWD LAWD! He nailed it to a 'T'!!
Aquarius
Aquarius 7 hours ago
So, what's wrong about being positive? I think it's cultural. In budism positive thinking is very important to transform your life. I don't live in Japan but I remember my Japanese grandmother who would be very amused with very ordinary things or piece of news. She was a very positive person.
Ypsilion
Ypsilion 7 hours ago
Lmao the Japanese version of Aboard in Japan is so like any other Japanese USshowr 😂
Spy1228
Spy1228 7 hours ago
Are you USshowR DAVE IN JAPAN??????? Loved the video hahaha.
Rajiv Dasan
Rajiv Dasan 7 hours ago
Great video Chris. God help anyone singing 'Pen Pineapple Apple Pen' in English
Littlest MacMuffin
Littlest MacMuffin 7 hours ago
When japanese ads are better than japanese tv... They be grabbing the snacks in between the commercial breaks lol
Lyn Clark
Lyn Clark 8 hours ago
The only amusement that I find in Japanese television is my husband's overwhelming dislike of it.
Oscar Rocket
Oscar Rocket 8 hours ago
Lesson learnt: Don't move to a country for the TV shows.
Maker Imagine
Maker Imagine 8 hours ago
I love watching Japanese TV but I do admit that most of the programs are trash. However if you do understand those in-jokes, the very few but best of Japanese TV shows are the ones where it's all or mostly Japanese comedians either talking or performing a neta. The TV shows that I love watching every week are Ame talk, Wednesday downtown, Ariyoshi no kabe, datsuryoku times or oogiri shows such as shōten and ippon gradpri. Although it doesn't feature any comedians a show called Getsuyou Kara yofukashi is also very funny. Note: The doornob eating clip is from a new year special program called Ultraman Dash from the weekly show Tetsuwan dash. The clip is from a segment called sokkuri sweets (exactly sweets) which IS an ongoing series that they do every year and idk why that clip keeps getting picked up overseas but the level of funniness of that segment of the show isn't much different every year.
zukarusan
zukarusan 8 hours ago
this is why I watch anime
Joe
Joe 9 hours ago
did you try the anime channel?
Kate Sparkle
Kate Sparkle 9 hours ago
those 16 year olds don't know takeshi's castle? i'm 17 and i grew up with that shi
MegaLordBroly
MegaLordBroly 9 hours ago
Just my 2 cents. I get the feeling, tv there is a way to relax and shut off from the busy lives of Japanese citizens. If you’re a worker putting in those long hours for a company, a homemaker constantly ensuring things are maintained, or a child studying hard to keep their grades up, those moments where you can take a break from life’s stress can be used to watch something fun and positive to lift up your spirits. (Especially the intense AWESOME or peaceful CUTE of anime) Just a thought. Great video btw.
danwizard2006
danwizard2006 9 hours ago
great video enjoyed it a lot, your style reminds me a heck of a lot of Stewart Lee, are you a big Stewart Lee fan ?
Black Blade
Black Blade 9 hours ago
2:58 omg hahaha 😂😂
Random Videos
Random Videos 9 hours ago
normal ppl: this is a pen japanese ppl: this is a *PPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNn*
bachi bachaliashvili
bachi bachaliashvili 9 hours ago
18:08 he looka like he just took a big line of cocain
Marco Polo
Marco Polo 9 hours ago
So it's like youtube
jernejj5
jernejj5 10 hours ago
You should do your next video Japanese style. The whole 10 min or so :D
HOLLOW WOLLOH
HOLLOW WOLLOH 10 hours ago
I'm going to knock random doors at night and, if they open their doors I will ask people.... *"aayu yu 2 ba?"* And run away before they answer.
austin nava
austin nava 10 hours ago
QUESTION why did youtobe mark your content as made for kids????
UnderdogRecords91
UnderdogRecords91 10 hours ago
They don't call it pen-demic for nothing
Anthony French
Anthony French 10 hours ago
So, this is my first time watching your show, and yeah I agree that a lot of variety shows and morning shows are really cookie cutter, but there are some exceptions such as Doctor X or Ayumi Hamasaki drama...but with that said I would recommend someone to experience it at least once.
Neonto
Neonto 11 hours ago
You earned my like with the metal gear solid sound while showing the chips 🤣🤣🤣 awesome episode.
Syamil Afiq
Syamil Afiq 11 hours ago
I been to Japan once, I don't see why you call "really polite" or anything like that, it's just the same in my place. Maybe America and Europe in general is pretty rude? I don't know, hope I'm wrong
Rafli Yaumil
Rafli Yaumil 11 hours ago
I don't really care about the Japanese part. But I really loved your critical thinking. Also, the way you copy the japanese TV is super incredible. I'm highly impressed with that. Well done, mate. You truly nailed that one.
Black Dragon Ryuga
Black Dragon Ryuga 11 hours ago
Chris san can you please make a video with voice actress rie takahashi.
Koppii!
Koppii! 11 hours ago
I just realized that Japanese TV is kind of almost the same as PH TV
Mig S.
Mig S. 11 hours ago
Your parody was great but I miss the heeeeeeeeeeh effect. :)
Koppii!
Koppii! 11 hours ago
I remember watching takashi's castle but im borned in 2006
Sam
Sam 12 hours ago
This is exactly what Korean tv is like, and why I don't like watching it
Lamp Post7
Lamp Post7 12 hours ago
Please invad de Japan. It would be good for you if you own Japan. You are a beautiful person. Please Marty a person. Imagine being epic leader of the world. Well I am because I am epic gamer and I play GAMES
Donut Carrot All
Donut Carrot All 12 hours ago
Brilliantly made. Real damn youtuber right there
Zakkun !
Zakkun ! 12 hours ago
Normal people : "This is a Pen" Exaggerated people : "This is a PHeN!"
Miha Strajnar
Miha Strajnar 12 hours ago
Didn't know people think of Japanese TV as such. I am not at all familiar with Japanese culture, but from the few clips I've seen related to the Japanese bands I like, all of them were weirdly flashy and uncomfortably bright and happy. Also, always look at the back for how much salt/sugar it actually contains. No surprises.
Sciurcho
Sciurcho 13 hours ago
I didnt know takeshis castle is so old.
darkwar232100
darkwar232100 13 hours ago
I don’t know about this, it’s really depend people’s own interest and prefer, some time, people want to watch extreme or positive reaction from others, if it makes them happy, it’s really whatever, not mention there are all type of TV shows, but you only mentioned few, yet part of your title is “Japanese TV.” Isn’t this clickbait? It’s like you didn’t mention greatest TV show you western even created, Fake News. And about those dramas, conflicts, can you 100% sure they are real, talk about so many coincidences, sure I will enjoy this show, especially “Mr, chef” here love to trash others’ cultural dish, very one side, yes. Why don’t you watch something educational instead then?
PlayerOne
PlayerOne 13 hours ago
The only show i come back to (since it only comes out once a year) is gaki no tsukai
AzKat
AzKat 13 hours ago
How to bring back interest in jalapeno TV: - Takeshi's castle v2 - extreme edition
Anime Alpha
Anime Alpha 13 hours ago
The west : laugh tracks are bad Japan : hold my heeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Shiro Craft
Shiro Craft 13 hours ago
2.Canned Sound Effect me : i See There was some Nightmares for Video Editors xD
Tony k
Tony k 14 hours ago
It’s funny how when your outside Japan you love everything but when your there you see they are people just like everyone else. Side note their police don’t chase you there but that’s only because they have speed cameras if they catch you speeding they don’t fuck around the fine you get is soul crushing and if you keep it up they take you license and your car and some cases I’ve heard they crush it if you have really been a dick. That wasn’t a co sign to speed I’m just an idiot lol.
Tony k
Tony k 14 hours ago
Bro I’m not gonna lie I’ve lived in Japan for 3 years and dead ass never watched it when I was there but loved it when I was in the US it’s crazy. I missed America when I was in Japan and missed Japan when I was in America. We are fucking weird I did street race my ass off tho which is something I didn’t do much in America. So something I thought happened in Japan actually took place.
Calsefire
Calsefire 14 hours ago
XMC is what you should have watched. 100times greater. Also JP TV is on a whole new level... of dogshit.
joke pi
joke pi 15 hours ago
Now I feel like most food channel are difficult and far too scripted lol~ Media huh~
Kiteh Kawasaki
Kiteh Kawasaki 15 hours ago
Same reason I avoid BBC eh you f'n Pen.
Laura Treacy
Laura Treacy 15 hours ago
Sounds like Bob Ross is back from that place
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