4 Ways Living in Japan Changed Me

For the 100th video, I look back on ways Japanese culture may have changed my personality.
►PATREON (join the crew):

Views: 498992
Runtime: 13:44
Comments: 2138

Tags for this video:

Find more videos in the: "24"
Uploaded by:
See more videos uploaded by


Author Justin Phillips ( ago)
i'm from the US and i have tattoos all over everywhere but my face. would people in japan treat me different or how would they judge me? i heard i would not be allowed in certain parks or bathhouses or something?

Author Awesome Person ( ago)
So instead of giving thanks to your invisible, all-powerful God before eating, you actually thank the people who made the food? Now that's an incredibly genius idea.

Author PhyreI3ird ( ago)
Isn't "Suki" the Japanese word for affection/fondness/love? So that Sukky is them trying to make it cute, like the way some people in the US say "Huggles" to cute-ify "Hugs"

Either way that bit absolutely killed me xD

Author swikriti tiwari ( ago)
I really like your sense of humor

Author DiverFictionB salman ( ago)
The ticket might work in my country but the problem we don't have trains


Author Shira Anri ( ago)
Thank you for these great vids 😊 vastly entertaining and u are so much fun. Looking forward to visit Japan in Nov.

Author The golden Minecart ( ago)
Why am I here when I'm in America and I'm an American

Author Toto ( ago)
ohh. I believe it's called ''sokky'' because it's a combination between ''suki''(to like) and ''pocky''.. but a pretty unlucky result that is..

Author Kazi Siddiqui ( ago)
That expression "You must be tired." was interesting. Does anyone know whether neighboring countries have similar expressions in Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese?

Author Fogheart ( ago)
Haha brilliant video that, in my opinion, accurately sums up the UK! Congrats on 100 video man. It's ALWAYS worth watching your stuff :) look forward to the next 100!

Author サカズキ赤犬. ( ago)

Author アレクシス· フラッド ( ago)
You want the pocky, you give the sukky

Author JCarolR ( ago)
The ticket thing happened to me the only time I ever was in England. I asked for help but the ticket still didn't work so the guy opened the door and let me pass. I was so confused. But I guess I was even more confused the first time I went to take the train in Germany. There are no machines with doors that ask for your ticket for you to take the train, so you're just expected to buy your ticket responsibly and not ride for free.
Oh and btw, I think "sukky" is a word play with "suki" which means "like" in japanese and "pocky"

Author ThatPoorKenyan ( ago)
2 mins in already dying from laughter

Author Jannah Loraine ( ago)
THANKKKKK YOUUU FOR YOUURR VIDEOS! can you take videos while youre working??? tryyy ittt lol

Author johno doh ( ago)
Its all but a matter of perspective.
I find japanese culture way to suppressive towards human behavior. That never ends well.

Author Gato Loco ( ago)
my wife doesn't give me sukky anymore

Author Jack Rippers ( ago)
#cheeky #cunt .. good stuff

Author Attsnor1 ( ago)
hahaha my dyslexia always read pocari sweat as pocari sweet, my friend always said you gonna buy that sweat again and I laughed not understanding what he meant until he pointed at the text and told me to read slowly and I finally understood, but shit was tasty so I still bought it

Author Kim Du Han and Persephone Kim Du Han and Persephone ( ago)
I don't know where the conclusions about Greece came up and what's their purpose of existence in a Japan-related video.
I love your channel and yet this video made me disappointed. Generalizing and promoting stereotypes about my country isn't helping anyone and i consider it racist. You have an awesome channel, no need to bring others down with "statistics".

Author Leo Doyle ( ago)
Do a video about Obama City.

Author PsyArkron ( ago)
Which guy doesn't want some sukky for Valentine's Day? Sukky is great. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Ps: Love that expression at 2:18 . Made me laugh so hard.

Author Steve Matsukawa ( ago)
It's suu-kee, not sucky. And it's ro-peh, not rope. What a wanker! LOL!

Author Kevin H ( ago)
OMG! YES! I saw those weird bent over figures, I was there in September! Right next to the Taco Bell?

Author Dexter Dickinson ( ago)
Brilliant video.

Author HardcoreHamster33 ( ago)
Ah, Japan. They've got it all! lol

Author Error inscript ( ago)
Girl's give guy's presents , Yes!!!!!!!!

Author Brianne McMenamin ( ago)
You are the funniest person in the world. If I'm ever in Japan I'm going to ask you out.

Author Dustin Sluth ( ago)
How do you get by in Japan? Is teaching English your only job, or do you have other jobs as well? I've often wondered how much I'd need to earn to live in a country like Japan.

Author Mr Remakes ( ago)
I feel like Japanese companies that make labels with English on them should ask like one native English speaker before they sign off on something. I mean, it's pretty clear they meant it to be a combination of Pocky and suki, but the result is... awkward...

Author 藤澤季美歌 ( ago)
I  love your video and congrats on the 100th!! I'm Japanese (although I'm currently studing in London) and I've never thought that all those English ads would bother a native English speaker so much... but come to think of it, they are all very ridiculous lol 
IDK if you know this place but there is a famous chain Izakaya in Tokyo called Aisekiya and i thought it would be funny if you could visit this place and film it. It's basically a dating place where you can eat and drink with random women/ men and while men have to pay 3000 yen-ish it's totally free for women. I would love to see your sarcastic comments about this!!

Author Cat Chromium ( ago)
Thank you for the amazing videos you make. By far one of my favorite YouTubers that I can't get bored of

Author Michael Taylor ( ago)
I always enjoy watching your videos! Thanks!

Author alexandra fragoso ( ago)
I need to watch more of your videos :D haha you are so funny xD and I don't know how you make all the awesome videos but keep up the good work ! happy 100th! congrats :) and in case you see this question how/why or when did you find out that you wanted to go to Japan :) I would like to visit one day and maybe if I can study/work or live abroad ^^ in time

Author Kobracondor ( ago)
Whenever I'm in Japan again *checks bank account*....yeah prolly not soon,

but whenever that may be, I'd love to have a drink with ya, mate.

Thanks for the wonderful (and wonderfully snarky) videos and here's to many more!


Author Renato Kestener ( ago)
Congratulations for the 100th video! You motivated me to visit Japan in October last year and I'm still processing everything that I lived and learned in 30 days. A nice toast with sake!

Author NishiTheNinja ( ago)
I like pre-haircut more, but post is fine

Author EmeraldCity ( ago)
It's funny how you compare Japan and the UK as if the UK is a truly loud and obnoxious place, it makes me feel even worse for American cities like New York

Author Andreas Park ( ago)
Arigato. (*,* )

Author Jade Lessard ( ago)
we love you !! continue your good work ! your awesome

Author PappyBiceps ( ago)
Post haircut looks good with the light amount of gel

Author Tricky850 ( ago)
one piece pirates??? I would of thought Japanese people would love that

Author Amesuppanko6 ( ago)
Sukky you <3 lol

Author thsudy ( ago)
Will you ever make a video speaking Japanese with Natsuki?

Author Satoshi Matrix ( ago)
lol those Tokyo prices.

8480 yen for a DMG GameBoy. That's about $100.

Author Eric Ramos ( ago)
Epic! Thanks for the laughs... I can relate to the cultural comparisons. Cheers m8 🤘🏼

Author joan hernandez ciriza ( ago)
i loved the month I stayed in Japan. But I noticed something. Japan is awesome if you don't have to live like them. Its sad that Japanese people are just a tool for the economy. You can tell that most people are lonely and work like mules. It all summed up when I saw the suicide rate they have

Author Thalia w ( ago)
this was such a juicy video thank you!

Author Terminal Velocity ( ago)
"It's like going fuckin' gambling." Subscribed.

Author Rina Hoshino ( ago)
Congrats on 100 videos and thank you so much for sharing your experience. I enjoy watching your insightful videos while going on little ventures, and it's quite true about Japan having the high uncertainty avoidance traits and how it's culturally ingrained like that. One of my good Japanese friends who works at a trading cards store in Akiba once told me that to a certain extent, customers demand respect and to be treated in certain ways. Customer service is really great in Japan, but it can also be a little controversial at times, I believe. P.S Love your friendly pet cat!

Author Monkey D. Luffy ( ago)
how did he meet natsuke?!?! and how old is he?

Author Sergei Dragunov ( ago)
Too much of a hostile country if you think about it.

Author karina torres ( ago)

Author Street Skater 66 ( ago)
So in Japan don't get sarky drink sake.

Author Damian Marin ( ago)
Actually youre supposed to pronounce Rope as rowpe. It means clothes.

Author Tech Ordinance ( ago)
keep up the great work the more I watch your videos the more it makes me want to move there myself unfortunately I don't have any useful skills and I have 2 kids but me and my wife are definitely looking at moving over there as a retirement it's just so sad that what is supposed to be one of the greatest countries on Earth that USA I can't stand to live here because the people make it a horrid it Adventure

Author Fuzzymoon Beam ( ago)
Happy 100th episode! Great vid as always, you make laugh and sometimes thats just what need in a day. I hope you stay happy for a long long time.

Author zam023 ( ago)
US, ethnic tolerance? Are you serious?

Congrats on your 100th video. This is my first time watching a video from you ^_^

Author Ronin Otaku ( ago)
Thank you for the vids, they have definitely help me prepare for what to expect in Japan.

Author Habib Daou ( ago)
The part about things not working just becausd had me dying especially cus I used that same excuse a few days ago

Author Precious Zipagang ( ago)
Can you please do a video about the anime world in Japan. I really want to explore it. Thank you in advance, Chris!

Author simgie ( ago)
Doesn´t seem like losing weight worked?

Author Alvaro A. Rojas ( ago)
This one was hilarious!

Author Leanne Aurelio ( ago)
I saw your channel because of Sharla. This is the first video I ever watched and I absolutely love you already!! I want to learn more about Japan (and probably live there someday) 😂 Thanks for your awesome channel!

Author Gonzalo del Moral ( ago)
I think that today I'll be the lad who leaves a nice comment. Or give it a try

Author lullemans72 ( ago)
5:40 indirect product placement for the gloved one, aka the late king of pop aka michael jackson? i see what you did there, you sly fox.

Author Heather Jochens ( ago)
Oh my God, it's the Churchill Arms in Kensington...

Author 伊藤義典 ( ago)

Author starcrafter13terran ( ago)
When is Mr. snuggles getting his own channel?

Author MrDragonedge ( ago)
Hey Chris! My brother and I are on a month long trip in Japan and we are in Sendai for a few days from the 5-7th. We are doing a Vlog while we are here and would love to meet up if you are interested! You can message my youtube channel!

Author bindrp2 ( ago)
Pocari Sweat is in Hong Kong as well... it actually taste not to dissimilar from the name

Author Kingdeme ( ago)
I just cant stop looking at Cat Hitler in the background.

Author Alethea P ( ago)
I love how u explain cultural differences!!!

Author Shane Hoey ( ago)
Your videos are one of the reasons I chose to return to Japan in March 2017 (including to Sendai). I'd be lying if I said I wasn't hoping to run in to you on the street... Thank you for your dedication to this channel. The Japanese Ministry of Tourism should be paying you in commissions.

Author Rodi in Japan ( ago)
I kinda wanna go to a Ropé Picnic

Author Reikon Ansatsukage ( ago)
I love Japanese Culture and have always had an appreciation for the people, history, culture and even the things they bring to the world such as Anime, Cuisine, interesting traditions. I always thought that moving to Japan would be a dream come true. But I always have the fear of taking such a huge plunge into such a big change. Since I would have to learn Japanese and being an English speaking person who is almost 28 and lacks motivation/confidence... i'd probably have trouble learning quickly.

But I'd always thought that being an overweight guy would probably not make me look good out there in Japan since i noticed a few videos and understand that Japanese culture doesn't really consider being fat or obese as a normal/okay thing and i feel that i'd be just setting myself up for criticism and failure. I of course am working on my weight and such but it's a lot of time and commitment/dedication that is involved in working my way to my goal weight. But would you say that moving to Japan from North America would be expensive and perhaps adapting to culture and eventually getting used to things and being welcomed into the culture as a foreigner. Would that be hard to get used to or getting past? Do you have any advice being a foreigner who has immersed yourself into the culture and are living there?

Author Samurai Sam ( ago)
Cheers mate, you should check out the new Asahi Beer. It's called EXTRA HARD. You go Japan you enjoy your EXTA HARD BEER LOL

Author Aileen Genson ( ago)
More videos please! Your traditional Japan rural stuff are okay, how about more commercial stuff? Expand! How about only in Japan stuff and how they're made? Uniqlo factory? Nissin factory? Pablo Cheesecake? Is Hello Kitty really from Japan? Have you tried a maid cafe in Akihabara? lol Probably these have been done before, but I'm sure you'll have an interesting and different way of showing them!

Author Felix New ( ago)
Just got back from 2 weeks in Japan, I felt some of the things you mentioned in the video too in the short time!! I noticed that compared to the UK, people are a lot more respectful and friendly to each other. Which was great. However, someone told me that as a foreigner living in Japan (and even as a Japanese) it can be really hard to tell when people are genuine or when they are pretending.. what's your thoughts on that??

Author House Outwrong ( ago)
Good video but pronunciation of Itadakimasu really hurt my ears.

Author Lois Plone ( ago)
Because of your videos I now want to visit Japan.

Author Dragon Sword ( ago)
I'm 28 and looking at a work and study program in Japan, but I'm unsure whether I should give up my career to go out there for a minimum of 2 years, with the hope of staying longer. Unfortunately I never went to uni, and only have a vocational HND.

My questions are; would you say I'm too old to start, and how difficult would it be to get a visa through possibly workplace sponsorship or something? And obviously, would you recommend taking the leap?

Author vesper malfoy ( ago)
lots of Westerners, let say people from the UK US, seem to avoid sarcasm in daily conversation with asian. for example they always speak to me very slowly when we first met, no offense on that, but then after everytime they say something sarcastic and i laugh they ask me again if i understand the humor. like wth. way to spoil my mood. again, no offense, they were trying to be polite i guess.

Author D. ( ago)
Thank you for still posting videos! You are great keep them coming!

Author Hugo Flawn-Thomas ( ago)
Great Channel Chris! Been following for a few years now from Reading. Always enjoy your videos and inspiration to get over to Japan. I'll get there one day! Keep it up!

Author Harumi Delgado Wong ( ago)
I love this video!!!!!!

Author TamwiseTravels ( ago)
I am on my way to Japan soon and am excited to actually use some of the random stuff I have learned from you. So much love coming your way! Would totally offer to buy you a coffee or those Tokyo bananas you like so much as a thank you, but it seems unlikely to come off without seeming like I am a weirdo.

Author Jake Bochenek ( ago)
Have you ever thought about being an actor in Japan? You look like you have a celebrity-quality face.

I've always wanted to work in Japan as an actor ir voice actor, but one of my main objectives is to learn the language (obviously).

Author Michael Tudda ( ago)
we should get some beers sometime

Author Michael Fels ( ago)
Long time fan telling you to keep up the good work!

Author James Smith ( ago)
gimme da suckky boss

Author Manfred Wilck ( ago)
japanese people are not so likely to get a joke in general. this is a fact. they take everything as 100% true. no matter how ridiculous the statement was that you used in your joke. had the same experience

Author blondiecurlywurly ( ago)
love your vids. You are a natural/ fab communicator

Author Kristen Fosburgh ( ago)
when she sukk

Author joongiefan ( ago)
I think the "Sukky" is supposed to sound like "Suki" since "Su" is pronounced like "Soo" in Japanese. And since "Suki" is "Love" (something like that?), then the "Sukky" would make sense.

Author yoseph japhar ( ago)
haha Pirate moment killed me :D

Author Michael Raymond ( ago)
your hair looks ten times better keep it up :)

Author London ;p ( ago)
I wanna move to Japan haha

Author ganuv30 ( ago)
Trust me- DON'T let Japan domesticate you! Being witty and even misunderstood at times will keep your personality a live! Even when they don't admit it, the Japanese love funny and witty people, and this trend is growing rapidly in Japan. Keep them guessing about what you are saying, they love it!

Embed Video:


Search Video

Top Videos


Analyse website