4 Ways Living in Japan Changed Me

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  • For the 100th video, I look back on ways Japanese culture may have changed my personality.
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Comments: 2 246

  • KuroNeko
    KuroNeko 4 hours ago

    "Although it looked like diabetes, and tasted like disappointment..." 😂😂😂 I've never thought that about microwave food... but... it's just so true.

  • Dri Ebz
    Dri Ebz 17 hours ago

    I hope you don't mind me asking u smthn but, do you think living alone in Japan is safe for a young girl? To study?

  • Kristopher Roebuck
    Kristopher Roebuck 23 hours ago

    Growing up in a Very English Background (despite being born and raised in Australia), I appreciate the perspective you bring to these videos. I consider that I think more in a Japanese mindset than a Western mindset and its nice to encounter people who reflect similar views.

  • Kemal Knight
    Kemal Knight 2 days ago

    great video

  • ExNihiloComesNothing

    And you lost weight too. Good job

  • Mr Snow [snowshapingtheworld]

    The Sukky joke made my day looool =)) <3

  • Hatteras Shark
    Hatteras Shark 3 days ago

    Japan is the best country ever

  • Caleb83
    Caleb83 3 days ago

    XDXDXD THE PIRATE STORY... I lost it when you said her reaction 🤣🤣🤣

  • Love Expert
    Love Expert 4 days ago



  • R Mars
    R Mars 4 days ago

    I really like your films.

  • rickiesama
    rickiesama 5 days ago

    It's not ロープ, it's supposed to be read as ロペ! But yes it's funny as.
    I reckon you should use those colloquiums in your school, good way to teach English culture to Japanese ppl.

  • 0verride
    0verride 5 days ago

    The students there were shocked that you wanted to be a pirate??

    B-but ... One Piece is an anime.. Quite a popular one at that. Not saying Japanese people all HAVE to watch anime but this series DID come from there no? O3O

  • Mimi Moar
    Mimi Moar 5 days ago

    Quoting Hofstede like a boss!! I love your vids and humour xD

  • Soilsha
    Soilsha 6 days ago

    SUKKY.... Only on Valentine's ;)

  • Chaos17 Bloody
    Chaos17 Bloody 7 days ago

    From the picture you showed in the begining when you arrived in Japan, your skin was glossy and you looked a bit bloating, now you skin looks more healthy.

  • TECHGeek
    TECHGeek 8 days ago

    Yeah because "Sukky" would go down well on the west too... LOL!

  • Myles Montgomery
    Myles Montgomery 8 days ago

    Wait, 65 cents for a pack of M&M's? Merry fucking christmas to me!

  • Agathe B
    Agathe B 8 days ago

    I'm from France, and I just discovered your channel. It's so much fun to look at your videos! Thank you for your hard work, I hope you'll continue on.

  • saltysee
    saltysee 8 days ago

    you remind me of joe thomas

  • Josh Wileman
    Josh Wileman 10 days ago

    You spent £70 on a tyre for a vectra?

  • SuperSuperdude88
    SuperSuperdude88 10 days ago

    Lmao!! 2:05 or so- white day! ya the west has no sense of humor anymore. everything is flipped to be racist

  • Dana Amnesiia
    Dana Amnesiia 12 days ago

    i dont know if youll ever read this but if so, pls answer its very important to me. I am still a student living in germany but i want to move to japan. How did you do this? Can you give me some tipps where i have to go to for maybe starting with studying abroad? what do I have to consider? (If its important, i want to study english and german and i am learning japanese in my free time)

  • Joe Ross
    Joe Ross 14 days ago

    I miss OG Top Gear

  • Jim Jones
    Jim Jones 15 days ago

    I want to move to Japan. I'm just afraid Korea and China will wipe them out

  • Michele Baker
    Michele Baker 16 days ago

    Thank you for sharing your life in Japan with us. I am from the USA. I watch all kinds of videos about Japan. I just love the culture. <3

  • Noyala92
    Noyala92 16 days ago

    I've just recently come across your channel and I really got hooked! From the topics to the way the videos are edited and presented, I think you are doing fantastic work - keep it up, can't wait to see more to come!

  • vincewooo
    vincewooo 16 days ago

    Is bad to say that I love Japan but I am living in U.K? And.....I am a Chinese

  • Anddres Torres
    Anddres Torres 16 days ago

    i can get sukky in america. but i still wanna visit japan and get some sukky over there to

  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy C. 17 days ago

    This video is amazing

  • Jim Wong Hii
    Jim Wong Hii 17 days ago

    ha ha sucky

  • maoi
    maoi 17 days ago

    Chris, I've been thinking about moving to Japan and was wondering if I could ask you some questions? :) when did you move to Japan? And do you need a bachelors degree to get into the teaching English program?

  • Da'Mon - The World's Worst Rapper // Magician // Tech Vlogger // Gamer

    I recently made my first trip and I was there only 8 days, but I totally left my heart there. We were over in Shinjuku where things were a little on the colder side for social behavior, everybody wore black and had straight faces ... but outside of that we loved the people, the food, and the culture. Being humble is not something held dear in the US, but I do wish that would change. Seeing signs in the park asking people to get off their cell phones and not disturb others was very welcomed. At parks here people play their bluetooth speakers as loud as they can with no regard for others. The train rides were also nice, very quiet. I would like to visit for an extended period, but not sure my Western love of space would let me live there in a small space with my family.

  • Brogie
    Brogie 19 days ago


  • Samir Fahim
    Samir Fahim 20 days ago

    Where'd you get the cat from? I want one! ;-;

  • Clarissa Fray
    Clarissa Fray 21 day ago

    4:54 who else paused here to read everything? ^.^

  • Michael Price
    Michael Price 21 day ago

    I have become totally hooked on these totally amazing videos - and I'm becoming alarmed at the prospect of running out of posts to watch, am I alone ? 😳

  • SpookyGhost 96
    SpookyGhost 96 22 days ago

    love your humor

  • GhostieBaka
    GhostieBaka 23 days ago

    Giving the gift of sukky on valentines day

  • CB
    CB 24 days ago

    Oh that's Shiodome! I stayed there a couple of times and saw those figurines, but they weren't arranged like that at the time, I'm guessing some waggish behaviour perhaps?

  • Aroni Lamar
    Aroni Lamar 24 days ago

    your analogy of english people really made me chuckle! spot on!

  • Nicknacks Nicknacks
    Nicknacks Nicknacks 24 days ago

    The Japs are the superior race of all the Asian world. Probably why Hitler worked with them. Sorry to say. Ehuh, I like you other Asians. People are people. But, Japanese watches in house movements are great. I mean, the Jap's skyscrapers withstand a magnitude 9.0 earthquake. Even the paper city like Tokyo does too. My racism aside, to be funny in my own way. lol. I love you all.

  • LittleImpaler
    LittleImpaler 24 days ago

    Japan only changes a person who accept the culture. If one of those foreigner monkeys who thinks Japan needs to bow to them and do what they do, then no.

  • tharcblack
    tharcblack 25 days ago

    If you think people are annoying on trains in London/UK, you shouldn't try trains in Spain. We are loud as hell.

  • Yuki Ren
    Yuki Ren 25 days ago

    2:20 lmao I can tell Chris was finding it hard to not laugh at his own words.

  • TotalRookie_LV
    TotalRookie_LV 26 days ago

    Hmm, "white day". Here, if DJ says it's "white dance", it means this turn girls choose partner for dance, or is this just Eastern European thing not known in the West?
    P.S. I wonder if expressions of gratitude for hard work don't stimulate hard work and overworking? I mean, I'd feel bad, if after being said "thank you for hard work" I was looking through personal e-mail or browsing the Web. So this gratitude expression is like 2in 1 - a stick and a carrot both at the same time.

  • Fdascfasfca Csacsacs

    I can't believe that seriousness about pirates. They probably thought he was a legit thirsty foreigner.

  • Charles Pwnage
    Charles Pwnage 26 days ago

    I kicked my 360 when it had the red ring of death but it fixed itself It was the power supply plug that had the problem lol

  • Kraverage
    Kraverage 26 days ago

    8480 yen for a gameboy... WTF
    (thats like 100 canadian dollars)

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    Kraverage 26 days ago


  • Todd Long
    Todd Long 26 days ago

    I want to move to Japan. It seems like the culture I would very much enjoy living in. Mindfulness is away of life for me. I live in America and I really wish people were more conscientious of others. My English grammar is far from spot on. Could I still find employment as an English teacher there? I do have a bachelors degree. Thanks 😊

  • C. Santos
    C. Santos 27 days ago

    i hope to see you in japan next year 😊

  • terrortorn
    terrortorn 27 days ago

    Your English is now filled with Americanisms which presumably were not there before living in Japan.

  • Coookiejar
    Coookiejar 28 days ago

    It sounds more like "Sue-key", or more commonly romanised as suki (meaning "like" which is commonly used in love confessions rather than "love"). They spelled it sukky because its a homage to pocky

  • Craig Porter
    Craig Porter 29 days ago


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    Craig Porter 29 days ago


  • Guillermo Perez
    Guillermo Perez 29 days ago

    I luv how Chris tried to keep a straight face when he mentions there is no better way for a girl to show her affection than to give her guy some sukky... LMAO

  • ancient catalyst
    ancient catalyst 29 days ago

    the good ol *SUCC*

  • Gego/XAREN ゲゴザレン

    So... The Japs don't understand sarcasm or humour? Welp, there goes my chance of ever going living there.

  • mushroom boi
    mushroom boi 1 month ago

    meanwhile my family and i have been regretting moving to america around the same time we realized that people here don't seem to know what "please" and "thank you" mean

  • LͫOͤRͫDͤ Harawanagangsta LͫOͤRͫDͤ

    Did you ever develop the sudden urge to never try to procreate?

  • greggman
    greggman 1 month ago

    Your example of dogs reminds me of my experience. I found a dog shop in Daikanyama (15 years ago) that sold pastries and cookies for dogs as well as clothing. I thought "those crazy Japanese". I googled the name of the store. Turns out it was an American store with 25 stores in America and one in Japan. So no, dressing up dogs is not unique to Japan at all.

    It might be funny to a westerner but to a Japanese person they'd see "Sukky" and pronounce it "soo key" where "soo" rhymes with "moo" (cow sound). As such it sounds like the work "suki" which is the word for "like". Those names are written for Japanese people. Pocky is "Poh Key" where "Poh" rhymes with "Go" not "Paw-Key". It's called that because "pokki" is the sound of snapping a stick in Japanese. We laugh at people's ignorance when they don't know how to pronounce "Quinoa" or "Prosciutto" or "Gnocchi" or "Ceviche" so we should laugh just as much when some someone doesn't know how to pronounce "Pocky"

    While we're at it, have noticed you drop the "i"s when saying "gochisousamadeshita". This is one of those perception differences. A Japanese person raised learning Japanese perceives a vowel after every consonant and so if you ask them to say a word slowly they'll very clearly pronounce every vowel. But, if you actually listen to what they say at normal speed they drop vowels all the time. The most common "desu". They say "des" not "de-su" (except when being super super polite)". They say "ski" not "su-ki" and they say "goch-sou-sama-deshta" not "go-chi-sou-sama-de-shi-ta"

  • Kirky Tan
    Kirky Tan 1 month ago

    honestly "it's england innit mate" is part of everyday vocabulary here

  • Marco De Santi
    Marco De Santi 1 month ago

    Dude... congrats on the big 100... I have shown so many japanese people your vid w the swearing book, love your work.

    I've lived in Japan almost as long as you, and so much of this rings true... keep it real.

    I am going to go on a mission now to find sukky...

  • Justin Phillips
    Justin Phillips 1 month 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?

  • Name Name
    Name Name 1 month 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.

  • PhyreI3ird
    PhyreI3ird 1 month 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

  • swikriti tiwari
    swikriti tiwari 1 month ago

    I really like your sense of humor

  • DiverFictionB salman

    The ticket might work in my country but the problem we don't have trains



  • Shira Anri
    Shira Anri 1 month ago

    Thank you for these great vids 😊 vastly entertaining and u are so much fun. Looking forward to visit Japan in Nov.

  • The golden Minecart
    The golden Minecart 1 month ago

    Why am I here when I'm in America and I'm an American

  • Toto
    Toto 1 month 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..

  • Kazi Siddiqui
    Kazi Siddiqui 1 month ago

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

  • Fogheart
    Fogheart 1 month 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!

  • アレクシス· フラッド

    You want the pocky, you give the sukky

  • JCarolR
    JCarolR 1 month 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"

    • JCarolR
      JCarolR 13 days ago

      Yeah, I know. There are posters on the trains saying so

    • Hambardzum Galstyan
      Hambardzum Galstyan 13 days ago

      JCarolR Every once in a while they check whether you have tickets or not though. And if they find out that you don't, you will be penalized heavily.

  • ThatPoorKenyan
    ThatPoorKenyan 1 month ago

    2 mins in already dying from laughter

  • Jannah Loraine
    Jannah Loraine 1 month ago

    THANKKKKK YOUUU FOR YOUURR VIDEOS! can you take videos while youre working??? tryyy ittt lol

  • johno doh
    johno doh 1 month ago

    Its all but a matter of perspective.
    I find japanese culture way to suppressive towards human behavior. That never ends well.

  • Gato Loco
    Gato Loco 1 month ago

    my wife doesn't give me sukky anymore

  • Jack Rippers
    Jack Rippers 1 month ago

    #cheeky #cunt .. good stuff

  • Attsnor1
    Attsnor1 1 month 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

  • Kim Du Han and Persephone

    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".

    • Elrik99
      Elrik99 12 days ago

      Although as a Greek I think the study's conclusions are a bit off, I think they are so in a FUNNY way :P Plus I get that this is just a quote and not an attempt at flaming. Great video by the way :)

    • Kim Du Han and Persephone
      Kim Du Han and Persephone 15 days ago

      How much do you know about my culture and you talk in that negative way? And please don't tell me "oh i watch the news" or "oh 2 years ago i went to Mykonos for holiday" because that is not objective.

    • Abroad in Japan
      Abroad in Japan 15 days ago

      ??????????? I have no idea what you're on about. If you're talking about Hofstede's Dimensions, I don't think citing a widely recognised and praised study carried out by IBM should be considered an act of promoting stereotypes. And even then, Greece being a high uncertainty avoidance culture isn't a bad thing either?!

  • Leo Doyle
    Leo Doyle 1 month ago

    Do a video about Obama City.

  • PsyArkron
    PsyArkron 1 month 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.

  • Steve Matsukawa
    Steve Matsukawa 1 month ago

    It's suu-kee, not sucky. And it's ro-peh, not rope. What a wanker! LOL!

  • Kevin H
    Kevin H 1 month ago

    OMG! YES! I saw those weird bent over figures, I was there in September! Right next to the Taco Bell?

  • Dexter Dickinson
    Dexter Dickinson 1 month ago

    Brilliant video.

  • HardcoreHamster33
    HardcoreHamster33 1 month ago

    Ah, Japan. They've got it all! lol

  • Error inscript
    Error inscript 1 month ago

    Girl's give guy's presents , Yes!!!!!!!!

  • Brianne McMenamin
    Brianne McMenamin 1 month ago

    You are the funniest person in the world. If I'm ever in Japan I'm going to ask you out.

  • Dustin Sluth
    Dustin Sluth 1 month 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.

  • Mr Remakes
    Mr Remakes 1 month 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...

  • 藤澤季美歌
    藤澤季美歌 1 month 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!!

  • Cat Chromium
    Cat Chromium 1 month ago

    Thank you for the amazing videos you make. By far one of my favorite YouTubers that I can't get bored of

  • Michael Taylor
    Michael Taylor 1 month ago

    I always enjoy watching your videos! Thanks!

  • alexandra fragoso
    alexandra fragoso 1 month 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

  • Kobracondor
    Kobracondor 1 month 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!


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