I RENTED a Japanese Convenience Store for a Day 🇯🇵

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@AbroadinJapan +2244
@AbroadinJapan

Seriously guys, a huge thanks to everyone who snapped up a copy of the Abroad in Japan book! I've been humbled by all the amazing reviews and kind words so far and here's hoping I get to meet as many of you as I can on the road over the coming months if the book tour goes ahead! 🍻 🇯🇵 Abroad in Japan Book: https://linktr.ee/abroadinjapanbook Can't wait to share our epic journey to the summit of Mount Fuji next week featuring Natsuki! (It's also his birthday today so happy birthday Natsuki!)

Vor 3 Monate
@gast321 +13
@gast321

Does Abroadmart sell fried chicken?

Vor 3 Monate
@joshyip3437 +1
@joshyip3437

chapter 5.

Vor 3 Monate
@Joe-iz7wf +5
@Joe-iz7wf

Hello Chris, I just did a trip to Japan a few days ago and I have to say that your videos have helped me a lot especially through the culture shock and I have grown to love Japan even more after the trip

Vor 3 Monate
@Blake_C137 +2
@Blake_C137

I got it last weekend and finished it in 3 days. It was a great read, awesome job Chris. 👍

Vor 3 Monate
@milytoulsonoldaccount9257 +1
@milytoulsonoldaccount9257

I have never done a author meet and greet, I always get nervous but I'm so excited for Piccadilly!

Vor 3 Monate
@jackchan04 +1292
@jackchan04

Chris looks like the kind of guy that walks around a buffet twiddling his fingers saying "Don't mind if I do"

Vor 3 Monate
@JC-hu6wg +19
@JC-hu6wg

Congrats on getting on the next comments video 😂

Vor 3 Monate
@LordYaskage +6
@LordYaskage

You made me choke on my bagel :(

Vor 2 Monate
@Dorf274 +4
@Dorf274

This is perfect. I 100% agree.

Vor 2 Monate
@atatakami_kierina +3
@atatakami_kierina

this was brilliant xD

Vor 2 Monate
@Guadalou2
@Guadalou2

This is accurate lol

Vor Monat
@brantdencher8840 +456
@brantdencher8840

I’ve been in Japan for about a month now and I’m leaving tomorrow. Thanks Chris for being one of the main motivators for coming to this wonderful country. We went from Sapporo to Fukuoka and many places in between. I’ve been to about 15 countries and none of them are like Japan. I’ll keep watching for some more inspiration, it would be a shame to never come back

Vor 3 Monate
@AbroadinJapan +163
@AbroadinJapan

Second trip to Japan is always the best! As this time you’re more aware of the country and less confused by it all. Definitely come back! But glad you had an amazing time here 🎉

Vor 3 Monate
@elgatofelix8917 +3
@elgatofelix8917

@@AbroadinJapan if you want to try an actually good fizzy / bubbly / effervescent coffee drink, I highly recommend the Manhattan Special which is Italian Espresso Soda. Don't know if it's available in Japan but it's definitely worth a look.

Vor 3 Monate
@mandeep3.14
@mandeep3.14

It must’ve been awesome. I’ve been thinking about that recently too but it’s a bit too expensive atm. Hopefully in the near future 🤞🏼.

Vor 3 Monate
@veronikarogatskaja3731 +156
@veronikarogatskaja3731

The quick glimpses of Connor, Ryotaro, Garnt, Natsuki and Sharla- amazing, feels like the Endgame moment!😁 Joey making Australian noises in the shower- priceless😂

Vor 3 Monate
@t5540 +185
@t5540

The part where you hired the actor to act out the conversation was brilliant. And the bloopers made it even better. More of that please

Vor 3 Monate
@DavidCruickshank +20
@DavidCruickshank

He's actually the representative of Chris' production company (Sekai Studio)

Vor 3 Monate
@KimchiYeo +52
@KimchiYeo

I love how Chris changes over the years but unlike most youtubers he does it in a likeable way and stays true to his cotent,fans and dreams.

Vor 3 Monate
@thepab3072 +36
@thepab3072

The principal interview killed me 😂 glad you showed the bloopers cause it shows that there was no way you guys did it in one take. You could do a YouTube sitcom with all your experiences in Japan, it would be great 😅 Going to buy your book soon, can't wait to read it.

Vor 3 Monate
@Bluejay9107 +46
@Bluejay9107

Being a corporate slave with no way to travel to Japan without getting kicked off the company, I'm very excited when you post your travel videos, Chris! You shared all the unique spots and information unlike other channels, you have your own style too! Thank you for all of that. Here's to another 10 years 🎉

Vor 3 Monate
@lordblazer +1
@lordblazer

you don't get PTO my dude?

Vor 3 Monate
@Bluejay9107 +8
@Bluejay9107

Technically I have 12 PTO days, but the company can limit how many I can use freely. I can only take 2 days in a row, so ... 😅

Vor 3 Monate
@dercrokk +15
@dercrokk

save money, quit your job and visit it . then look for a new position when back

Vor 3 Monate
@Noobzlikeu +1
@Noobzlikeu

@@Bluejay9107 You should quit that job as soon as you can. Just from that, it sounds like an EXTREMELY toxic workplace/employer. Almost like one of those "black companies" that Chris has talked about in a few past videos.

Vor 2 Monate
@manasaku6762 +28
@manasaku6762

As a Japanese living in the US (especially in NY), the speed of conversation is sometimes waaay too fast. As a normal japanese, I tend to have silent moments and everytime that happens, people either look super awkward or start talking lightning fast to fill out the pause. I feel the wind on my face lol

Vor 3 Monate
@sct4040 +1
@sct4040

I would have quiet moments, and my bf at the time always felt he had to fill in by talking. Until, I told him quiet is nice.

Vor 2 Monate
@NoFuqinIdea +59
@NoFuqinIdea

About the Xenophobia Issue: I think it is being overemphasized online but after how the japanese Govt (any many of it's voters) acted during the Pandemic, I think we also can't pretend that it couldn't use a little bit of improvement. It seems like xenophobia for the most part is institutional in Japan because so far I only had one direct confrontation with someone openly belittleling me for being a foreigner in the 9 months in total I spent in Japan, so it's not anywhere near as bad as some people make it out to be (And not worse than what foreigners in european countries have to go through). I still haven't gotten quite used to being stared at all the time though.

Vor 3 Monate
@Noobzlikeu +2
@Noobzlikeu

I felt this as well when I visited a while back. Hell, I had people randomly come up to me on the street and strike up conversations with me a few times. I even got asked by an elementary school teacher who was out on a field trip with his class to help with their English assignment. There's certainly xenophobia there, but the vast majority of Japanese are actually more curious about foreigners than anything else.

Vor 2 Monate
@dogtoothart217 +7
@dogtoothart217

Hi Chris, Just ordered a copy of your book which I can't wait to read. As an Art Teacher at an inner-city school in London, these videos are always a welcome break from a job I absolutely love, but one that can often be overwhelming and emotionally taxing. Having lived in Hokkaido in 2019-20, I loved my time there, but had to come home early due to Covid, so I'm always looking for a chance to come back to Japan in the years ahead. The content is incredible, the film references unstoppable, and the humour sometimes very layered but so witty. All the other wonderful people who feature on your channel, seem to wear their heart on their sleeve, be a little cynical here + there, and have no personal agenda. Keep doing what you're doing, it's done a lot for me, as I'm sure it has for others. Best, Andrew

Vor Monat
@TheSecretMapofAsia +1
@TheSecretMapofAsia

Great comment. I was lucky enough to keep on working in Japan during the pandemic but came home because the restrictions meant it was too long to see family and friends. I’m back now after 2 1/2 years watching this vid from a dining Family Mart in Kyoto.

Vor Monat
@RickLilShore +1958
@RickLilShore

You might think that the tied up store clerk is a joke, but we all know Chris is so professional and committed to the craft that he actually kidnapped a worker from a nearby store. Inspiring!

Vor 3 Monate
@AbroadinJapan +617
@AbroadinJapan

NO CGI. Just pure real visual spectacle.

Vor 3 Monate
@BigFalconar +36
@BigFalconar

I too would have Stockholm syndrome if I was given a copy of his book while being tied up in a freezer or closet.

Vor 3 Monate
@sjtez +14
@sjtez

Method acting at its finest

Vor 3 Monate
@andrewwong5455 +13
@andrewwong5455

Even more interesting is if you look him up, he is the representative of Chris' production company (Sekai Studio) and Alex's company (Blackship Realty) as well

Vor 3 Monate
@gmkgoat +7
@gmkgoat

He’s got a history of this behavior. Remember Dave from Seattle?

Vor 3 Monate
@attempt_at_life +12
@attempt_at_life

Hey Chris, I just wanted to say thank you and Sharla so much for coming out to Piccadilly to sign your book it was so great to meet you after years of watching you both on YouTube. I hope I get to see you both again one day if I manage to get into UTokyo. Thank you again for everything and keep the amazing work up both of you :)

Vor 3 Monate
@mandeep3.14
@mandeep3.14

:0

Vor 3 Monate
@suzunyan00 +70
@suzunyan00

How nice of Chris to encourage his viewers to meet Connor in Sangenjaya! Also, that Ryotaro jumpscare was very scary, please give a warning beforehand from the next time. Congratulations on the book release and 10 years in Japan, man! Your videos always make my day. 🤍

Vor 3 Monate
@aiden_3c +1
@aiden_3c

You are such a good storyteller that I completely forgot about the convenience store until you mentioned it again 26 minutes into the video

Vor Monat
@JaimieLeeKearney +2839
@JaimieLeeKearney

Love that you continue to make long form content in a time where there is so much short form. Thank you for the quality Chris ! 🤍

Vor 3 Monate
@stephaniechik6843 +53
@stephaniechik6843

THIS

Vor 3 Monate
@MuhammadKharismawan +97
@MuhammadKharismawan

Chris hates short form content, especially Tiktok and shorts, with a Passion.

Vor 3 Monate
@tlidd +35
@tlidd

I hate short form content more than anyone I know, so I’m very grateful for Chris

Vor 3 Monate
@Chocolatepain +11
@Chocolatepain

Someone listened to the new trash taste!

Vor 3 Monate
@heartslove8449 +8
@heartslove8449

Yes, and not cut in such a fast paced way that makes my head spin and is intolerable to watch

Vor 3 Monate
@Kitsunemoon81 +46
@Kitsunemoon81

My Mother, who knows nothing about you, saw your book on the table yesterday. She thought the cover was beautiful and is now interested in reading it! Congrats on all your success 😊❤️

Vor 3 Monate
@roxanam.3216 +12
@roxanam.3216

I really liked how you combined a Q&A with a place review. You also keep reminding me how much an entertaining opening makes the whole video so much better. Can't wait to buy and read your book!

Vor 3 Monate
@YY-wr2pl +1754
@YY-wr2pl

I am Japanese. I recently learned about this channel and enjoy this channel. I don't have any British friends. It is said in Japan that British people are always sarcastic. I didn't know what the "sarcasm" was like, but I understood it by watching this channel. Actually, even in Japan, especially in the childhood of men, there is a relationship that fosters friendships while arguing sarcasm and bad things with each other. In England, such a relationship continues among adults, and I thought that the irony method became more clever, so-called "British irony culture".

Vor 3 Monate
@intergalacticspaghetti5213 +38
@intergalacticspaghetti5213

How do you speak perfect English and still not understand sarcasm

Vor 3 Monate
@ThaGr1m +285
@ThaGr1m

​@@intergalacticspaghetti5213because speaking is one thing, but understanding sarcasm is having an extra subtext into the language, meaning you not only have to recon with another language, but also with a separate meaning to the spoken meaning... Secondly if it's generally not done in his culture why would he have ever needed to learn it? Like in what polite conversation would sarcasm be a thing, it's something done between closer friends, and seeing as he doesn't have english conversation partners it's normal for him to not gain that expirience. In general how is it possible for you to read that comment and come out thinking you should be an arse about it

Vor 3 Monate
@angrypclobbyzweitchannel7527 +48
@angrypclobbyzweitchannel7527

Chris' sarcasm is quite over the top even for a british person to a point where you often can't tell when he's being genuine and when he isnt.

Vor 3 Monate
@wilburwood8261 +17
@wilburwood8261

@@ThaGr1m Sarcasm exists in Japan, dont worry. If you tune in to various Japanese Youtube channels, you can observe on many channels there are tons of sarcastic comments. (you probably wont find them on child related channels, or cat/dog channels though)

Vor 3 Monate
@ghostnote5205 +16
@ghostnote5205

Can't wait to read the book, once it's finally showing up on my doorstep, which is hopefully going to be saturday (I preordered it more or less the second it had been announced - absolute no-brainer - but apparently it takes ages to get to Germany 😅) You were talking about your videos and how you feel like you sometimes don't know how many more you can make. As someone who has been watching (and rewatching over and over and over) your videos for almost as many years as you make them, let me tell you this: It doesn't always need to be the "big" or unusual content. As much as I am in awe of your big productions (e.g. documentaries or videos with big celebrities, etc.), the videos where you sit in your apartment, reading out funny japanglish, talk about japanese life and culture, or where you explore some place in detail (like the "Things to do around Tokyo Station" or the Asakusa video with Ryotaro, or the one about Pachinko... horrible game, genuinely wonderful video, bugger the Ebis Cafe seems to have closed down...) are among the ones I rewatch the most. And to be quite frank, just watching you hang out and do the most mundane things, like eating stuff, or trying to win a monkey from a crane game machine (e.g. a lot of the videos you do with the Trash Taste guys, Natsuki and Ryotaro) has a quality that is far above what I've seen elsewhere and I highly enjoy watching these videos. There is a dynamic in you and the people around you that is unmatched by any other content creator(s). I know that it may be hard to see where you can or want to go next and what to do. But I encourage you to keep going, as you yourself say, to find that unique angle from which to let us have an insight to Japan (and by all means, I think you have already "found" that angle. It's you yourself and the people around you). I know there is still plenty of places to explore and things to do and talk about. Even if it's places and things that have been covered before, I'd love to see them from your angle and perspective, in the top notch production quality of your videos. Keep up the great work 😁

Vor 3 Monate
@Twotowers22 +4
@Twotowers22

I'm halfway through the Abroad in Japan book and it is a nostalgia trip from being on the JET Program! It makes me miss Japan and it's wackiness and the day to day life so much!

Vor 3 Monate
@Bergkatse2 +4
@Bergkatse2

The silence thing still gives me the chills. I was asked to host a scientific discussion group at a University and I was trying to engage the audience and was more or less met with radio silence from the Japanese audience. Over the course of 30 mins I got more and more flustered then made the mistake of singling someone out from the audience I chatted too earlier. He look like he wanted the floor to swallow him. I then lost my temper a wee bit and slammed down my notes and wrapped the meeting up 40 mins early. As soon as I closed the meeting I had a line of Japaneses scientists wanting to discuss their work with me. I managed to compose myself but I very pointedly kept saying “it would have been nice if you had brought that up during the meeting”. Luckily a night of drinks and karaoke had everyone back on good vibes.

Vor 3 Monate
@layth116
@layth116

Chris! your videos are unique! and thats why we appreciate the hard work and consistent quality! even the more cliche videos like you mentioned at 3:40 are high quality and very enjoyable

Vor Monat
@-M_F- +16
@-M_F-

I really want to commend you for your more recent strings of videos. You're really right when you say that a lot of videos about expats living in Japan are very similar, and I think that's a lot to do with resourcing. You're one of the most well known, if not THE most well known Youtuber in your genre, and it comes off as very responsible for you to break the mold. Simply put, most people who would be starting a channel or have a smaller channel trying to do what you do won't have the resources that you do to allow them to rent a convenience store for a day, run a bar for a night, stay in a super luxury hotel room (even if it was free for their publicity), or be able to just roam across Japan for a few weeks. Those are the folks that are going to benefit most from the types of videos you made way back in the day when you first started since they won't have a Youtube giant like yourself overshadowing them. To me it shows that you not only have respect for your audience not to rehash topics unnecessarily but that you have respect for fellow Youtubers in your own wheelhouse. Thank you for doing things right, Chris.

Vor 3 Monate
@senpaik_ +699
@senpaik_

Chris renting a whole building just to answer Q&As is a real power move.

Vor 3 Monate
@RocKM001 +27
@RocKM001

Correction.... renting a whole building to promote his book *and* do QnA! True Power Move there! :D

Vor 3 Monate
@MrAlkyd +8
@MrAlkyd

I feel scammed

Vor 3 Monate
@alottalogic
@alottalogic

Chris didn't rent it, this is his actual job, lol

Vor 3 Monate
@Vs3Walker +5
@Vs3Walker

This is why your one of my favorite youtubers and such an inspiration. I love the way you make a simple Q&A from just sitting and answering questions to showing visuals of what your talking about, your epic personality and especially how you capture the audience every step of the way, making sure we don't wanna miss a second with quirky comments, clever editing and great jokes (not to forget kidnapped store clerks, whats your best tip for doing that in a western country?). Great video like always. Can't wait for the Mt. Fuji climb :DD Also, Happy Birthday Natsuki!!! :D

Vor 3 Monate
@hajimen7559 +14
@hajimen7559

Awesome video Chris!! 9:56, I'm not Japanese, but I tend to do this at times 11:04 the average anime plot 16:00 Chris who teaches English..... 17:07 Looks stellar~ 18:20 the math teacher watching Chris show 4 fingers while saying 5th.... 21:47 that's a nice way of life 28:34 I think this entire building might be a set for certain activities..

Vor 3 Monate
@briancarson9418 +5
@briancarson9418

Chris, thank you so much for another great video! This channel has really helped deepen my interest in Japan and Japanese culture. I am even taking Japanese lessons! Similar to what you said in the video, I feel that with me studying more about Japanese culture has really made me stop and look at life, how I present myself and think about what truly matters. You and your channel have really helped me move in a better direction and I thank you for that! I can't wait to come to Japan with my wife and see all of the amazing things I have seen in these videos in person! Oh, and my copy of your book was just delivered today! I am very excited to read it!

Vor 3 Monate
@TNGxBerzerker +4
@TNGxBerzerker

Looking forward to more travel videos Chris! I have learned so much about the 'real' Japan through these videos.

Vor 3 Monate
@TheMindofagenius1 +1
@TheMindofagenius1

the clip of Joey doing the stereotypical Aussie "yEa mAtE" while Chris is talking about how "laid back" he is absolutely killed me!! xD

Vor 3 Monate
@hurricaneb6243 +856
@hurricaneb6243

Me: That convenience store looks awfully familiar Chris: This is a fake set Me: Oh... Oh no

Vor 3 Monate
@ronweasley9001 +48
@ronweasley9001

Definitely definitely. Hahahaha

Vor 3 Monate
@mrchom +118
@mrchom

Next up will be a video on a sun lounger sat by “that pool”.

Vor 3 Monate
@ohredhk +45
@ohredhk

@@mrchom I would have recognize "that pool" immediately.

Vor 3 Monate
@mrchom +40
@mrchom

@@ohredhk Much like I recognise the back side of those fridges...definitely somewhere that's appeared a few times in..."spicy" Japanese films.

Vor 3 Monate
@seanfitzgerald9815 +5
@seanfitzgerald9815

You should seriously start a Japanese travel company. Have the company do tours the way you’d do an aboard series. It could do amazingly well if done right. And of course if you did I’d I’ll take a free trip for the idea thanks lol.

Vor 3 Monate
@darrenngui9392
@darrenngui9392

This comment needs more attention.

Vor 3 Monate
@lion_dragon
@lion_dragon

Hah! Just yesterday I was wondering what coffee and soda water mixed would be like. I shouldn't be surprised to find such a thing in my family's home country,... but I am. Quite pleasantly. It's almost like salmon roe and bacon stirred into natto. I love it and though my Japanese friends in college teased me about that being the most un-Japanese thing ever, it's pretty awesome. Now you've made me wonder, could I find such a thing in Japan?

Vor Monat
@wades_world22
@wades_world22

i just discovered this channel a few days ago as I am currently travelling in Tokyo and this video in particular had me dying 🤣🤣🤣 I am loving these videos, thank you

Vor 3 Monate
@Haph3us +6
@Haph3us

I've been seriously considering a move to Japan for a while, and after visiting earlier this year I've decided to go for it. Your videos and honesty have been a big influence in my decision to work hard to get there as well. Thank you for the amazing content Chris

Vor 3 Monate
@mandeep3.14 +2
@mandeep3.14

Ganbare ✊🏼 livin the dream

Vor 3 Monate
@MaximSupernov
@MaximSupernov

Where are you from, btw?

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@moneysins +492
@moneysins

Let me just say your Patron itinerary is a god send as I’m planning an October Japan trip with my girlfriend, it’s been such a help for us!

Vor 3 Monate
@AbroadinJapan +114
@AbroadinJapan

Glad it could help! Looking forward to turning it into an itinerary video soon!

Vor 3 Monate
@roberttene9571 +8
@roberttene9571

@@AbroadinJapan Yes please! Me and my family have been planning a trip in Japan for the past months, and a two week itinerary of the best places to visit from you, Chris Broad himself, would definetly be a godsend! Cheers Chris!

Vor 3 Monate
@ManyInterestsLittleTime +17
@ManyInterestsLittleTime

To me, videos of Japan don't need a gimmick to get views as much as great cinematography and interesting locations. So, more travel vlogs! Everywhere! Personally, I like living vicariously through other people's travels because I'm currently working my a** off for the first vacation of my life to be something memorable, like traveling abroad. All of these videos make me happy to be on this planet and also give me a sense of humanity when my gov job makes me feel like I'm not doing enough. Thank you.

Vor 3 Monate
@InterviewingJapan
@InterviewingJapan

God bless you Chris for being a positive ambassador of Japan's gaijin community.

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@joergbock1976
@joergbock1976

Thanks alot for your videos! You're a great story teller mixing interesting facts, entertaining anecdotes and comedy, topped with ever-improving footage. Now shuddup'n take me money (just the kindle edition, you know, space :P). Dave-in-Japan, YouTube-Man #1! Nearly 2 a.m., seems like the perfect time to check this Odishon movie. Arigato gozaimasu, Mr. Broad!

Vor 3 Monate
@kmzxtool +2
@kmzxtool

This video was so entertaining on so many levels. Fantastic edits as well. I love how all the little jokes are snuck in before the cuts.

Vor 3 Monate
@ShinzoShi +2
@ShinzoShi

Im moving to japan in 3-4 years from now and your youtube videos really helped me to know more about japan from the dangers to pretty much knowing your experiences showing me what not to do reaally helps more than you think

Vor 3 Monate
@atmaweapon2803 +172
@atmaweapon2803

Miyamoto popping out of a pipe broke me. 😂 Thanks for all the laughs and amazing content, always.

Vor 3 Monate
@AbroadinJapan +60
@AbroadinJapan

Keep an eye out while wandering passed the pipes of Kyoto station!

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@milquetoastmotorcyclist9800 +1
@milquetoastmotorcyclist9800

@@AbroadinJapan Passed? 🤣

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@megantkociolek +5
@megantkociolek

More videos of you and Sharla traveling would be amazing.

Vor 3 Monate
@AndreVS +1
@AndreVS

I kept wondering why the place looked sooooo familiar, it felt like I had seen this place before... And then it hit me! I've seen 🌽🌽🌽 that was filmed there before.... 😅... A lot actually, in the convenience store, office and president room...

Vor 3 Monate
@jht5225
@jht5225

YESSSS! Ask Abroad!! Mate these newer videos are brilliant. I love your old stuff but your new stuff has really found itself

Vor 3 Monate
@Crimsontears83
@Crimsontears83

That was great. As someone who's lived in Tohoku for only 6 years I agree with much of what was said. Japan has its issues but, at the moment, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be.

Vor 3 Monate
@derrickrose4233
@derrickrose4233

This was so nice to watch loved all these rooms and the Q&A was great always love to know things about Japan the good and bad and then the bloopers😂 Great work Chris thanks for all your hard work!❤

Vor 3 Monate
@helvete983 +89
@helvete983

Shigeru Miyamoto is not often recognised by Japanese people because he is very behind the scenes in his work, he said in an interview it is mainly foreign tourists who recognise him due to his photo being more widespread in Western media.

Vor 3 Monate
@Queen_Supreme +1
@Queen_Supreme

Always appreciate your Q&A's and your honesty. 🙏 It hasn't scared me away from wanting to visit japan! I'll be buying your book for sure

Vor 3 Monate
@badspeller101 +1
@badspeller101

I love this channel. Such great production value

Vor 3 Monate
@leviregan3999
@leviregan3999

Awesome Q&A, one thing I've always been curious of, is how the Cinema/Movie going experience differs to Europe/US in Japan. Also loving the book so far Chris, great stuff :D

Vor 3 Monate
@magmarr8304
@magmarr8304

I love your traveling vids aswell Chris! Those vids are honestly some of the most fun to watch on youtube for me

Vor 3 Monate
@orangepotato2112
@orangepotato2112

Funny as hell, was looking forward to seeing a comment video and all the set viewing was sick too. You keep getting better at telling good stories Chris!

Vor 3 Monate
@darkdevil642 +446
@darkdevil642

Your book has been full of comedy and extremely addicting, I literally cannot put it down - and I don’t read books at all. You’ve turned me into a bookworm. Kudos and good luck hitting that Sunday Times Best Seller status, very well deserved if so!

Vor 3 Monate
@JokeswithMitochondria +2
@JokeswithMitochondria

i can't wait to buy it

Vor 3 Monate
@Listenimtooshyalright +6
@Listenimtooshyalright

@@JokeswithMitochondria i was curious about ur username so clicked on ur profile. Wasnt disappointed lol

Vor 3 Monate
@MrNajibrazak +1
@MrNajibrazak

ok i am sold

Vor 3 Monate
@istiompaxindica9676 +2
@istiompaxindica9676

Im interested in that chapter 5 "mr dicks", heard it on the podcast lol

Vor 3 Monate
@Shire_Sam
@Shire_Sam

The test sets are interesting. The traditional Japanese apartment looks fantastic ! Would just like to say I have been following your channel for a few years now. Just bought the book and have got to page 147. You can almost imagine Chris's voice in your head as you read the book. It is a very easy read. Interesting , fun & the little Japanese words/ phrases that are used are very informative. Thank you so much for this book ❤ I would like to know is when the graphic novel is coming out! 😁

Vor 3 Monate
@-Jake
@-Jake

Ordered! $21 for a hardback including delivery overseas (to USA from UK) is actually very reasonable. Excited, going to be a coffee table book.

Vor 3 Monate
@TheBeast490 +1
@TheBeast490

Question for you Chris! Japan is known for their unique food and snacks/drinks. What is the most interesting and/or oddest things you have consumed during your stay in Japan? Would you recommend any for those visiting? I love these videos!

Vor 3 Monate
@george46light
@george46light

What I like about your channel is that it is so much more than showing some stuff in Japan. It's the whole combination of you, the people around you, with Japan definitely being important, sometimes on the foreground, sometimes as an afterthought. Or something like that.

Vor 3 Monate
@deltavictor8369
@deltavictor8369

I think Tully's Black and Soda sounds good, yes. As a summer drink, I'll sometimes do espresso with Topo Chico, over ice. Refreshing, caffeinated, excellent. But maybe an acquired taste.

Vor 3 Monate
@AshJapan +208
@AshJapan

As an Australian guy, I feel like 沈黙 (the silence) is just as important in Australia, especially among friends. Nobody's got the time or the energy to talk constantly, so we tend to search out friends that we're capable of sitting in silence with without it being awkward, and still having a good time. Being with people where the pressure is on to continually converse is draining.

Vor 3 Monate
@OldskoolK31 +6
@OldskoolK31

I feel the same thing in the UK exists to be honest. If I can't spend time in silence with a colleague / mate then I feel uncomfortable.

Vor 3 Monate
@shutdahellup69420 +5
@shutdahellup69420

i feel like he was talking about a different kinda silence here, i "think" its different from the comfortable silence with your buddies.

Vor 3 Monate
@SewingBoxDesigns +1
@SewingBoxDesigns

I think buddy silence is what they call Hara, the mutual understanding silence of 'the belly' or just plain gut instinct.

Vor 3 Monate
@dark_knight109 +3
@dark_knight109

So, this video was my first introduction to "chinmoku" - thank you for explaining that, I'd never heard that word before, and it just lifted an invisible weight off my shoulders. I'm a martial artist and on my last visit to Japan, I was worried for much the same reasons you were - oftentimes during training with my Sensei, there would be long pauses in the conversation and I wasn't sure whether I was supposed to be filling them or if there was an expectation of me during them. It's good to know this is a normal part of Japanese conversation.

Vor 3 Monate
@themrgumbatron
@themrgumbatron

Well done on the Ted Talk. What a great episode. Keep slaying in Tokyo.

Vor 3 Monate
@LynkCableTv +1
@LynkCableTv

I made my preorder for the audiobook yesterday and I can’t wait to hear all the stories you have to share with us :)

Vor 3 Monate
@melyourheart +1
@melyourheart

I absolutely love such videos filled with QnA, stories. I laughed & I also got touched. I appreciate your work, ideas, humour a lot.

Vor 3 Monate
@silverian +2
@silverian

As Finnish.. this silence part.. feels so familiar.. and really nice when Chris "rents" Japanese convinience store where captured owner somehow looks the very same people like scary Principal..

Vor 3 Monate
@joshuac2991 +307
@joshuac2991

As soon as Chris mentioned that the "bed room" stage could have been used for more salacious materials I realized that wait... i've seen that convenience store before... OOOh boy.

Vor 3 Monate
@5H4D0W_60D +18
@5H4D0W_60D

*_Sauce?_*

Vor 3 Monate
@kelvinw.1384 +21
@kelvinw.1384

Lmao...so did I like 10 mins in...I was like who would use that set....then I was like.......oh...I've seen that film.

Vor 3 Monate
@pissum420 +2
@pissum420

What are you talking about

Vor 3 Monate
@andris9509 +16
@andris9509

JAV 😂

Vor 3 Monate
@alibol2343 +2
@alibol2343

The famous stairway designed by Leonard de Vinci which the Japanese temple based their own stairway on is at the Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley in France. It is designed with two spirals so that two people can use the staircase at the same time without running into one another. It's called the double helix staircase.

Vor 3 Monate
@Eiitou +2
@Eiitou

Love every video Chris! Can't wait to see the upcoming series "Taken for Garnted" Or perhaps your next musical hit! "Ode to Joey" You make a world of difference by making everyone smile/laugh and I just wanted to say thank you!😊

Vor 3 Monate
@markmyers3066
@markmyers3066

Cris needs to hand the reigns over to Natsuki and let him decide where they will explore next....the streets of Chicago.... Australia with all of its charm (and Joey the Anime Man can be your guide!) Whatever way he decides to do it. This would definitely expand the "ABROAD" channel!!!

Vor 3 Monate
@G.Patrick_Johnson
@G.Patrick_Johnson

I bought your Kindle book immediately upon hearing it was released. I have been following you, and your crew for years. It is because of you that I have Japan on my bucket list of countries to visit.

Vor 3 Monate
@yohane894
@yohane894

i would watch you make videos literally about anything! i think that if you run out of videos based around japan it will be fine!

Vor 3 Monate
@sakuranippon4434 +149
@sakuranippon4434

Started reading your book today Chris after waiting days for it to come. Am at Chapter 10 and so far having a blast. Great idea to write a book. It’s definitely something I would pay to read 👏🎉🍾

Vor 3 Monate
@EduardoJRamos
@EduardoJRamos

Great vid once again. I will try to get your book here in UK and read it on my way to Japan this October. About that double spiral staircase, there's one in Chambord Castle (France) and another one in the Vatican Museums, both as you say, Dan Vinci's idea. Keep up the good work.

Vor 3 Monate
@MichaelsPwner
@MichaelsPwner

Adventure is something you should lean into. You have done the bicycling across Japan, but there are plenty of other types of adventures that you can do that isn’t just travel. Rock climbing in Japan, backpacking in Japan, scuba diving in Japan, etc. You can use it as an opportunity to try new things while also showing off the amazing places you can go to do them. You could even show off the challenges of attempting to do some of them. Maybe rock climbing isn’t really a thing in Japan and therefore getting equipment or finding classes is difficult. Just something to think about.

Vor 3 Monate
@xcirclesquareLTRT
@xcirclesquareLTRT

My family and I just moved to Kobe, after watching your videos for so long - Your new book will be my first book purchase in Japan! Please keep making your videos, especially the travel series they are so helpful and inspiring.

Vor 3 Monate
@Alchemeleon
@Alchemeleon

Hahaha so glad Gassatta made it into an episode. I made the mistake of buying that in the spirit of adventure while in Japan and had much the same reaction. Felt bad I couldn't finish it but it truly was like the worst combo of tongue-numbing carbonation and bitter aftertaste

Vor 3 Monate
@iancarpenter441 +1
@iancarpenter441

Hi Chris! I just got back from Japan last Sunday. It was my fifth time there and I'm already planning my return. I love your videos and they make the experience fun. Thank you for that.

Vor 3 Monate
@AlinaTheGoblin +137
@AlinaTheGoblin

I'm over 50 pages in and whipping through the book quickly! Your book has more of a voice and personality than the classic "Youtuber-wrote-a-book" stereotypes. I will genuinely recommend this to my friends, it's a real treat, Chris, you should be proud of yourself. Hope you write more in the future! While I won't be able to go to Japan anytime soon (not until they have safer gluten-free options, damn my intolerance), I'll be living vicariously through your adventures with Sharla, Connor, Joey, Natsuki, and all the rest. Cheers! (manifesting the chance that your book tour comes to Chicago!)

Vor 3 Monate
@Lavender_Dreams
@Lavender_Dreams

Oh! #5 the Bar, that's where detective Aki's intro (Akidearest) was shot, really cool ^^ thanks for sharing this with us Chris! Definitely a lot of potential to make a short series or short horror film as you stated. If you decide to make one, that would be awesome.

Vor 3 Monate
@princeapoopoo5787
@princeapoopoo5787

I am currently drinking so it took an embarrassingly long amount of time to realise it was just a set. Congrats on the book, Chris. Hope it continues to do well. And I hope the renovations of your set go smoothly.

Vor 3 Monate
@philipcable437
@philipcable437

Good luck with the sales of your book Chris and thanks for all the great content up to this point.

Vor 3 Monate
@anotherdaveiknow
@anotherdaveiknow

Chris trying the Tully's soda coffee is the quality content I come to this channel for. Also, congrats on the book!

Vor 3 Monate
@ZakJaeb +1
@ZakJaeb

Just bought the book!! Cannot wait to read 📖 #1 in travel humor on Amazon😂 congrats Chris!!🎉

Vor 3 Monate
@FeyFen +63
@FeyFen

Honestly, Chris, lot's of respect on how much work you even put into a Q and A, were others would just have set down somewhere in their livingroom or on a park bench or something and read out questions to answer, your rented out a filmset and filmed some scenes. Your love for video/film creation always really shows.

Vor 3 Monate
@NateCochrane +1
@NateCochrane

Sold out in Amazon AU. Paperback was sold out before it went on sale. I snaffled the last hardback in the country. UK still has a few left. Well done, Chris, on a smashing publishing debut.

Vor 3 Monate
@WCD_Media1881
@WCD_Media1881

Congrats on the Book, Chris. I tried writing novels before deciding I wanted to do YouTube. Surprisingly I failed at both but you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. I'm glad some is living the life I have always wanted for myself. It gives me hope.

Vor 3 Monate
@mrurle296
@mrurle296

i'd love to see chris collab with rhett and link one day, their form of content have comedic storytelling that i think would work well together 😭😭

Vor 3 Monate
@cripplepool
@cripplepool

Hey Chris! I've been a fan now for about 3-4 years now. I found you while looking up videos of/about Japan & I always wish to visit one day in my lifetime but from everything I've seen so far from you, Conner, Felix & Tokyo lens is that Japan doesn't look so handicap accessible for someone whose in a wheelchair 😅 I wanted to ask if you could do a video seeing if Japan is one day? Hope all is well mate ☺️

Vor 3 Monate
@EximiusDux +4
@EximiusDux

Great video. It's a bit of everything. All of Abroad in Japan's signature subjects condensed into one very high quality video. Seriously, the image quality on this video is insane. The travel video, the standard vlog, reading bad comments, Sharmeleon, Cdawg, jokes. All in one.

Vor 3 Monate
@kourtneyespinoza1091 +83
@kourtneyespinoza1091

Wow 10 year’s Chris!!! I’ve been watching you since I was 13 with the hopes of learning Japanese and visiting Japan. I’m now 21, and have finished my minor in Japanese and am planning on teaching English in Japan. Thanks for providing quality content!

Vor 3 Monate
@laylakukulkatracey490
@laylakukulkatracey490

I would love if you could make a video about what to buy from a supermarket here and how to cook it. I just moved here and I’m stumped on what to cook and buy in this foreign country.

Vor 23 Tage
@rallycelica
@rallycelica

Hi Chris! Awesome video. You should consider going to the 2023 WRC Rally Japan. It's being held from 16th to the 19th of november on the Honshu island. You will not believe the speeds these mad men get up on the tight and twisty mountain roads. Could be some good content!

Vor 3 Monate
@my0hmy +1
@my0hmy

I got my book copy today so excited to read it chris I've followed u since I was 13!! I always watched ur videos to relax or have a good laugh you are so amazing to me and I hope u continue to do what makes u happy and I can speak for all of us fans we will always support you 🥰 and I know u probably won't come here for your book tour but still gonna say it come to Nashville please !😂❤

Vor 3 Monate
@antzerobooks
@antzerobooks

great job at the book, it's honestly really well written

Vor 3 Monate
@nanmarshall4178 +1
@nanmarshall4178

Really looking forward to your book! I just got an Amazon package yesterday with a sticker saying "Arrived Unsealed." The package was empty. Not quite sure how to resolve that through Amazon UK, but I will figure it out. Excited to read all your stories! Congratulations on taking this big step!

Vor 3 Monate
@Watchfulexplorer +128
@Watchfulexplorer

I'm currently halfway through your book, and have just put it down for the night when I saw you'd uploaded! I just wanted to say I'm so grateful you made the book it's absolutely brilliant! To anybody considering getting the book, please do because it's genuinely fantastic

Vor 3 Monate
@sakuranippon4434 +4
@sakuranippon4434

Yep. It absolutely is. I have it here sitting beside me and would be still reading had Chris not decided to upload.

Vor 3 Monate
@paultuck
@paultuck

You're not wrong about it looking like every Japanese office. I swear that's the exact same room layout when they showed Shinuchi Mai at work, OL and Nogizaka Idol.

Vor 3 Monate
@Joe-pp3lp +1
@Joe-pp3lp

It would be awesome if you could somehow interview Hideki Naganuma he’s a video game composer with a mostly western following it would be amazing to watch. He also has a very interesting Twitter feed.

Vor 3 Monate
@bidvision +1
@bidvision

Really pleased for you about the book. Being published by Penguin is no joke! I'll definitely be buying it.

Vor 3 Monate
@305vibesss
@305vibesss

That silence bit is interesting. It’s funny to see during parties and how people ‘come back’ from it. Ima start contemplating extra hard when it happens 😂

Vor 3 Monate

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