• Am 27 Jun 2020 veröffentlicht
  • 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  Vor 15 Tage +4526

    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...

    • Manji Studio
      Manji Studio Vor 17 Minuten

      Some British people do spit when they talk though

    • Souciance Eqdam Rashti
      Souciance Eqdam Rashti Vor 7 Stunden

      Couldn't find anywhere else so will comment here in case you do you read it Chris. It would be good to also see some videos where you go through some of the more complicated issues within Japanese culture, both past and present. What is the country's relationship to WWII and what happened in China? What do some foreigners enjoy living in Japan and some call it racist? Why do Japanese prefer robots to take care of their elderly and not bring in foreign labour? What I mean is, any culture is a mix of various beliefs, most of your videos are showing the nicer parts of Japan..which is cool for us who live elsewhere, like in Sweden (where I am). But it would be good to also go deeper, perhaps more documentary style in the Japanese culture, whether what comes out is good, bad or a mix.

    • goaty mcgoatface
      goaty mcgoatface Vor 2 Tage +1

      Have you ever shat in your hand and threw it at your server for giving you over cooked soggy ramen noodles? If no, you should. There reaction will be funny. However, if you decide to, please get an STD check first. Hepatitis can be transferred through poo and that would be taking it too far

    • Tora GuuMoonRyoung
      Tora GuuMoonRyoung Vor 2 Tage

      So japanese tv is as much of a shitshow as the USA? Ok...

    • Patricia Llamas
      Patricia Llamas Vor 2 Tage

      Magritte: 'This is not a pen.' 😁 Cheers for sharing, Chris, your video made me chuckle, and that means a lot these days. 🤗 Warm regards from Buenos Aires 🥰

  • PrAndonuts
    PrAndonuts Vor 34 Sekunden

    I'd like have NHK eTele here

  • Nathaniel Beven
    Nathaniel Beven Vor 10 Minuten

    what about Gaki?! only 6 minutes in. hopefully i see something about it!

  • Manji Studio
    Manji Studio Vor 11 Minuten

    Do the Japanese realise how culturally unacceptable KANCHO is in the rest of the world? Here in the UK its called rape, without permission forcing 4 fingers I to someone's butt hole is pretty frowned upon

  • Manji Studio
    Manji Studio Vor 18 Minuten

    Listen to the AMAZING Abroad in Japan podcast, the BEST way of learning about Japan without getting f###ing kanchoed

  • Roy Marshall
    Roy Marshall Vor 29 Minuten

    Gaki no Tsukai is still pretty great though (and they are far from polite to each other lol), even if the Batsu stuff isn't as great as it once was.

  • Cláudio Pinto
    Cláudio Pinto Vor Stunde

    Hi Chris. Kinda curious about this. Are there "All you can eat" buffets for sushi in Japan? They are really popular where I'm from but I think they wouldn't be very profitable because of the top sushi quality in japan.

  • IExist
    IExist Vor Stunde

    Interesting I honestly thought I would like japanese television because I'm tired of people overreacting to things in the west. Turns out they overreact even more lol

  • Michael Müller
    Michael Müller Vor 2 Stunden

    Well TV in general sucks, so unless you want to lose brain cells, dont watch it. I'd rather lose brain cells on my own accord by looking at memes on reddit, thank you very much.

  • IExist
    IExist Vor 2 Stunden

    Holy shit I didn't even notice it was a green screen in the beginning. Technology has come so far

  • Yux.T N.
    Yux.T N. Vor 2 Stunden

    other than some anime and recently I've been watching old samurai films = yeah i don't watch japanese TV

  • Japanese Stuff
    Japanese Stuff Vor 3 Stunden

    I hope someday I can meet you in Japan cuz u make me love everything about japan ❤️ yr presenting is cool ❤️

  • Navneeth Sajjeev
    Navneeth Sajjeev Vor 3 Stunden

    Who all came here from trash tast?

  • Marcelo B.
    Marcelo B. Vor 3 Stunden

    Are you a DEchannelr?

  • Blake Everett
    Blake Everett Vor 3 Stunden

    9/26 short hair ✅

  • Frostbite
    Frostbite Vor 3 Stunden

    Tokusatsu will do.

  • Thuy Bui
    Thuy Bui Vor 3 Stunden

    I have a question: If someone with severe allergies were to decline going out to eat with coworkers, and told them the reason for this, would it be considered rude or impolite? Of course, some places they would be able to eat together, but for the person with the allergies, they’d have to scope out the restaurant first.

    • IExist
      IExist Vor Stunde

      General advice for any culture. Can't you just say you can literally die if you're not careful and kindly ask them if you and them can plan a restaurant that makes sure you don't? I'm not from Japan, but surely that is reasonable

  • Roberto
    Roberto Vor 3 Stunden

    good episode! いいです

  • sKOTCH
    sKOTCH Vor 3 Stunden

    i was playing mgsv when the metal gear sound effect came on at 09:35

  • Bell Cranel
    Bell Cranel Vor 4 Stunden

    Hey what is your thought on duolingo Japanese?

  • I read a manga
    I read a manga Vor 4 Stunden

    LOL loves the little diorama! please more of this silliness Chris

  • miko foin
    miko foin Vor 6 Stunden

    whisper PPPPEENNN

  • Neo Naofumi
    Neo Naofumi Vor 7 Stunden +1

    Your representation of 95% of Japanese TV shows was spot on. However I have my own opinion as to why most of the TV shows in Japan are like this. Because if you look at the state of Japan it's really depressing. So they load with all sorts of positivities to relieve all of the worries from Japanese citizens. But they do that way too often to the point that people are becoming over-optimistic about everything, and they don't try to be critical when they should be. You are right that it would be extremely rude to criticize a work of those chefs in front of camera, so I'm not telling them to do that, but a little bit more intelligent discussions and constructive criticisms would be appreciated. You know you can be critical of something while respecting the fact that someone worked hard for it.

    • miko foin
      miko foin Vor 6 Stunden

      I feel like English has always been known as barbaric cause it's chaotic as fuck

  • TheOriginal GGHarasser
    TheOriginal GGHarasser Vor 7 Stunden

    I've seen shit like this throughout the years. It's a bit like old school "reaction youtube" where there's only 1 reaction - enthusiasm.
    Weird, given how dark some of their cinema is.

  • TheOriginal GGHarasser
    TheOriginal GGHarasser Vor 7 Stunden


  • Joseph Motter
    Joseph Motter Vor 7 Stunden

    Lived in Japan for 13 years. Yes,,,,, Japanese tv is very underwhelming because of how over expressed everything is, Japanese movies kind of dhck too,,,

  • andrew partin
    andrew partin Vor 8 Stunden

    Instructions unclear, invested all my money into a ticket to japan and a flatscreen

  • Ben C. Hode
    Ben C. Hode Vor 8 Stunden

    I thought they just watched anime all day to be honest

  • Task Don
    Task Don Vor 8 Stunden

    This reminds me a book named: Ichioku Souhakuchika.

  • kevin4gwen
    kevin4gwen Vor 8 Stunden

    Omg that seems like incredibly tacky 80s TV 😱

  • Laxed
    Laxed Vor 9 Stunden

    Takeshi Castle use to come on spike tv at 3am back in like 2005. They dub that show horribly

  • Avran Ittyipe
    Avran Ittyipe Vor 9 Stunden

    seems like most youtube reaction channels are imitating japanese tv

  • Jeffie Jeff's Art
    Jeffie Jeff's Art Vor 10 Stunden

    Very similar to Korean TV

  • Aryav Menon
    Aryav Menon Vor 10 Stunden

    chris makes gordon ramsey sound like the queen of england

  • William Gambrel
    William Gambrel Vor 10 Stunden

    This video is spot on! I'm impressed how well you were able to articulate this in a video. Very well done sir!

  • Hardxcore Geekin' It w/ Major G

    What are these "famous" Japanese shows you're talking about? Are they only famous in the UK? 🤣
    Anyway, Japanese broadcast TV is definitely like this, but whenever I've had a chance to see cable or satellite, I've seen a few interesting shows.
    I've gotta admit, though - I was surprised at how scripted it was when I just did a food show for my friend's food truck.
    I also find it kinda funny that Japan copyright strikes anybody who does a DEchannel reaction to Japanese media when LITERALLY every tv show in Japan does reactions

  • Happy Guy
    Happy Guy Vor 11 Stunden

    I didnt like television in the first place

  • FaylynSeryph
    FaylynSeryph Vor 12 Stunden

    It's like how people always say "TV is better in X" without knowing that everything is through a filter. It's why Americans think British television is better, but we only get the "Greatest Hits" like The Great British Bake Off or Doctor Who unless you seek out the terrible shows online somewhere.

  • darkyperv34
    darkyperv34 Vor 12 Stunden

    I feel like English has always been known as barbaric cause it's chaotic as fuck

  • Aperture Michelle
    Aperture Michelle Vor 12 Stunden

    wow it's like fox news but happy. one fakes joy and the other fakes outrage both are just on in the background of airport lobys and nursing homes alike.

  • Mateusz M
    Mateusz M Vor 12 Stunden

    Yo, 2 youtubers in china - had a show showing the good side of china. They had to escape because the CCP didn't like them. Japan - The TV is too nice!

  • Karl Nestler
    Karl Nestler Vor 12 Stunden

    holy shit man your re-enactment of Japanese TV is my favorite thing i've ever seen you do. Nailed it perfectly.

  • Geek Gnome
    Geek Gnome Vor 12 Stunden

    Where did you get a model of a 1980s Japanese living room? That is actually pretty cool.

  • petroglyph888 McGregor
    petroglyph888 McGregor Vor 12 Stunden

    At 11:28 you said the "bonds" [economically] and "mutual respect" between the UK and EU are "too strong" for Brexit to happen.... That's not what I've been hearing since the 90's. I've even read a little about the early history of the EEC. Frankly, I'm surprised Brexit didn't happen sooner. If it's any consolation, the UK will probably be just fine without the eurocrats.

  • yuto nakagawa
    yuto nakagawa Vor 12 Stunden

    i am japanese and i understand you, im laughing like hell cuz it's so true XD

  • Juni da Costa
    Juni da Costa Vor 13 Stunden

    THIS....IS...A...P- KABOOM

  • Hari Seldon
    Hari Seldon Vor 13 Stunden

    haha who the hell whatch tv in 2020 pops

  • Rafael Geraldo
    Rafael Geraldo Vor 14 Stunden

    this just makes me love japanese tv even more its like if you were force to make a tv show for a highschool event where all the parent would be present

  • Chloé Debrito
    Chloé Debrito Vor 14 Stunden

    Your attempt at japanese television sounds like a (every?) Hikakin video 😂

  • T M
    T M Vor 14 Stunden

    I want some more zumbo test watching people eat the regular object looking stuff

  • Jessie Ly
    Jessie Ly Vor 14 Stunden

    I love those salted egg potatoe chips yummmmmmmm !!!

  • Dwane Anderson
    Dwane Anderson Vor 15 Stunden

    If the theory that the Japanese language limits the spread of Covid19 is true, then it's a miracle that they were able to contain it in Germany.

  • Jacinta Marie
    Jacinta Marie Vor 15 Stunden

    Love it. Great content

    SLONGEST KONGEST Vor 16 Stunden

    Latterly p is a deadly one

  • millball
    millball Vor 16 Stunden

    Chris-san, well you do a video on Protestant Christianity in Japan? Arigatou gosaimasu.

  • Russian bot 1013
    Russian bot 1013 Vor 16 Stunden

    Wow your a remainer .unsubbed.

  • TotemoGaijin
    TotemoGaijin Vor 16 Stunden

    It's not all those dumb variety shows (although even they have a few redeeming segments once in a while). When I was there I got hooked on quite a few dramas like Attention Please, Kekkon Dekinai Otoko, and 1 Litre of Tears...there was also a weird show where a chimp interviewed celebrity guests, lol.

  • Faerie Aurora
    Faerie Aurora Vor 16 Stunden


  • Joel Walker
    Joel Walker Vor 16 Stunden

    So you're saying Japan's live action shows are as unoriginal as their anime. Ah, I see.

  • Bob Rodfernie
    Bob Rodfernie Vor 17 Stunden

    Wow that sure is a really crazy TV😲😲

  • Rhys Mulvaney
    Rhys Mulvaney Vor 17 Stunden

    I’m sure these game shows must be stupidly かた to make considering everyone is so very happy at every moment

  • Lenk
    Lenk Vor 17 Stunden

    15:17 The way he says BEANNS lmao

  • S Di Travels
    S Di Travels Vor 17 Stunden

    Can I please get a link to watch the video of you making stupid faces on Japanese TV? The interview you said you looked like a maniac? Thanks.

  • Drip Coral
    Drip Coral Vor 18 Stunden

    When anime is so great, why try with tv

  • Brendon Fuoco
    Brendon Fuoco Vor 18 Stunden

    How important is a good bow in Japan? Is the "shit bow" from curb your enthusiasm a thing?

  • Lars Ahlström
    Lars Ahlström Vor 18 Stunden

    You’re really great and funny. Please turn gay and marry me. Cheers. 😃

  • Emp Tee
    Emp Tee Vor 18 Stunden

    Spot on.

  • Jose Manuel Lopez Giraldez

    You Shall NOT PEN!

  • svilensam1
    svilensam1 Vor 19 Stunden

    Hi Chris,
    I watch and enjoy your videos as it reads perhaps my own observations of the life in Japan. I am married to Japanese and we live happily in London for over 20 years.
    The difference is that if we are to move to live in Japan I will do that in a hart beat and will never think of going back to London again. No offence .. nothing bad happened to us in Uk ever. Life in Japan though... it brings smile to my face in just thing about it.

  • bassmuscle101
    bassmuscle101 Vor 19 Stunden

    The tv skit was awesome!

  • CG Mason
    CG Mason Vor 20 Stunden

    No no, not an "expert" opinion but and expat opinion

  • Firemaster Mc
    Firemaster Mc Vor 20 Stunden

    This Is A Pen

    ALPHASTAR RU Vor 21 Stunde

    3:06 is it just me or does it look like the napkin moved before she said pen?

  • Daniel Spangler
    Daniel Spangler Vor 22 Stunden

    I agree with you Chris. I never understood and probably never will understand their television programs. I love visiting Japan. I don't speak Japanese. When I'm am there I am totally oblivious to what is going on. My wife translates for me otherwise I would never be able to go or do anything except buy coffee and beer. Coffee, beer and ramen, what more does a person need? Thanks for your videos. Very informative and entertaining as always.

  • Christina Nelson
    Christina Nelson Vor 22 Stunden

    Chris is look'n good.

  • The Cost 'of XD'
    The Cost 'of XD' Vor 22 Stunden

    Dude, wtf is up with TV these days, it's all exaggerated. No wonder people are becoming terrible... the Americans got all those reality shows, and WTF?.. Japan, you're drunk.. go home.

  • TechLiberator
    TechLiberator Vor 22 Stunden

    Honestly, Japan is a world of fakeness. You chose to live there.

  • Munin Raven
    Munin Raven Vor 22 Stunden

    Just heard the Journey Across Japan stock theme music in a 90's David Copperfield show trailer that was being reviewed... -_- dechannel.info/video/apqlanORerShrWo

  • Uzochi Okeke
    Uzochi Okeke Vor 23 Stunden +1

    To be fair, young people from every country don't watch that much TV anymore.
    The internet has everything we need.

  • Number Wrong
    Number Wrong Vor 23 Stunden

    Yes, recently TV show became rubbish.

  • Slevin Kolebra
    Slevin Kolebra Vor 23 Stunden

    The incredibly over exaggerated the force at which one "could" speak the English language, you can do this with any language. It all depends of each individuals pronunciation & volume level at which they speak their language.

  • Khôi Trần Anh
    Khôi Trần Anh Vor 23 Stunden

    I once thought of watching japanese tv shows to learn the language. Turn out it was worse than trying to learn japanese through anime.

  • FormosanBlackBear
    FormosanBlackBear Vor 23 Stunden

    Anime and JDrama is also on TV, I don't think those are included in your discussion...

  • Hannael Sifra Soehono
    Hannael Sifra Soehono Vor 23 Stunden

    I think its not only the Japanese shows have a lot of colorful text or overeacting about something. The Koreans tv show also have some similiarity like that and Taiwan too..

  • Wayne
    Wayne Vor Tag

    Great vid! I agree. But, an argument can be made for Japanese TV being "most influential." In 2000 NHK broadcast 2 shows I thought stupid and discussing: the next generation of the stunt show you described and MMA respectively. Both topping the charts in western TV today...

  • MrMCKlebeband
    MrMCKlebeband Vor Tag

    because japan is a mix between asia and america... absolute madness

  • Kurt Stedman
    Kurt Stedman Vor Tag

    DON'T. GET. ELIMINATED! Guy le Douche likes

  • Max Power
    Max Power Vor Tag

    Thanks for the spanish subs, bro.

  • haze
    haze Vor Tag

    Should i stop using english then..
    だめだ 日本語 ぁらぁらぁらぁ..
    Damn, i cant used to it, should i use my native language instead, nah,
    At this point sign language might work.

  • wnnalis cioov
    wnnalis cioov Vor Tag

    The director pointing a gun at them while the program going.

  • Van
    Van Vor Tag

    Why I don’t watch your channel 💤💤💤

    • wnnalis cioov
      wnnalis cioov Vor Tag

      Takeshi’s Castle? You must be from the UK because it’s not called that outside the UK. I’ll assure you, UK TV is far worse

  • matt prior
    matt prior Vor Tag

    Yes ! And you very well spotted the same thing like that why there are so many background tunes and noises of crowd cheering which kinda make these episodes like they are from 80s or 90s !
    Nordic / German/ French TV shows have some quite good hidden gems !

  • p6 exe
    p6 exe Vor Tag

    *WHAT ARE YOU!?*

  • WHO NO
    WHO NO Vor Tag

    You want to see "Tran Duc Bo" dancing no longer much better than Japanese TV

  • Linda Lai
    Linda Lai Vor Tag

    It's so funny , that it makes me forget my sciatica pain for a while .thank you

  • Playonce
    Playonce Vor Tag

    When I was 8 I watched takeshis castle on a dodgy television channel. Can't remember the channel name

  • Playonce
    Playonce Vor Tag

    I don't like this to wait. When is the next video coming out?

  • Rinslet Dreamwalker

    Chubby monster caught you at the end of the video :3
    Anyway, thank you for speaking so openly about your failures. It's so great for changing the perfectionist state of mind where nothing is better than failure.

  • 비둘기
    비둘기 Vor Tag

    H A T E R S G O N N A H A T E

  • Laura Rola
    Laura Rola Vor Tag

    Based on my limited experience with non-anime, non-drama Japanese TV, this seems pretty spot on.