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What a $20,000/Month Japanese Apartment is Like | Tokyo Home Tour

We go inside a $20,000 per month Japanese apartment in the heart of Harajuku, Tokyo. But how good can it really be? Let's take a tour!...

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How Living in Japan Has Changed Me

Does living in Japan for 8 years make you a better person? Let's find out....

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Why Chris is eating KFC for Christmas this year!

Spoiler: because he totally can!...

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Why Japan's biggest mascot contest is over forever!

Japan says goodbye to the financially expensive mascot contest - but *how* will we get cool new mascots now?...

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Wasting the Day Away at Sake Vending Machines

Wasting the Day Away at Sake Vending Machines | Niigata City, Niigata “Sake vending machines.”- Say it out loud. It’s f*cking magical isn’t it? Co...

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I Spent a Week with Japan's Biggest Rock Star

I spent an amazing week with Japanese rock legend Hyde (of L'arc en Ciel fame), getting to know the man behind the mask and helping my good friend Natsuki's dream come true....

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How Expensive is it to Travel Japan? | Budget Travel Tips

Travelling Japan is cheaper and easier than ever before thanks to a recent boom in tourism....

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12 Things NOT to do in Japan

What not to do in Japan! Learn the etiquette before you get here!...

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How Difficult is Travelling Japan without Japanese? | Travel Tips

Travelling Japan without Japanese might not be as tough as you think....

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Speaking Japanese Fluently in 6 Months | 6 Steps to Success

Speaking Japanese is a lot of fun! But what if you had to become fluent in just 6 months? Fear not. Here's a guide to make it happen! ...

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What Owning a Love Hotel in Japan is Like

Love hotels are big business in Japan, worth an estimated $40bn to the economy. For the first time ever we take a look behind the scenes of a love hotel and meet the charismatic owner who's built his world around the business....

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Inside Fukushima: What Happened After the Nuclear Disaster?

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster is unimaginable in scale. 8 years later in the midst of a $27bn decontamination effort, we explore inside the disaster zone and meet the locals to uncover the situation in Fukushima; past, present and future....

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Abroad in Japan Podcast | Weekly

Tune in to the No.1 Podcast about life in Japan as Chris Broad and co-host Pete Donaldson discuss weird, wacky and wonderful news going on around the country. From insider travel tips, and language learning secrets, to hilariously awkward travel stories sent in by listeners and a weekly Q&A answering your questions. With over 100 episodes and broadcast every Wednesday, there’s no better place to learn about life in Japan while you’re on the go.

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Journey Across Japan

A 2,000km journey, 28 episodes filmed daily in real-time and perhaps the most extensive travel series about Japan ever made. Follow Chris Broad and a cast of hilarious characters on a seemingly never-ending journey of despair, from Yamagata in north Japan, to the volcanic city of Kagoshima in Kyushu, as they devour mouthwatering cuisine, travel across jaw dropping landscapes, and get lost in neon cityscapes. Go along for the ride on this spectacular Journey Across Japan.

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Chris

A sarcastic Brit living in Japan, Chris Broad has been the cynical face of the Abroad in Japan Youtube channel since 2012, when he moved into a tiny countryside apartment in north Japan and quickly realised he could turn his name into a pun.

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Natsuki

Adventure into the absurd world of Natsuki, Japan's most eccentric and outspoken man. Fasten your seatbelts as we travel the world, undertaking challenges, discovering amazing locations and uncovering Japanese culture, with his witty insights and unpredictable personality leaving a trail of chaos at every turn.

Witness the Chaos
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Ryotaro

Chris "Abroad" in Japan and his trusty untrustworthy sidekick Ryotaro explore Japan. From secluded mountain temples and remote islands, to mouthwatering dishes, remarkable people and weird, bizarre and breathtaking locales, the series is quite possibly the best way to experience Japan outside of setting foot in Japan itself. Just watch out for Ryotaro's attempts to assassinate Chris.

Watch Our Adventures
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Pete

Having produced over 100 episodes of the Abroad in Japan Podcast together with Chris since 2018, and travelled Japan more extensively than most (across 10+ trips), Pete is a Japanophile and top London Radio DJ rolled into one.

Listen to our tales
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Neon Gallery

Inspired by Blade Runner and the Cyberpunk genre, here you'll find photographs from Chris' travels across Japan. Featuring urban scenes captured at night, the cities include Tokyo, Osaka, Sendai and Kobe.

Explore Japan at Night