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We all have our bad days, where we need to take our mind elsewhere for the sake of our own sanity. Here hopefully you’ll find at least one video that’ll put a smile on your face. Whether it’s peeking inside a terribly written English textbook for Japanese students, watching a cynical British guy take on his bags of hate mail, or the incredible confusion of Japanese-English marketing.

Perhaps it’s witnessing half a dozen Japanese people being destroyed by popular British food Marmite, or discovering how stressful it can to battle culture shock in Japan. Maybe it’s a food challenge involving a portion of monster ramen, or a wacky tour of the inside of a love hotel. Re-energise your spirit, by escaping to the crazy and chaotic world of Abroad in Japan.

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What Teaching English in Japan was REALLY Like

Having taught English in Japan for 3 years with 2,000 hours of classroom experience, I take a look at the highs and lows that come with the job, including my most awkward moment with a student....

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Exposing What's On My Bookshelf | Room Tour

From self-help guides and Japanese language learning, to fan art, bizarre calendars and newspapers, I go through the odd assortment of items on my bookshelf. ...

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WORST DRINKING GAME EVER

Let's reverse engineer some 'cocktails'....

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Mount Fuji RUINED My Day

Mount Fuji is a spectacular wonder to behold. We head to Lake Kawaguchi at the base of the mountain to get a glimpse....

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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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Why I'm Losing Faith in Youtube

Youtube is demonetising wave after wave of videos at the expense of creators with little justification....

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Being Rudely Awoken by a North Korean Missile

North Korea fired a missile and woke up half of north Japan. I then complain about being woken up for about 3 minutes, as the wailing siren goes on and on....

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4 Ways Living in Japan Changed Me

For the 100th video, I look back on ways Japanese culture may have changed my personality. ...

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Japanese Idol Girls Ruined by Marmite & Liqourice

Head to head with Japanese Idols girls in a battle to the almost death, things get a bit unpleasant. Thanks to Kissbee Samurai Girls for taking part in the mayhem....

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British Guy in Japan Reads Hate Mail

TIME TO COMPLETE THE TRILOGY OF HATE MAIL VIDEOS...We're going back in. One more time....

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Monster Ramen Challenge | Akihabara, Tokyo

MEGA PORK RAMEN: On a trip to Akihabara in Tokyo, we went head to head to see who could finish a ridiculous mountain of ramen first....

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DON'T GET FAT IN JAPAN

Getting Fat in Japan comes with consequences ....... let me explain....

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Inside a Japanese Love Hotel

Love Hotels are big business in Japan. Let's go and check them out....

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Crazy ENGRISH | Japanese-English Marketing

Engrish. Japanglish. Whatever you call it, Japanese-English marketing is full of crazy and absurd surprises. Let's go downtown and see what we can find. (( *WARNING* May include some sarcasm ))...

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Reading Your Ridiculous Hate-Filled Comments

Let's read your ridiculous comments and hate mail. Also includes Vietnamese dictators, Clowns and Golden Diamonds. ...

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TEACHING SWEAR WORDS IS IMPORTANT

An angry rant at people who fail to appreciate the importance of teaching swear words....

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How to Date Japanese Girls | Secrets Revealed

How to date Japanese girls? The annoyingly frequent question. My friend Chiaki and I finally sat down to discuss the topic once and for all....

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4 Reasons Japanese-English Marketing is Amazing | Engrish

Japanese-English marketing is one of Japan's undervalued treasures. Discover a language that's superior to standard English and how it's exploited to sell products and services within Japan....

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Japanese People Attempt to Eat Marmite

Japanese people try Marmite for the first time...and it certainly got a reaction. Is the Japanese market ready for Marmite?...

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British Guy Reads Hate Mail

Some British guy reads through a range of bizarre comments that have accumulated over the past few months, whilst trying to win over Americans and explaining why British people love rapper "Pitbull"....

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TOKYO'S CRAZIEST BAR | Kagaya Bar

Brace yourself for Tokyo's craziest bar - Bar Kagaya. A crazy frog, an amazing rendition of Star Wars and a man who stops at nothing to entertain. Prepare to discard logic....

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Japanese thoughts on British Culture

In preparation for my Japanese friends first trip to the UK, we sat down to discuss British culture, covering everything from Harry Potter to Chavs, Restaurant etiquette to the Queen - complete with "combat training"....

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Japan's Poorest Girl Group

Recently in Japan a new girl group was announced to take the country by storm. There's just one twist...they're all in considerable debt. Let the miracle transformation begin....

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (ft. Natsuki)

This week my friend Natsuki and I took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for the ALS Association....

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Living in Japan and Losing Weight

If you live in Japan, surely you'll naturally lose weight? After all, living in Japan means you'll naturally adopt the healthy Japanese lifestyle and probably live until your 300 years old....

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TEACHING SWEAR WORDS TO JAPANESE PEOPLE

*Warning* This video contains a ridiculous amount of swear words, for genuinely educational purposes.*...

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The Worst Thing about Asia

For many people who have either visited or lived in Asia, this situation may prove awkwardly familiar. For everyone else, it remains a stark reminder to prepare your legs before journeying to Asia....

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Japanese Thoughts on British Snacks

What do Japanese people think of British snacks? After recently being sent some snacks from back home I took them to my good friend Natsuki, an eccentric Japanese guy with outstanding hair, to get his opinion....

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KFC Christmas Japan: A Delicious Alternate Reality

Every year on christmas day, KFC Japan experiences it's busiest day of the year. KFC in Japan has become the equivalent of an annual christmas dinner, in a day that is not only awesome but often feels like an alternate reality....

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The Horrors of Japanese - English Textbooks

Japanese-English Textbooks: Experience depressing and bizarrely written stories and crap English dialogue. Having taught for a year in Japan now I've had the joy of using many Japanese-English written textbooks....

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Living in Japan: Culture Shock!

Culture Shock in Japan, Convenience and Sushi: I've now been in Japan two months and in this video I briefly describe the experience of culture shock and also discuss the theme of convenience in Japanese culture....

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An awkward encounter at a Japanese restaurant

A fax machine special - Chris and Pete replace the paper in the xerox and read out more tall tales from you legends. ...

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Goodbye Chris!

Chris heads back to Japan, but before he leaves we take one last look at the fax machine! ...

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Pete and Chris: Live in Japan!

Chris and Pete take a less-than-leisurely stroll through Shibuya's love hotel district, and answer your emails. It's a podcast...on the move! (Contains crows.) ...

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The Abroad in Japan podcast anniversary!

Pete and Chris are back and they want to thank you guys for listening to them for 52 whole weeks. What a trip!...

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Akemashite omedetou! (Happy new year)

Pete swears blind he didn't tip a van over in Shibuya, and Chris still can't think of a new year's resolution. ...

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Six things we'd change about Japan!

Mummified men, fax machines and outdoor drinking all get a once over in this week's episode - and Chris makes an obscene admission about his love for Pocari Sweat....