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  • I think Japan might be one of those few countries in the world where

  • you can sit and eat Ghana

  • and drink Sour Calpis

  • whilst simultaneously watching a man

  • hypnotizing a woman into having a seizure on National Television

  • in front of a very large man...dressed as a woman

  • UK has Cadbury's, America has Hershey's

  • Japan of course has Ghana

  • which is the finest cheapest chocolate you can get, for about a hundred yens

  • It's great, I don't know if it has any connections with Ghana, or somebody thought

  • "Let's call it Ghana!"

  • Really great! If you come to Japan, definitely buy this stuff!

  • And there's no better way, to wash that Ghana down with a nice can of Calpis! Calpis Sour

  • I guess that any drink..that claims to be filtered through vodka and charcoal

  • will to same degree, taste like Calpis

  • So I have been in Japan for about 2 months now

  • I feel like I'm no longer on holiday, I really do live in Japan

  • And this is quite weird for me 'cause this is the first time I've ever lived abroad

  • So one of the things I wanted to talk about is Culture Shock

  • As its something who affects people who move abroad for the first time

  • And it's something that I've had now particularly as I don't speak Japanese

  • And it's quite a weird sensation

  • There are 3 stages to Culture Shock

  • The first is Initial Euphoria

  • This beer came with a free hand towel

  • How good is that?

  • Oh look, there are Buddhas...carved in the rock

  • Oh my god those sushis

  • What are all these colorful things?

  • Woaw that is a mountain!

  • Oh a vending machine!

  • It's a vending machine

  • Oh another vending machine!!!

  • I just opened my bank account, and I got a free towel...a FREE TOWEL with my BANK ACCOUNT

  • You would NOT get that in the UK!!

  • Yeaaah....it's a.........water bill...

  • The Second is Irritation and Hostility

  • Literally, I'm running out of room for these f....ing towels

  • I just got my Internet but I feel a bit of a snag

  • I....can't read any of this...

  • Where are the god damn muffins???!

  • Hello I'm having problems with my Internet

  • Oh I don't speak Japanese

  • English...? No?.....Okay

  • Yeah, well I don't need the Internet anyway

  • What are they on about?

  • The third stage is Gradual Adjustment

  • And I think that's the stage I'm in now

  • There are days where I feel like i'm in a giant theme park

  • and there are days where I feel like there is a barrier between me and the Japanese people

  • So at least Culture Shock is driving me to learn Japanese

  • Pushing me. So in retrospects it's probably a good thing!

  • There's a big theme of convenience in Japan

  • And you're never far away from two things:

  • Convenience Stores, and Vending Machines

  • Vending machines sit pretty much on every street corner

  • In the UK having a vending machine on every other street just wouldn't work

  • Simply because they would get smashed up after only 45 minutes

  • Here in Japan you can put one in the middle of nowhere

  • Because of the almost non-existent crime rates

  • It's not a problem

  • Small convenience stores line every other street

  • Opened 24 hours a day

  • 11 days a week, 365 days a year

  • And you can do some pretty cool things at the convenience store

  • From buying airline tickets to paying your water and electricity bills

  • Unless like me...

  • you can't read your bills so you just put them in this special Japanese cupboard designed to put your bills in

  • Because you aren't gonna pay for something you can't read

  • All the way up until you get deported

  • One of the most convenient tools in Japan, is this:

  • It's called a Hanko Stamp

  • And basically it's your own personalized stamp

  • which you use to stamp all the hundreds and millions of documents you get on a daily basis

  • And I'd never heard of it before I came to Japan

  • And there are entire shops dedicated to craft these personalized stamps

  • and selling these cases

  • And you can get some pretty pimped-up stamps made of like gold or silver...

  • ..depleted uranium..

  • Little holders for your stamp it's pretty cool admittedly

  • And I like using it coz I feel like a lazy gangster

  • Because you do get so much paperwork in Japan as well, it's easier than doing a signature again and again

  • It's a lot of fun to use

  • And I quite like stamping things just for the fun of it

  • As I mentioned in my last video

  • My kitchen is quite small, designed to make you eat out every other night

  • Because in my mind it's too difficult to physically prepare dinner or food in such a small space

  • But to some degree this kitchen is once again a good example of Japanese innovation on foresight

  • because by having such a small kitchen, I eat out every other night

  • and in the process making me walk to restaurants, keeping me fit!

  • So, to some degree, the Kitchen is keeping me fit and healthy

  • Although I did just get a car

  • BUT one of my favorite places is a chain of sushi restaurants called Kappa Zushi

  • And it's popular with families or with people who like to stuff their face with raw fish, soy sauce and green tea

  • All for a 1000 yens which isor 12$

  • When I first started going I thought, like most things Japanese

  • it had a real air of convenience about it, after all

  • your food comes to you on a conveyor belt

  • or you order it on the screen and it comes to you on this little train

  • Which is amazing, it's honestly the future

  • but now, in train form

  • and you wonder why all your food isn't brought to you on a train

  • It just makes sense

  • But what I find is it's not the convenience of it all that's impressive

  • but how it's actually designed to make you eat more than you'd actually want in the first place

  • And maybe it's me just being greedy but...allow me to explain!

  • You go in, sit down, pour your green tea

  • and then you go up to the screen, ordering what food you want

  • While you're waiting for 5 minutes for the train to pass by, you'll inevitably take some things off of the conveyor belt

  • Just..just to get you started

  • And when you finish those, the train will probably pull up

  • with all your food

  • and off you go again

  • When it's time for Round 2 you turn your attention back to the screen

  • Go through a few pages

  • And you come across something called...

  • First bonito Concrete Floor

  • And this isn't just any Bonito Concrete Floor, this is the FIRST Bonito Concrete Floor

  • Err..assuming that there's...more than one

  • Bonito being "beautiful" in Spanish, or at least I thought it was

  • and when you see something that says Bonito Concrete Floor

  • which is either a ridiculous mistranslation

  • or just the world's greatest order at a sushi restaurant

  • You inevitably get it!

  • And sit there and wait!

  • If you're someone impatient like me, you start taking more and more fish from the conveyor belt

  • So when the Concrete Floor finally does arrive

  • And disappointingly appears to be just some sort of fish

  • instead of a bag of Concrete

  • You feel a bit disappointed

  • You know, when you order a Concrete Floor, at the very least you expect a Concrete Floor

  • So, you start ordering more fish

  • So the cycle continues, you'd order off the screen, while you're waiting you eat more food off the conveyor belt

  • And when you've finished, the experience culminates with you

  • walking out stuffed full of raw fish

  • and with your monthly bank balance decimated

  • Well that's the end of the video

  • I'll be putting up my next video in a few weeks

  • I actually spent most of the budget for this video

  • on that shot of the windmills at the start

  • So here's that shot again

  • And, yeah, any questions, ask away

  • See ya later

  • There are three stages to Culture Shock

  • The first is Initial Euphoria

  • WTF is that?

  • Shut up

  • There are 3 stages

  • There are 3 stages to...

  • Oh my god that bird is gonna die

  • There are 3 stages to Culture Shock

  • Oh this is not happening

  • Come on! Shut up!!

  • There are 3 stages to Culture Shock, the first is Initial Euphoria...Oh my god!

  • That bird..

  • What is it doing

  • Why is it so loud?

  • The best thing about the 24hour convenience store is

  • At 1am you can go and get some sort of roll

  • And, I'm quite excited about this..

  • Fried Potatoes with....Toothpick?

  • I'm excited coz i've never had potatoes out of the hot cooker thing

  • They have a really good hot food section and.. there we go! let's give it a shot!

  • They might've been out a while

  • They're pretty bad

  • But generally the food is awesome

  • I recommend it, get some hot food from Seven Eleven

  • Fuck shit

  • Just dropped a chip in the cooker

I think Japan might be one of those few countries in the world where

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在日本生活。文化衝擊! (Living in Japan: Culture Shock!)

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    Yummy Japan 發佈於 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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