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  • There are some things about America that are awesome, and there are some things that are...

    美國有些東西很好,有些則是 ……。

  • And there are some things I grew up with thinking they were normal without ever realizing...

    有些東西是我從小就習以為常的東西,所以我幾乎沒有想過 ……

  • THAT'S NOT THE WAY MY LIFE HAD TO BE.

    這些東西不是必然的。

  • Some of these are Japanese inventions and some of these are just things we have that America doesn't, but all of these are things America really needs to step up their game on.

    有些東西是日本發明的,有些只有我們有但美國沒有的東西。美國真的需要有這些東西。

  • #1 Restaurant call buttons

    餐廳服務鈴

  • Are you ready to order?

    要點餐了嗎?

  • You want a refill?

    要加水嗎?

  • Did the waitress forget your side of honey mustard again and you haven't seen her for 10 minutes?

    女服務生又忘記給你蜂蜜芥末醬但你已經 10 分鐘沒看到她?

  • Not a problem in Japan because they have call buttons RIGHT ON THE TABLE.

    這在日本都不是問題,因為他們在桌上就有服務鈴。

  • Not every restaurant, of course, but a lot of them do.

    當然不是每個餐廳,但許多餐廳都有。

  • No more awkward small talk.

    再也不需要尷尬的寒暄。

  • No waitress interrupting your conversation multiple times while you're trying to eat, and then suddenly disappearing for 20 minutes when you're finally ready for the check.

    也沒有服務生會在你們談話時一直跑來問你需要什麼,然後當你需要結帳時又 20 分鐘不見人影。

  • If you want something, you press the button, they come and do the thing, and then they leave.

    你有任何需要,只要按服務鈴就好,他們過來完成服務,然後就離開。

  • And then you don't even have to tip.

    連小費都不必給。

  • #2 Food samples

    食物模型

  • So this is one of the things I really missed when I went to America.

    這是我去美國時,非常想念的東西。

  • Many restaurants in Japan have food samples like these in front of the entrance.

    許多日本餐廳在櫥窗前都有食物模型。

  • You can easily tell what kind of meal they have.

    可以很容易看出,他們提供哪些餐點。

  • It saves a lot of time, and you'll get pretty much exactly the same thing as you saw.

    這樣可以節省很多時間你,也可以吃到和看到幾乎一樣的餐點。

  • I also like ordering a meal that has no picture in the menu because I'll have no idea what to expect.

    我也喜歡點菜單上沒有照片的餐點因為這樣會有驚喜的感覺。

  • But when I become hungry at a mall for example, I just want to quickly pick a restaurant that I won't regret eating at.

    但當我肚子非常餓,比方說在商場逛街我就會很想快速選定吃了不會後悔的餐點。

  • #3 FULL BATHROOM DOORS

    完全遮蔽的廁所門

  • AMERICA.

    美國。

  • WHAT.

    什麼?

  • THE MEOW.

    喵喵。

  • IS THIS?!

    這是什麼?

  • WHY DO YOU DO THIS!?

    為何要這樣?

  • You know how many times in my life a little kid has bent over and looked under the stall door while I was doing my business in a public bathroom in America?!

    你知道我在美國公共廁所如廁時遇到多少次有小孩子彎腰,從門縫看進來嗎?

  • Like once.

    一次吧。

  • BUT THAT WAS ONE TIME TOO MANY.

    但這種事一次就受不了了。

  • Japanese stall doors close on every side.

    日本的廁所門每一邊都很密合。

  • Apparently this isn't even a Japanese thing, apparently a lot of countries have, you know, NORMAL DOORS on their bathroom stalls.

    顯然不是只有日本這樣,許多國家都有正常的廁所門。

  • But America's just like "nah this is good."

    但美國卻覺得「不,這樣比較好。」

  • IT'S NOT.

    並不好。

  • #4 Mosquito killer

    液體電蚊香

  • Japan is a very humid country and we have mosquitos everywhere, especially in summer.

    日本是很潮濕的國家,到處都有蚊子,尤其是夏天。

  • So we have products like this.

    所以我們有像這樣的產品。

  • This is called アースノーマット and it's going to kill mosquitos.

    日文叫作 アースノーマット,可以用來消滅蚊子。

  • It sprays a little of an insect killer called a pyrethroid into the air, and the amount is so small that it's only enough to kill mosquitos and not harm humans or our cats.

    它會噴發一種稱為除蟲菊精的殺蚊劑,劑量很小,所以只會殺死蚊子,對人類和我們的貓無害。

  • When we stayed in an apartment for the summer that had a lot of gaps under the doors, we would wake up and there would literally be dozens of dead mosquitos lining the walls.

    當我們夏天待在門下方有很多溝槽的公寓時,早上醒來就會發現有很多死掉的蚊子。

  • Before we got one of these we we would get eaten alive.

    要是沒有這個東西,我們可能會被蚊子吃掉。

  • You may have noticed from our Twitch streams that mosquito season has already started, but since turning this back on we haven't had any problems.

    你可能從我們的 Twitch 上發現蚊子季節已經開始了,幸好我們已經開始用這東西,所以現在沒問題。

  • AGH Noooo it's a mosquito!

    啊,有蚊子!

  • I feel like I have mosquitos everywhere now.

    我覺得到處都有蚊子。

  • This is going to be my mosquito protective net.

    這會成為我的蚊帳。

  • Next time it comes back...

    下次再有蚊子來 ……

  • HNNGGGG

    煩 ……

  • #5 Toilet seat covers

    馬桶墊

  • Bear with me on this one.

    耐心聽我說。

  • You just gotta trust me, okay?

    你一定得相信我,好嗎?

  • Fluffy toilet seat covers.

    毛茸茸的馬桶坐墊。

  • Not the ones that go on top of the lid for decoration.

    不是那種放在馬桶蓋上的裝飾。

  • You SIT on these.

    而是坐在上面。

  • I know you're probably thinking right now "what the meow ew…"

    我知道你們現在可能在想:「搞什麼鬼?」

  • But let me tell you something: you have not EXPERIENCED LUXURY until you have done your business with your bottom cushioned by the soft caress of a warm, plush cover.

    但讓我來告訴你:你沒有體驗過奢華感,除非你曾經在如廁時,屁股坐在這柔軟、溫暖的東西上。

  • Tired of cold toilet seats?

    厭倦了冰冷的馬桶座?

  • GONE.

    再也不會。

  • Tired of how the seat cuts into your leg when you spend too much time sitting there on your phone?

    厭倦了坐在馬桶上滑手機太久時腿被壓得很痛?

  • GONE.

    再也不會。

  • If you think it's dirty just detach it and wash it!

    如果髒了,拆下來洗就好。

  • This isn't something you'll realize is missing from your life until you try it.

    這東西要試過,才知道有多好。

  • Take then back as souvenirs for everyone.

    帶回去當紀念品送給每個人。

  • It's great.

    棒透了。

  • No one expects it.

    會給大家驚喜。

  • #6 Remineralizing toothpaste

    再礦化牙膏 (含氟或鈣磷成分的牙膏)

  • Here in Japan we have a special toothpaste called Apagard that does the thing that was supposed to be impossible: it remineralizes your teeth.

    在日本,我們有種特殊的牙膏 アパガード,它可以做到不可能的事情:讓你的牙齒獲得修復。

  • It leaves behind a small layer of hydroxyapatite on your teeth, which is the main ingredient your teeth are made of.

    它會留下一層薄薄的氫氧基磷灰石在牙齒表面,這是牙齒的主要成分。

  • It fills in small cracks to make your teeth smoother and also plugs up dental tubules that cause tooth sensitivity.

    它會填補隙縫,並讓你的牙齒更光滑也會填補牙本質小管,避免牙齒敏感。

  • So I used to have a large scratch down the front of one of my front teeth.

    我的前排牙齒中有一顆,本來有很大的刮痕。

  • After using this for a while it just disappeared.

    使用一陣子之後,刮痕就不見了。

  • They actually sell this toothpaste on Amazon in America now so you can get the Japanese remineralizing toothpaste if you want.

    現在在美國的亞馬遜網站,也買得到日本的再礦化牙膏,如果需要,可以上去購買。

  • And it should also help with sensitivity and preventing cavities.

    也可以降低敏感牙齒和蛀牙機率。

  • #7 Bed mats

    床墊

  • Have you ever had a super fluffy, warm blanket that makes you just kick your legs around for a while when you get into bed because it's sooo soft and you just want to feel it all over?

    你是否用過超柔軟和溫暖的毯子,讓你躺在床上時忍不住一直踢腳,因為實在太柔軟了你希望全身都感受得到。

  • Well Japan has this as a mattress TOPPER.

    在日本把這種毯子那來做床墊套。

  • So now you can sandwich yourself entirely in the luxurious lap of fluff heaven.

    所以現在你整個身體都可以包覆在者種毛茸茸的墊子裡。

  • No more cold beds in winter.

    冬天的床墊再也不會冷冰冰。

  • You just sidle right on in and it's already nice and toasty.

    只要一躺到床上,就非常溫暖舒適。

  • #8 Cat litter

    貓砂

  • So this is the most common cat litter in America, but it's not that common here because we have so many other types of cat litter.

    這是美國最普遍的貓砂,但在這裡並不普遍,因為日本有更多種不同的貓砂。

  • So these are made of recycled wood.

    這是用回收木頭做的。

  • All these.

    這些全都是。

  • These are all made of silica balls.

    這是用矽膠球做的。

  • And they absorb smell and they're cleaner.

    可以吸收氣味,比較乾淨。

  • These are made of okara, which are food product waste.

    這是榨完豆子後的豆渣做的。

  • And these are all made of recycled papers.

    這全是用回收紙做的。

  • #9 Japanese straight perm

    日式離子燙

  • So I actually already made a full video about this.

    我其實已經拍過一部影片介紹這個。

  • Apparently it's uncommon in America but you can find it in select salons.

    這在美國的美髮店並不普遍,但在特定美髮店可以找到。

  • The hair that was permed stays straight forever.

    離子燙後的頭髮,可以一直保持是直的。

  • You will have to touch up your new hair growth since obviously that won't be straight, but this is the best thing that's ever happened to my hair.

    新長出來的頭髮必須再燙過因為那當然不會是直的,但這是我最棒的美髮體驗。

  • Japan is so humid, and my hair used to be an insane frizzy mess in the summer.

    日本很潮濕,我的頭髮到夏天就會很毛躁。

  • But not anymore.

    現在不會了。

  • I didn't touch this hair after I got out of the shower.

    我洗完澡完全沒有用頭髮。

  • This is just how my hair looks all the time now.

    它就是這個模樣。

  • #10 Japanese toilets

    免治馬桶座

  • Okay so I know this is a really common topic, but I do miss Japanese toilets a lot when I visit America.

    好,我知道這話題可能常被講到,但我去美國時,真的非常想念日本的免治馬桶。

  • The seats are automatically heated, they all have bidets, and depending on where you go or how advanced you make your toilet there are other functions as well.

    座位可以自動保溫,都可以沖洗屁屁,而且根據不同部位或是各種等級,還會有更多功能。

  • My parent's toilet lid automatically opens when you open the door.

    我父母家的馬桶蓋,會自動掀起。

  • There are different buttons for different flush levels.

    不同的沖水按鈕,有不同的沖水力道。

  • Public toilets can play flushing noises if you're embarrassed and don't want anyone to hear you use the bathroom.

    在公共廁所,如果羞於讓人聽見尿尿聲,可以使用流水聲功能。

  • I like my toilet.

    我愛我的馬桶。

  • I wish I could take it to America.

    真希望可以帶去美國。

  • And if you want to experience all these things yourself but aren't sure how to get to Japan, we have an amazing sponsor today that I think will be incredibly helpful for you.

    如果你想體驗這些東西但不知道怎麼來日本,我們今天有個很棒的贊助者對你們會很有幫助。

  • The website TakeMeToJapan.com is FREE and will guide you through the process of applying to a ton of different language courses depending on what you want out of your visit and where you want to go.

    TakeMeToJapan.com 網站是免費網站,會介紹你怎麼根據自己需求和想去的地方申請各種不同的語言課程。

  • There are casual language courses that include traditional culture, pop culture, or fashion tours.

    有包括傳統文化、流行文化或流行議題的輕鬆課程。

  • There are intensive language courses of up to two years that are intended to help you enter a full Japanese university, or enter the Japanese workforce.

    也有為期兩年的密集語言課程,可以幫你進入日本大學或進入日本職場。

  • There are so many options, and they don't limit you to what's on the website.

    選擇非常多,也不只限於網站課程。

  • If you find another course you want to apply for they will still help you get into it for free.

    如果你發現自己想上的其他課程他們也會幫你用免費的方式去上課。

  • They're also extremely open with you about information and share in detail how much you can expect to spend on a language school, rent, food, transportation, etc.

    他們也很樂於和你分享資訊與各種細節,像是語言學校的費用、房租、食物、交通費用等。

  • And they'll help you figure out your visa, too!

    也會幫你辦簽證!

  • The creator of this website studied abroad in Japan himself and fell in love, and so now his goal is to share those same experiences with everyone else.

    這個網站的創辦者自己也是到日本求學談了戀愛,現在他的目標是和所有人分享他的經驗。

  • For me personally, studying abroad in Japan was one of the greatest times of my life.

    對我個人來說,在日本唸書是我人生中最棒的經驗之一。

  • I met this dude there.

    我在這裡認識了這傢伙。

  • The only thing I would have changed if I could is I would have stayed longer.

    我唯一想改變的事情,就是希望待久一點。

  • I was so jealous of everyone else who got to stay a whole year!!

    我好羨慕那些可以待一整年的人!

  • I really think this is a fantastic resource.

    我真的覺得這是個很棒的資訊管道。

  • So if you're interested in getting to Japan and studying the language, shoot them an email and Sayaka will help you get there.

    如果你對來日本學日文有興趣,可以寄 Email 給他們,Sayaka 會幫助你。

  • Thanks for watching, guys!

    感謝收看,各位。

  • We'll see you next time!

    下次見!

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