Hello there, looks like you’ve come here for a nice read, so I hope I can indulge you.
Now to start off. I enjoy watching YouTube, so most of my time is spent doing so. Lets be real, I believe nowadays most people watch YouTube quite a bit. There are hundreds to thousands of different channels, content creators, and all-around interesting things to watch. There is something everyone on YouTube.
Today I said to myself, “why not choose three of my favorite Japan YouTubers to quickly talk about.”. When I say “Japan YouTuber” I roughly mean people who create content IN Japan (or Asia) not necessarily ABOUT Japan or Asia.
In short, if they live there that’s good enough. Lets begin!
Taking the number one spot is a channel that goes by the name of Abroad in Japan. I’ve been watching his videos ever since he first started posting seven years ago. This was back when he first arrived in Japan and was only posting monthly.
I’ve enjoyed this British man’s amazing views, funny play on the American accent, and overall his whole experience whilst living Japan. Every videos he makes is filled with hilarious sarcastic energy, creative edits, and diligent planning. He really wants to make sure the viewer is enjoying the content.
I both respect and look up to Chris Broad (Owner of Abroad in Japan) because he’s really shown me a lot of Japan that I could only ever google. Both living and going to Japan have become even more of a goal in my life thanks to him.
From the funny cast members to the amazing narrations and sights, this man of Japan is quite the informative one. If you enjoy watching amazing people travel around Japan enjoying different activities and learning about the Japanese with their interesting play on English, then Chris Broad is your man.
If I ever got the chance to meet Chris, I would most definitely ask for an autograph and treat him to some Sake.
In the number two spot we have, Paolo from TOKYO. I started watching his channel two years ago, but his first video was posted about three years back. His channel is in my opinion one of the best when it comes to learning about Japan. Him and his wife (whom occasionally tags along) travels around Japan showing you all the sights, sounds, and giving you in def break downs on all sorts of information.
What I mean by “in def” is that he does videos dubbed as “Day in the life of _____” and throughout the video he is basically following a person through their usual day of work, breaks, lunch, activities, hobbies, etc. All the while giving us break downs of costs (expenses), travel time, earnings (paychecks), and more.
Now if you take out the parts where I spoke about the “Day in the life of” videos and apply everything else to things like tourist spots, airports, restaurants, apartments, housing, jobs, etc. He takes you on a journey to learn about different aspects of Japan and this helps you to better understand both the culture and how you can adjust yourself to both enjoy and grow while there.
His channel to me is very enjoyable while being super informative and I love it. I can honestly say, his videos will help me avoid a lot of awkward situations while getting the most out of living in Japan.
The last spot is taken by a channel that I only started watching a few months ago, but every video inspires me and really makes me feel close to my roots. The channel is called, The Black Experience Japan. I started watching this channel about seven months ago, but his first video was posted two years back.
Now the channel is pretty straight forward, The Black Experience Japan is just what it sounds like. The owner of the channel is named Ranzo and he travels around Japan, Korea, China, well really Asia as a whole and documents/interviews black people and their experiences as well as their back stories.
The motto for his channel is as follows.
“𝐀𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐉𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐧 (𝐁𝐄𝐉) 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐞. 𝐖𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐨𝐭𝐲𝐩𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐝. 𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧.”This is from this about page
His channel as I stated before hits me deep because I am African American while living in the states which is not a easy thing for our race. When I watch his videos documenting all my brothers and sisters leaving (or already left) the states or whichever country they left to find better and happier lives over in Asia, it feels me with so much joy.
Hit hurts to listen to all their thoughts on where they came from, especially because a big amount come from the states. One thing they all share in common is how safe they feel in Asia. Nobody is racist because of our skin color, you don’t have to worry about cops left and right or going outside for a quick second and getting shot. Nobody is out to get you every two seconds and the feeling of fear, worry, and shivers completely disappear.
Of course there is danger wherever you go, but the danger is all different depending on race and where you come from, as well as gender.
Living in the states as a African American I understand this pain and struggle more than anything else in my life. My soul has been pushing me to Asia ever since I was little and it only makes more sense now that I am an adult.
These videos inspire me and have given me a new found respect for my race, culture, and skin color. I love the content he creates and I am so glad I found his channel.
Well, I hope you amazing readers enjoyed my post and check out these amazing creators! They all really love what they do and want to share their little piece of heaven.
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