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CULTURE SHOCK for JAPANESE! What shocked them when traveling ABROAD and meeting FOREIGNERS?


They approach you so forcefully. That force made me give in a little. There were all… just so huge. The way they look out for others is different than in Japan. Hey YouTube it’s CathyCat, many people when they come to Japan they experience a culture shock. However Japanese people get the same culture shock when they go abroad Or when they interact with foreigners who have come to Japan. This time we are gonna go and Ask Japanese what gave them a culture shock When they dealt with foreigners. Look out for things that you should not do when you come to Japan. Let’s ask Japanese. Have you been abroad before? I have never been abroad. I have been to China. I went to Shanghai and such. Did you go abroad? I’ve never been outside Japan yet. Where would you like to go to?
– The UK! What part of the UK do you want to go to? I like Harry Potter that’s why I want to go. UK and… I want to go to Taiwan, even though it’s close to Japan. There is a model place for the movie “Sento Chihiro” from Ghibli. When you went abroad, what surprised you? When I went abroad, I realized how much better Japanese food is. Especially the rice. I thought how much more I like our rice. In other countries, the rice is so dry and that’s very different. Different from what you imagined?
– Yes a bit. Was there any cultural difference that surprised you? The way they catch. If you go to a tourist or souvenir shop, without mercy they approach you quite forcefully That force made me give in a little. Would you say that was scary? It’s super scary! I got captured alone. Even though the goods are cheap they try to sell it for a high price. Made me realize how different our public safety is too. You said you wanted to go to the UK, what cultural difference is there? Japanese food is so good, so maybe the food in the UK is not good… I heard about that… My recommend would be to ask a local about which place is good and tasty. I see. Well then I really wanna go.
– Please do. I love the UK. Well so you said Thailand. My family went to Thailand before. Even though they went for only one week they gained 7 kilo. So I thought, the food must be just as good as in Japan then. Tasty but maybe a bit too oily for them? Probably. They had a bit too much food there. Have you ever been abroad? I have. America and Italy. America… well actually Saipan Tropical island?
– Yes that’s it. – I have never been abroad.
– You will soon. Where do you wanna go? America … or Germany? Wow that makes me happy. Why Germany? Sexy Zone’s Marius comes from there. There is a Japanese idol group called Sexy Zone and member Marius Yo is from Germany. A German is inside a Japanese idol group? He is half Japanese. I really like him. Made me want to visit his country. Since you’ve been abroad, what has surprised you when you went there? What surprised me…. they were all so huge. – I admire that.
– You prefer that? I admire that a lot. What has surprised you about abroad? Rather than culture, I think they gesticulate in really big motions. So when they talk, they use a lot of gestures? It surprised me how big really. Food portions there are so big. I looked at the pictures my Sis took abroad. The drinks at all the fast food stores were so big. Could you eat all of that? Impossible! Have you ever been abroad?
– I have! Guam. – Why there?
– End of year trip. That sounds like a rich kids school. Yeah that was our graduation trip. You haven’t been so where do you wanna go? I want to see Australia. Why so? When I went to primary school, my favorite teacher was from Australia. And since then I always wanted to visit. He left a good impression then.
– Yeah. When you went to Guam did you have culture shock moment? Counting up the money was really hard. There was also a gun range. A place where you could pay money to try shooting a real gun. That was a surprise. I almost didn’t believe it. Can you buy it there too?
– Not buy I think… But you can try to shoot a gun there. A shooting trial then. Were you good or bad at it? I sucked a little at it. What things are different from abroad compared to Japan? Japanese people are holding back a lot with people they meet the first time. We keep our distance. But foreigners look out differently for others who they meet the first time. Because they are more friendly, the other person will find it easier to open up. I think it’s a total opposite to how Japanese people deal with new people. But if people are friendly at the start, I would be happy to visit other countries. Are Japanese people surprised when strangers are instantly nice to them? Yes some are. Also I heard from my friends who went abroad that the culture is so different that I need to actually experience it once. Have you ever been abroad
– We have. Where did you go?
– Australia. I never went. Guam and Hawaii. If you never went abroad where do you wanna go?
– Hawaii! Hawaii! I want to swim in the ocean of Hawaii. I really want to swim there. Where do you wanna go?
– Hawaii and America. Now those who went abroad. What culture shock did you get? There were barely any traffic lights. So cars and many people were using the same road. In Sydney, Australia. A place with many shops. There were so many people and no traffic lights, I was really shocked to see that. Juice tasted so different that I could absolutely not drink it. Why not?
– It didn’t like the taste at all. Was it too sweet?
– Way too sweet. So people who have not been abroad. What stories from abroad surprised you? How friendly foreign people like you are. I am friendly? Glad to hear that! Foreigners don’t take off their shoes. (to sneaky picture person) PLEASE NOT NOOO Well that surprised me. Their eye colors. Foreigners have different eye colors! Those were our questions, thank you! Ok culture shock. We asked about Culture Shock in Japan. Japanese people what culture shock they got. I would like to ask a couple of culture shock things that foreigners do IN JAPAN that kind of surprised or shocked me a little bit. Not what surprised me in Japan because we talked about that before actually things that foreigners do here that you shouldn’t really do here I was surprised about it. Let me list this down. One thing: Take pictures without asking. It’s kind of rude and really shocking. Generally Japanese people will always ask you before you take a picture because it’s actually kind of illegal to just take pictures of people without asking them. There is actually a law against that. Some tourists think “Hey I am in this country now, I’m gonna take it all without asking” Don’t do that. Always ask when you take pictures of people. It’s very much their privacy. Even when we are shooting out on the streets for TV or Ask Japanese, there are many people who will cover their faces when they even go past the camera. Because they don’t wanna be in shots they really protect their privacy so don’t go take pictures of people It’s so rude! I am sorry I don’t use the word “hate” much but I hate that, it’s so rude. Next thing: Cutting in line. I am shocked to find some people think they can cut in line just because that person comes from a different country. OMG never ever do that. It will not only make YOU look bad, it will make ALL foreigners look bad. People will look at this, and thing “foreigners they all do that. They cut in line.” Even if you try to be the best person, you will look bad if someone else does the same. So please don’t cut in line! This is one of the foundations that Tokyo is build on. If everyone was going and cutting in line … Tokyo would not work. It wouldn’t function. There couldn’t be a Tokyo like it is now. Haggling for a bargain. You don’t really see that. You see elderly ladies … I’ve actually never seen anyone trying to haggle for a price. Sometimes you see elderly ladies who try to get away with something but generally don’t haggle. And I’ve seen it a couple of times when foreigners tried to haggle with the shop staff to get the price lower for something… and there is a massive cue behind and… everyone just thinks “You are not cool.” You … insert swearword here. Because everyone is waiting, you can’t really haggle and the staff is even sometimes not allowed to give you a discount so Don’t haggle. It just makes you look bad. And everyone is gonna think that people from your country are all like that. The next thing is kind of connected. It’s a very touchy thing. I know in some countries you have less large personal space. In Japan you have moments when you are squished against strangers, that’s fine generally there is a certain amount of personal space after that. Unless you are riding the train in Japan which apparently overrides every law. Try and value people’s personal space. Don’t go too close to people. Also when people take pictures, people dressed in Harajuku fashion and ask, love that. Some people just go and put their arm around you or around your waist. You don’t touch people in Japan, so if you take a picture with a Japanese person that is not your friend and you start touching them… They will feel very uncomfortable and to be honest I feel uncomfortable when people just randomly go “Hey can I take a picture?” I am like “Yes” and they suddenly touch me and I am just like “Whoa!” Whoa what’S going on? So that’s a culture shock I get Obviously in Western Societies it’s ok but it shocks me a little bit. Just a couple of things to look out for when you come to Japan. I hope that helps you. Let me know the culture shock that you get Maybe with foreigners who come to your country. Try to be nice to each other. And… why is there a pumpkin in the picture? So let us know about your culture shock. Anyways, have a nice day guys. See you soon on Ask Japanese!

Jean Kelley

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100 COMMENTS

  1. れい Posted on July 28, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Cathyさん日本語めっちゃ上手いけど本当にドイツ出身ですか。もしかしてハーフですか。動画が面白いです 😉

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  2. LoveYourselfAsMuchAsJinLovesHimself 0T7 Posted on July 29, 2018 at 1:39 am

    But Hawaii is in America

    Sorry to be that person 😂

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  3. Shaun Crerand Posted on July 30, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    When I see anyone who's foreign in America I just want to run up to them and just talk with them 😂

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  4. myapapaya8 Posted on August 1, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    okay but WHY are we sneaking pictures

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  5. catfood is life Posted on August 6, 2018 at 1:11 am

    to the first guy…honestly chinese food is better in general compared to the whole world.

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  6. Paul Nu Posted on August 7, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    No subtitles means no watch!!

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  7. pudding cat Posted on August 12, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    i always see this foreigners don't take off their shoes and i want to know in which country does that happen in? xd
    i mean if someone walks into my room with shoes on they'll leave without hair xDDD jk, just don't do that plz :'D

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  8. Hemulenssis Posted on August 13, 2018 at 11:37 am

    In northern europe people also take off their shoes when they go inside someones apartment or house. It's just common sense not to want all that dirt from outside inside on your floor.

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  9. J.J. Wang Posted on August 15, 2018 at 3:22 am

    I like the food in Toronto, it's very multicultural so when I'm bored of sushi, I'll eat pasta, and when I'm bored of that I'll eat kimchi pancake – Japan also doesn't have a lot of western-style brunch places

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  10. Alice Bell Posted on August 18, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Is it illegal to take pictures of people if you want a general picture of a crowded street

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  11. Uatemydoodle Posted on August 29, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    In Australia, taking a photo of someone is legal, but there are many who don't like it.
    If someone takes a photo of me, I'd gladly break their camera, which is illegal.

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  12. Funjava Fub Posted on August 31, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    6:34 HOLY SIHT those are giant japanese

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  13. Claire Lemke Posted on September 1, 2018 at 3:07 am

    When my Japanese exchange student visited she also said that everything in America was very large 😂

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  14. G Art Posted on September 2, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    I've always thought that Japan shares many cultural similarities with England. E.G. Not cutting in line, not haggling, not tipping, privacy (you wouldn't just take pictures of someone randomly without asking), fear of embarrassment & so on. I suppose the reserved nature. That's why the English drink so much – in order to let loose.

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  15. SpunkyJerky The Spaz Posted on September 9, 2018 at 5:43 am

    Gremlins shirt ! Love it !

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  16. ArchesBro Posted on September 11, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Sento Chihiro in English is the movie Spirited Away, as far as the English closed caption

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  17. jema2609 Posted on September 22, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    KathyKat, I work in public education in the U.S. As late 5th grade (age 10 to 11), we were talking about keeping hands to one's self. Admitted, I work with Special Ed, but it's a common refrain in most American classrooms.

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  18. Demef Posted on September 23, 2018 at 3:49 am

    The Japanese remind me of my cats: very food-driven. Visit America to see the many sights that the country offers? "No, I miss my rice rolls!"

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  19. Cloie Posted on September 27, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    One person can make everyone else look bad? Um what? Surely people know that you can't fit a group of people into one box. That has to be common sense right?

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  20. ihateoregonians Posted on September 29, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Oh man oh man! These kids would flip if they had come to the ghettos of California…I come from one and it's a complete shithole. Lol And we had a Japanese family living in my hood and man they were as crazy as us lol

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  21. hatshepsutxlll Posted on September 29, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    boy, j idol group names a bit on the nose these day huh?

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  22. hatshepsutxlll Posted on September 29, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    In a lot of culture videos like this i see a lot of commenters complaining about how obvious it is to not cut in line, but if you haven't visited japan, be advised– the issue doesn't come from people not understanding the concept of a line (they do.) The issue is people in japan queue for things that people in the west usually don't (or, they queue differently). SO, when you are in japan it is important to be hyper vigilant, take a beat and search the crowd for a line before just blowing into some place. I think that can be difficult for some people, especially those experiencing tokyo for the first time, because there's just so many people and so much over-stimulation, you tend to just float around in a daze the first few days. I remember like the first week i was in japan i made this mistake a few times, but you learn pretty quickly.

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  23. Jack Black Posted on September 30, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    One tip when interacting with Japanese: Today in a department store I was looking for the exit and asked (in Japanese), "Which way to the exit by the alcoholic beverage retail outlet?"
    People don't listen properly, probably freaked by the western face. "Oh, you want to buy booze?" I should have just said. "Yes", but persevered. The trick is to play to the gallery. The person you approached will not understand you, but her colleague who is not being addressed, will. Because she's not under stress. I have often experienced directly and as an observer.
    This is what the study Japanese class will not tell you. Because a Japanese teacher has never experienced this. So phrase of the day: "I wasted my time studying Japanese."
    "How do you say "retarded" in Japanese?"
    "You can't say that. You can't say that."
    "But I'm taking about Yamada Denki."
    "Oh, well that's all right then."
    Jack, the Japan Alps Brit

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  24. TheFantasyFen Posted on October 1, 2018 at 4:53 am

    EH? Cathy Cat is from Germany? I always thought she is from the UK because of her accent ;D

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  25. Schnappi Crocodil Posted on October 2, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    So the first guy is saying he`s a rice supremacist.

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  26. R Quincy Posted on October 4, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    100% agree. Once you buy a Tiger/Zojirushi rice cooker you can never go back…and you'll stop liking long-grain as much if you start eating medium grain.
    I guess what I'm saying is: Don't make my mistakes

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  27. Alex Gia Posted on October 8, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    For a moment i thought my right earphone was dying. it's just the video =)

    As for the food in Europe, appart from Italy, Greece, France, the rest is quite shitty.

    It surprised me very much the thinking process of most of them in the video.
    They think so simple and small. Also they seem so VERY impressionable, and some times even opinionless.
    Why you wanna go there? Because that one movie.. because that one singer… that one teacher of mine was from there…
    …whatever he said..what she said…yes what he said, yes.
    wth? Like listening to 10yo girls.

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  28. Celeste K. Posted on October 15, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Did anyone else not get captain?

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  29. Freethinker Posted on November 7, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Do japanese People not have different eye coulors? 😮

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  30. Nuyy93 Posted on November 10, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    But when you are taking pictures of some sights etc. it is hard to take them without getting people in the picture, especially in Japan when in many tourist spots there are so many people. I have been to Japan for just a little bit over two months and I can't even count how many times I have been cut in line by Japanese people. That's happened so many times. I have never been cut in line by a foreigner here but by Japanese people.

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  31. emgee65 Posted on November 21, 2018 at 1:55 am

    Here in Australia cutting in line is frowned upon.
    The chinese here are notorious for cutting in line.

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  32. Grumpy John Posted on December 6, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    I would take a japanese girl to netherlands and get her stoned af

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  33. Anubis Coc Posted on December 9, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Subtiitles in spañish?

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  34. TheHOOfan1 Posted on December 15, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Taking pictures of random people is rude anywhere

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  35. brown brown Posted on December 16, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Dont listen too this chick, haggling is a great way too build comunity

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  36. Victor Tecpa Posted on December 19, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Idk why but I find it really weird that they all how when they say goodbye. I know that's their culture but it's just weird..

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  37. Bredaxe Posted on December 21, 2018 at 6:36 am

    I noticed she said "us Japanese" a couple times, but Japanese kept referring to her as a foreigner. Is she just including herself or does she have Japanese blood?

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  38. AchtungBabypt Posted on December 27, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    1:30 this guy must have been to spain

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  39. Joel Dresnick Posted on December 28, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    In Japan there are only 2 nations: “Japan” and “The Nation of Not Japan.” I love how “abroad” or 外国人 are almost like singular concept or places in conversation.

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  40. Delete AfterReading Posted on December 29, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Oh look. 3 stupid women acting like idiot little girls with their stupid hand gestures. Pedophile culture Japan.

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  41. Mary Vita Posted on January 3, 2019 at 1:46 am

    But you, where are you from?

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  42. SVT777 Posted on January 13, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    You’re awesome Cathy Cat! Great video.

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  43. Steffi Meier Posted on January 15, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    i would be really interested in what Japanese people on the street think about homosexuality and lgbt+ in general. i guess it is not something they would just freely discuss, but i am quite curious as to what they would say. it is not a topic that doesn't concern japan, after all.
    (sorry for my clumsy phrasing, I know a personal and very real topic like that shouldn't be treated as a fun and quirky thing to discuss and see who thinks lgbt+ people have rights and who doesn't. It can hurt quite a lot. I am talking more about personal experiences or acquaintances they might have.)

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  44. BuriedFlame Posted on January 15, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    6:42 Wow that girl is tall.

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  45. William George Posted on January 20, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Sorry, CC. It's perfectly legal for someone to take a photo of someone in a public space without permission in Japan. The need for permission only comes in when the image is being published regardless of the format. And this includes vlogging. (Since you obviously know that you have written release from everyone on your show I'm only mentioning it for anyone reading this) But it's a civil law matter and if you're unhappy with it you have to lawyer up. Only the perv shots are illegal and require the cops.

    I realize this is a year old video but I've seen this statement a couple of times going through the Ask Japanese archives recently and "It's illegal" is incorrect.

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  46. 53Memati53 Posted on January 21, 2019 at 10:08 am

    my left ear is thankful for this video

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  47. Michael Taylor Posted on January 24, 2019 at 2:24 am

    The lack of subtitles isn't helpful.

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  48. Pink-Perfection Posted on January 26, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    I've been randomly touched by Asian women in a mall in America. This girl clearly couldn't tell any other of the American girls in the shop by their face or back of their head. She when she leaned on my shoulder after asking me for the third time if I needed help, I actually asked is she was ok? She seemed REALLY stressed so I forgave her at that pint

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  49. huskyPlays Posted on January 26, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Seeing how most of them have not been abroad or very little it really makes me appreciate it so much more. As a dutch person my family doesn;t travel that much(once a year) but i have been to countless countries alraedy compared to them. I hope all of these people will also get to see more of the world 🙂

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  50. Thomas Bernosky Posted on January 30, 2019 at 5:12 am

    During your interviews can someone say what's being said in english? That would be helpful, just a suggestion.

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  51. DrD0000M Posted on February 5, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Funny, Japanese tourists have a stereotype of taking pictures of EVERYTHING. I was skiing as a teenager on Mt. Hood and a whole horde of tourists stopped to take my picture for no particular reason. This was in the days of film cameras too, hope my pic was worth the development costs x10 cameras.

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  52. Kaylah Rae Posted on February 12, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Omg she went to Saipan lol (Saipan is one of the neighboring islands of the island I’m from, which is Guam)

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  53. Kaylah Rae Posted on February 12, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    OMG ANOTHER GIRL WENT TO GUAM!
    IM FROM GUAM

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  54. Kaylah Rae Posted on February 12, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    WOW SO MANY PPL WENT TO GUAM

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  55. revealsins2me Posted on February 13, 2019 at 3:11 am

    how can you say you hate people taking pictures i don't see blurs over all the people in the background of your videos.did you get there consent hypocrite.

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  56. GaryCheevers Posted on February 13, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Jack Dorsey from Twitter walks by at 5:18

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  57. lapko luna Posted on February 14, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Im surprise foreign cut in line, Here in the USA, you could die…

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  58. Mrimchaelson Posted on February 19, 2019 at 1:22 am

    I have a adopted cousin, who was born in I believe Japan. Anyways, he moved back to Japan, and got engaged. And I was invited to Japan to attend his wedding.

    I went and lemme tell you it was very different. I was very fascinated with the architecture, it was very unique. I was also terrified.

    My cousin spoke both Japanese and English, so for like a week I just stuck by him, using him as a translator. This is what I get for picking Latin over Japanese…

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  59. Harshal Thachapully Posted on February 21, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Dude at 1:57 hasn't ever tried a Binyani

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  60. Amanda Posted on February 25, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Is it just me Cathy Cat or do you nod very often?

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  61. Tao Tao Posted on March 5, 2019 at 6:48 am

    1:12 oi u talkin shit

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  62. RaZe Posted on March 6, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    first guy is right, food here in the UK is dog shit

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  63. Mao Zedong 毛泽东 Posted on March 9, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Why would anyone want to visit the us? Or the U.K? Or Hawaii? Is humid, hot and dirty

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  64. Sage X Posted on March 11, 2019 at 3:12 am

    I mean it’s not really a Japanese thing to feel uncomfortable when someone just grabs you to take a picture… It just depends on the person really. Japanese people might have a very unique culture, but reactions like that are certainly not just seen in Japan. Really how I see Japanese people is they just have more respect (sometimes a little too much which can be argued as something good or bad depending on many points of view) than western cultures. At the end of the day, whenever you visit a foreign country, don’t be obnoxious and just be a decent human being, it’s a universal thing 🙂

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  65. Gun Mage Posted on March 16, 2019 at 8:05 am

    00:17 Biggest "Shocker" behind her. haha

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  66. Ani Suarez Posted on March 17, 2019 at 9:28 am

    At 1:40 he should try Mexican cooked rice. Tastes amazing and if definitely not dry. I like eating my rice with avocado, tomato, and cooked onion.

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  67. Inspiringer Posted on April 1, 2019 at 2:49 am

    6:54 lmao hawaii and america aren't different countries

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  68. yushi911 Posted on April 9, 2019 at 3:15 am

    I though japanese people will travel much more…they have a lot miss conception. I'm surprise that a lot of interviewed people gave not left Japan even once.

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  69. ¡¡¡KrazeeHors!!! Posted on April 12, 2019 at 5:29 am

    What's da Cat's culture??? I'm a newbie here. She's got no info in her "about", so I've gotta ask.

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  70. Alex Mercer Posted on April 18, 2019 at 11:46 am

    In Brazil, if you take a picture without permission, especially of a child, you can be sure the family will come after you and make you suffer the wrath of their ancestors.

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  71. 山田菜々 Posted on April 21, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Where did that girl go in sydney where there were no traffic lights??? hahhaha

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  72. Quinten Phillippi Posted on April 25, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    wait, is kathy from the U.S or what?

    edit: are u German?

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  73. TheInkinJapan Posted on April 26, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Some Japanese people take pictures of foreigners without permission. If you are taking pictures of an area with a lot of people, just take them. Someone crossing the road doesn't have the right not to be in the background of one of your photos. If you are taking a picture of the drunk ojisan in his suit covered in vomit, make sure he knows that you are taking a picture and wait until he reaches out to try and stop you. The hand extended out towards the camera makes for a much more dynamic shot.

    You can haggle in some places- for example when buying large appliances. if you want to try and haggle elsewhere, go for it- it is your right to ask for a lower price any time you buy something anywhere in the world, but most prices are set in Japan, and most staff don't have the right to offer you a discount, even if they want to.

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  74. Neonennui Posted on April 28, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    It's good to know about things we should avoid doing when visiting Japan! Thank you for sharing Cathy Cat!

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  75. MSSoulBlader Posted on May 1, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Most of things I understand but we live in a modern age of technology, they need to get over themselves with pictures. People take them.

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  76. Blue Eyes Darlem Posted on May 6, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Watched a couple Japanese videos and now I’m getting commercials on japonés.

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  77. screetchgamer Posted on May 14, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Hey! UK food is perfectly fine! Stupid stereotypes, only one that is true is that we all hate the french but that's more of like a sibling rivalry scenario. Also the uk is always associated with not cutting in lines and as really stuck up about it, but it's the same in japan? Does this mean America is the minority in doing this or something? Also haggling is really uncommon in common marketplace like supermarkets and is only ever seen in what is the equivalent of yard sales, I hear this is a HUGE thing in china and it is basically what you do (this links in with that dudes experience with high prices as they charge high trying to catch you out but you are meant to haggle) Also the Japanese complain about personal space? The trains there look abysmal, literally people in full body contact just jammed in, is this less common than it seems in films and media?

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  78. ThatDutchguy Posted on June 14, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Ooh, sandal wearing dude on a cloud.

    I thought weeaboo's went extinct back in 08, but here's a survivor presenting this show irl xD.

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  79. Gingham V. Posted on June 22, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    where is cathy from?

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  80. Lonnie Christopher Posted on July 8, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    …….Cutting in line is not done in America…..it is a huge no- no…..I can't even remember the last time I saw someone do it, it is THAT rare….

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  81. Johnathan Roan Posted on July 9, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    6:40 they’re all so tall

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  82. DatBoi7 Posted on July 22, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    So does everyone here in the comments speak fluent Japanese or something? I’m struggling with no subtitles😂

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  83. YamiKisara Posted on August 10, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    As a Czech person I can tell you that we also always have a culture shock when foreigners don't take off their shoes when they enter a home 😀

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  84. Starfire Posted on September 6, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Subtitles please

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  85. Minn Ayuka Posted on October 3, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Fyi u can haggle in Indonesia! It's not a taboo thing and it's not considered as a bad thing here

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  86. Sally Goh Posted on November 27, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Regarding taking pictures, is it also illegal to take pictures from above like shibuya crossing where there is a lot of people?

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  87. Gary Gagnon Posted on November 30, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    OUIoui wow LOVE ❤️ Ici ROCK ISLAND USA 🇺🇸 HONDA PLANE to Chicago Baseball ⚾️ FroM Chicago BRING HONDA Fast TRAIN Fly QCA I would to see JAPAN some DAY

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  88. Curious Kid Posted on December 5, 2019 at 5:03 am

    The Japanese are right stuck up shits with their food

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  89. نعيمة السنهاجي Posted on December 9, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Too bad haggling disapeared from the majority of countries its a beautiful medieval practice

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  90. Thomaz Ahualli De Sanctis Posted on December 10, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Woow all the concept of being brazilian is rude in japan hahahahaha

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  91. GoobNoob Posted on December 16, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I'm gonna take whatever picture I want. Public space.

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  92. The Heartless Hero 2077 Posted on December 22, 2019 at 3:11 am

    I never thought I'd miss Google translate as much as i do while watching this video.

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  93. Eric ON Posted on December 24, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Nice Gremlins shirt 5:49

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  94. Nichola Szelong Posted on January 13, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    I feel everyone needs to do some travel outside their own country at least once in their life. It is such a unique experience.

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  95. R Arbuckle Posted on January 15, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    In the USA, sometimes you can haggle, and are expected to haggle and it is disrespectful if you do not haggle. The best examples are where there is a heavy latino presence and in swap meets, you can and should haggle. You also haggle when buying a car, although a few retailers will not, but will tell you so. I leave if they will not haggle. In other places, you cannot haggle and it is rude to try. Sometimes it is funny to try to haggle if you're not supposed to. Sometimes it is confusing to know when it is expected, even for the store employees, but the store managers know if it is appropriate. Sometimes you can haggle in a store on certain days and cannot haggle on other days, like in a franchise store called "Harbor Freight" that sells tools. In their competitor's stores you generally cannot ever haggle.

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  96. Ron Morriseau Posted on January 22, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    You should put english translation below so we who don’t speak Japanese can know what’s being said. That’s all.
    Thank you

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  97. Ichirou Takashima Posted on January 25, 2020 at 5:08 am

    I agree. I'm a 3rd gen immigrant. The Japanese rice is good compared to my country's rice.

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  98. Patrick Murphy Posted on January 31, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    A lot of the things you are upset about with foreigners in Japan is because of China. In China, haggling is expected, so westerners who have been to China think it's that way throughout Asia. Also, in China, there is no line, people just push there way to the front of where the line should be. I thought Chinese are very rude, but it's just part of their culture. I think it is very important to understand the culture before going to another country, especially westerners going to Asian countries, because the culture is so different not only between western culture and Asian culture, but there are big differences between different Asian cultures as well, such as Japan and China.

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  99. Kurage Tan Posted on February 10, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    some of the things that they said are not okay anywhere and people should respect it no matter the country.

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  100. Rachel Light Posted on March 19, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    The only thing I've ever found weird and only seen Asian people do it is when the heat up some food with plastic wrap. When u heat up food with plastic wrap the chemicals in it leaks into your food. I just wondered why they do it that way sometimes?

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