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The Rules that Rule Japan

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Some people think Japan is a strange and different land, that they'll never understand. Why do the Japanese do what they do? Well, Japan and its people are not so hard to comprehend, once you realize that it's all about the rules. Once you know them, your time here will be easy peasy, Japaneasy. It'd be my pleasure if you join me in discovering the rules that rule Japan. 赤信号皆で渡れば怖くない - 北野武 Red lights aren't scary when you're crossing together - Takeshi Kitano Director's Commentary Video - https://youtu.be/wqqW6CteUoA Image Sources 🗲 Portuguese Ship - By attributed to Kano Domi - Unknown, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=353036 🗲 Tobacco Pouch and Pipe (Metropolitan Museum of Art) - https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/14.40.843a,b/ Share your video → http://bit.ly/LWIFSHAREVID Website Post → http://bit.ly/LWIFEP86 Video Gear I Use 📷 Camera: https://amzn.to/2JzuLII 📷 Wide Lens: http://amzn.to/2BcJCGJ 📷 Prime Lens: http://amzn.to/2C2LEpt 📷 Drone: https://amzn.to/2Qbt9XV 🎤 Microphone: https://amzn.to/2Pxx58d 📺 Monitor: http://amzn.to/2E8XzUI 📷 All the rest: https://kit.com/lifewhereimfrom/youtube-filming-gear Connect 🗲Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lifewhereimfrom 🗲Life Where I'm From X Channel: http://bit.ly/ytlwifx 🗲Website: http://www.lifewhereimfrom.com 🗲Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lifewhereimfrom 🗲Instagram: https://instagram.com/lifewhereimfrom 🗲Twitter: https://twitter.com/lifewhereimfrom Music by Epidemic Sound http://www.epidemicsound.com/ ♪ Astonish - Peter Sandberg ♪ Electrique Nights 4 - Rannar Sillard ♪ Supa Rap Pt 3 (instrumental Version) - Ilajide ♪ Careful Motion 5 - Johan Hynynen ♪ Cheese And Crackers 4 - Gavin Luke ♪ Happy And Joyful 1 - Anders Ekengren ♪ Strolling In Style 1 - Peter Sandberg ♪ The Coupon Wizard 5 - John Åhlin ♪ Goofy Pianoband 4 - Merlean ♪ Whimsical And Playful 8 - Gavin Luke ♪ Please Enter 1 - Peter Sandberg ♪ Bamboo - Jack Elphick ♪ Cheese And Crackers 5 - Gavin Luke ♪ Butterflies 4 - Peter Sandberg
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Life Where I'm From (1 year ago)
ディーンさん、日本語の字幕をつけてくださってどうもありがとうございました。ディーンさんのチャンネルは、 くらせいの「この本が読みたい!」です https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUyHo5EuO3h6-_-DuyuLNCg。Yeah, we have Japanese subs! So fast! Thanks to Dean from くらせいの「この本が読みたい!」for all his hard work.
Lori Dennis (1 month ago)
@Pandacat 666 You're a schmuck!
Didi Wang (3 months ago)
nazionalismus
Pei K (3 months ago)
I assume in Canada, you drive and or walk on the 'right side'? like America. Wow, I would NEVER remember any of these rules hah
yasu ya (4 months ago)
歩道の自転車レーンは歩道に自転車専用レーンを設けたもので通常歩行者優先なので必ずそれぞれに別れなければならないということはないです 『道路交通法上は、自転車歩行者道という定義はなく、歩道として扱われる』http://qa.jaf.or.jp/drive/sign/21.htm
Pandacat 666 (5 months ago)
smoking should be illegal everywhere in the world. its such a terrible smell
Moeka Kiryū (2 hours ago)
I think not doing anything to disturb others is a golden rule for everywhere you go, not just Japan.
Thomas _ (11 hours ago)
Basically Try to fit in And be perfect Either research before going or going, study the scene and copy other people
أسد (12 hours ago)
The only rule what matter's to me there aren't rules in life.
أسد (12 hours ago)
Lool weirdo Japanese
timmy turner (1 day ago)
"Except if you are in Osaka, because they do it the other way just to be different. We'll leave them out of it. In Tokyo, which, come on people, is Japan, people stick to the left" you just hurt the feelings of many Osakans.
Tommy Victor Buch (1 day ago)
God needs your money.
MrGoatflakes (1 day ago)
14:58 what are doing? 🤔
MrGoatflakes (1 day ago)
12:53 6. apparently that only applies to sleeping overnight. Sleeping during the day or probably even a part of the night is apparently fine xD
MrGoatflakes (1 day ago)
9:25 that's amazing :D
Ananya 75 (2 days ago)
偉大的你達到了一百萬
Richard Hernandez (2 days ago)
can you do los angeles and new york next lol
sumithra prakash amin (2 days ago)
My favorite😍😍😍😍🗾🗾🗾country
bigjagostu (3 days ago)
6:31 these kid lol... good editing
shook _ (3 days ago)
3:33 thats the first time i saw a trash on japan's street
Quasi Sazio (3 days ago)
i'm italian, we don't use "rules"
fraros (2 days ago)
come on that's not true, we have lots of food-related rules: (1) cappuccino is for breakfast and breakfast only, (2) no grated cheese on your pasta if the sauce contains fish/seafood, (3) no chicken on pizza, etc. ^^
AsHu (4 days ago)
Cardinal rule outside US: Don't call football soccer
Lyrakish (5 days ago)
In Britain as soon as a person walks through your door you offer them a cup of tea, or a 'cuppa'. You don't even need to be elaborate on the asking. "Cuppa?" As soon as a person has finished their tea you offer another. If they don't like tea you treat with caution. If someone is sad, tea. Happy, tea. Already has a cup of tea? "Want a fresh one?" "Want another?"
Will Gu (6 days ago)
Here's one I noticed: no leftovers. you should finish your food completely otherwise may get despised by people around you
stardust3000x (6 days ago)
Rule: 15:09 It'll be rude for a chef not to make a loud slurping sound.
bon des (7 days ago)
Secret society... Land of the rising sun.. History : japan lost WW2 fact : japan win it ...with style..
Traian Ivanescu (7 days ago)
Thank you for putting so much information in the description too.
Clems First (8 days ago)
In Luxemburg : If someone says anything about you, then you did f'ed up. We tend to keep stuff for ourselves, even if someone is being a nuisance. The only times we'll verbally complain about somebody's behaviour is when you really managed to annoy everyone.
Tanya Houston (9 days ago)
I live by a cemetery and you cannot visit from 7 PM to 7 AM. I guess dead people need a lot of quiet time.
Poop Shoot (9 days ago)
If you are a woman visiting my house, you have to take your top off once you enter. Rule #1.
Poop Shoot (7 days ago)
@gi70st The best theres nothing in the world like seeing dead rotting boobs!
gi70st (8 days ago)
sounds like a good time when grandma comes to visit
Arthur Carrière (9 days ago)
Basically the same rules as anywhere else but there they do respect them
Q TV (9 days ago)
Is there a rule against black people in Japan because I didn't see any... not one!
A B A D D O N Noddaba (10 days ago)
9:04...
Mauluda Malik (10 days ago)
I will never describe Tokyo as Japan or Japanese representative.
J.A. Peleski (10 days ago)
I never noticed that Japanese walk on the other side of the path in Tokyo, but I have noticed it in London.
UCC 930ml (11 days ago)
There will not be the fool believing all of contents of this video. By the way, is there the method that is high efficiency than safety corn and a safety bar? Because cost-effectiveness is high, the other countries do the same thing. It is unrealistic to employ a watchman. Unexpected danger lies hidden in those points, and the worst is hurt. It is shouted and is demanded the compensation. It becomes inconvenient. Therefore anyone avoids it unconsciously. However…In Japan, a youth and a drunkard move safety corn and a safety bar somewhere and destroy it. A driver throws it up with the bumper of the car intentionally on the expressway. After the traffic jam of the roadwork in particular and the traffic jam of the accident.
Wendy S. King (11 days ago)
When I lived in Japan from 1972-1974, many people, men and women, wore traditional kimono. In this video, I didn't see one single kimono anywhere. This is very sad... I want Japanese people to follow their own customs and not take on too much westernization. It spoils the delicate sensitivity that is so Japanese. May this great nation always be safe and an example to the rest of the world of the meaning of respect.
Silly Lilly (12 days ago)
I enjoyed this video, but there were a lot of moments he said 'rules', it would be better replaced with philosophy. Just sayin'.
TheOmnipresent12 (12 days ago)
I very much like that the Japanese are so polite and orderly. I also like their position on who they will and will not allow to immigrate into their country. I wonder if as a western/foreign visitor was to inadvertently break a rule... like walking where you shouldn't if you will be readily forgiven? Might you be spoken to harshly? Or more likely that someone might politely advise you of your faux pas? Also, I believe we don't refer to the Japanese as 'Asians'. Can anyone enlighten me on these questions and observations? I'm assuming that Japanese food is great and I also assume a 'holiday' in Japan is likely to be on the expensive side?
Matthew (13 days ago)
The city looks like such a fun amusement park at night
country boy (13 days ago)
this was a cool video - thanks for all your hard work making videos. watching from belize.
Rajiv Sahoo (14 days ago)
The World's most civilized and professional people..
jujasnames j (14 days ago)
I really don't think Japan needs police honestly... Well, they need but only because of tourists
seeme nomore (15 days ago)
One rule i had unintentionaly broken was at a restaurant, a couple of days after arriving in narita. While waiting for my meal I used the restroom, but half of this place had tatami mat floors and I failed to notice the designated bathroom slippers. This is I assume just to protect the floors as you also must remove your shoes to be seated. Even though nothing was said, I did get plenty of odd looks. But overall in my experiance, I found most all of those I met in japan were very helpful and kind but patient with me because as a foriegner I could be forgiven and of course they don't expect you to know everything.
suzycreamcheesez (15 days ago)
aren't they pretty much ruled by other peoples opinion??
THEJEDEYEMASTER (15 days ago)
shitty country
The Wonderland Show (16 days ago)
In India, you never eat with your left hand because its used to wash your rear. In a Shinto shrine, you drink with your left hand. Now that is diversity :-)
Lorisa214 (16 days ago)
No wonder China & Japan don'ts get along Japan has all the rules, and China has none.
ewgeg keugrwug (7 days ago)
No wonder Japanese life is so depressing. No one like Japanese life
Bashful Werewolf (16 days ago)
Sarcasm lvl 80 :'DDD
Om Shree (17 days ago)
When in Japan do what's right When in India do what the Indians do man! Go with the flow bro .
siup zium ciach (17 days ago)
european culture (american as well) and japanese are the best the smartest and most advanced
roach (18 days ago)
this video could have definitely been shorter,,,
Carmella Gutierrez (18 days ago)
this video was japaneasy to understand!
Rita M (19 days ago)
I enjoy watching your videos especially hearing your kermit the frog voice. 🤣
TS Lee (20 days ago)
The cones at the garden are to alert you of soggy ground. Go near it if you want to play with mud!
TS Lee (20 days ago)
If there is no bell to ring, don't clap! Lol
Alexandra Troshina (20 days ago)
if you’re stuck in a packed metro carriage during rush hour in Moscow and need to get off the train, you can actually ask a person in front of you wether or not they’re going to get off the train at the needed stop (in case they block your way to the doors) your fellow passengers will read such question as ‘please move and let me out, thank you’ — it is considered completely normal and polite another unspoken rule of Moscow metro! when using escalators please leave one stair empty between yourself and a person behind or in front of you, and please (please) do NOT stand on a single empty stair between two people — even though official rules encourage saving space while commuting (especially during rush hours) most people would find that extremely annoying as we, Russians, usually have quite large personal spaces
Gareth Wren (20 days ago)
When you've rolled a fatty boom batty which way do you pass it after you've had your tokes?
Husky Ruski (21 days ago)
oh hey look everyone is making weed look like cigarettes in japan!
Tim. T (21 days ago)
This video is shot beautifully. It was a real pleasure to watch this, I appreciate the effort you put into making this video.
Vinodtcbe Tcbe (22 days ago)
European road rules r good and v all should fallow it
Vinodtcbe Tcbe (22 days ago)
Very good responsible rules
Vinodtcbe Tcbe (22 days ago)
Good rules
Vinodtcbe Tcbe (22 days ago)
Our Hindustan should implement same rules here also BJP Modi sab g governments should use it here
Kisen Liang (22 days ago)
As long as its not law it does not exist to me.
Eto Hige Gamer Culture (22 days ago)
I hope to go back an visit Tokyo again some day.
blooneyful (23 days ago)
2:41.......Patriots fan.
Genisay (23 days ago)
A lot of things too can be determined by watching what the people around you are doing. Watching natives at say, the escalators or crossing a street would be a very quick way to find out how to do it. Observation is a fabulous tool.
ARTWAS (23 days ago)
This is bad video , i didnt learn anything
I couldn't think of a name (23 days ago)
Because you already know all about them?
Kshitiz Pandey (24 days ago)
Wow best l
Kick The Ajummas' Face! (24 days ago)
Right should be right, the small rituals they do every day cause effects that shift their actions towards wrong if they keep doing the small wrong things like it was 'proper'.
Lusty Classy Cat (24 days ago)
11:53 I swear I saw that same building on the Digimon anime series. When they come back to the real world and go eat burgers.
Lusty Classy Cat (24 days ago)
I dare a Japanese person to come to Tijuana, Mexico. Welcome to hell.
I think we should use Glyph. (10 days ago)
*I dare a Japanese person to come to jaurez.* *Welcome to your death.*
Maeda Toshiie (25 days ago)
Tokyo is Japan. Everywhere else is just inaka. Including Osaka.
Ernie U (25 days ago)
You are a funny guy... keep up with the good works...
Jzwiz (25 days ago)
Rules in minnesota, if you havnt caught a fish you need to catch one, if you havnt eaten a fish, eat one.
Jackson (26 days ago)
one rule in the uk is: as soon as you turn 18, you have to have a larger, or any alcohol that compares to it like cider
Premium (26 days ago)
good video but these jokes are very bad and cringe
xa Xa (27 days ago)
Tập này không có phụ đề Tiếng Việt hả bạn ?
Anirban Basu (28 days ago)
Ha ha, flash photography at night in front of the windows :-) I liked the smooth pans. Your video seemed very stable even when you were running or walking. What video camera setup are you using? Gimbal-based or other elaborate stabiliser? Or, sensor + lens stabilsation in the camera?
バイクほしい (28 days ago)
客観的に見るとやっぱり日本の慣習はめんどくさい笑
victor bruun (28 days ago)
reminds me of the joke about sweden, sweden being so careful and not rushing to anything. So when they decided to switch from leftsided trafit to right, they did so gradually. First the heavy trucks, 2 weeks later mediaum pickups and again after 2 weeks regular cars could switch from left to right trafic. Very careful and harmonious.
CptEddyPrice (28 days ago)
Oh there is no deity... but those monks sure will make use of those coins hehe
B5429671 XJ (28 days ago)
"Grafitti" and "artist" do not belong together. They are low life criminals.
Robert Mitchell (29 days ago)
amazing 4k video quality
ryacus (29 days ago)
This preoccupation with "saving face" really limits their happiness.
Pandu Yugo (29 days ago)
japan is beautiful.. i love japan
Heri Setiono (29 days ago)
Terimakasih tambahan pengetahuaannya
RV Rau (30 days ago)
CONFORMITY !
Ed Kummel (30 days ago)
Japanese people are weird.
Theo N de Bray (30 days ago)
The order, the rules, and the requirement for conformity put me off a little (but only a little).  I got to like the Mai Pen Rai ('it doesn't matter') of Thailand, relaxed, friendly, sometimes a bit rough round the edges life there  (and sometimes living a bit on the edge too).
Theo N de Bray (30 days ago)
Interesting.  Now I know why Japanese do not look at other people, or rather, that they do not look at other people, which makes them appear unapproachable.  But my Japanese friends are delightful.  Nice vid, thanks LWIF
Peter Schmidt (30 days ago)
Im coming and take my Family with me. Hope to see you.
Gelique Mck (30 days ago)
Why can’t there be a channel like this for Korea 😑 like it’s kinda hard to find a good channel like this one where it gives you information and how life is in that country
Richard Jay (30 days ago)
Nice footage. I recognized so much of Tokyo. I have maybe been here too long.
Tanki e (1 month ago)
*how bout i do anyway?*
everson elaina (1 month ago)
in brazil the rule is "brake almost every rule"
for Theboys (1 month ago)
easy peasy japaneasy "that's racist" - cinema sins guy
ito123456789 (1 month ago)
please get quickly to the point, it's like you're not valuing my time and life. This video is unwatchable for me in its current form
jojolafrite90 (1 month ago)
Yeah. But I hate rules... So I would not be happy there. Not that I'm happy where I live now, though.
Raphael Ferreira (1 month ago)
Cheesy attempt at humour.
Ram M (1 month ago)
I am from India n there are no rules :D
Soouupz (1 month ago)
Rule #1 Don't be Logan Paul
George U (1 month ago)
In America the only rule is that there aren’t any.
Bharati Palkar (1 month ago)
beautiful country