Why This Japanese Town Eats BEARS

10 Jan 2021
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In Japan's northern region of Aomori, the locals regularly eat bear meat. But why's it popular and how does it taste? We travel across Aomori to try 5 dishes and uncover why it has the shortest life expectancy of any prefecture in Japan. (And no it's got nothing to do with the bears!)
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  • NOTIFICATION SQUAD: On our 200km journey around Aomori we ate our way through five local dishes. WHICH ONE do you want to try the most? Also, don't miss Ryotaro's absurd rap. He truly outdid himself this time. Jokes aside, it's good to be back on the road together. I always enjoy these little excursions and I hope you guys enjoy coming along the ride! (ESPECIALLY now Abroad in Japan is in 4k). Right, I'm off for a liquor breakfast.

    Abroad in JapanAbroad in Japan17 ditë më parë
    • Like rdr

      Golden ExpGolden ExpDitë më parë
    • I NEED TO KNOW.... WHAT RACE ARE YOU?!?!?!??!

      Thomas McEntireThomas McEntire3 ditë më parë
    • Ay man we're waiting, when's your video coming?

      PadmanabhPadmanabh5 ditë më parë
    • Bear? HARD PASS . Not sure about this...I wonder how humane the kill was. Japan shoots bears....China bans them ;)

      Maki HashimotoMaki Hashimoto5 ditë më parë
    • I really want to go to Japan and become a teacher there but I don't know how, I am young and have a few years left in school but what road would I have to take to have the required skills,

      Marcus DraperMarcus Draper5 ditë më parë
  • Dont know if you know but you left your card in the cider machine.👍

    JayJay21 minutë më parë
  • I used to live in Misawa Aomori. I hope you get to visit there soon! It would be so cool to see what it looks like now vs 2000!

    Meagan HartmanMeagan Hartman6 orë më parë
  • *Breaking News* : Aomori Life expectancy goes down again as Japanese Man got stabbed in the head by a fork by a Hungry British Bear

    son nguyenson nguyen6 orë më parë
  • Heres hoping on a crossover with Karl Pilkingtin's "an idiot abroad" ahah

    Larry BarnhillLarry Barnhill6 orë më parë
  • Damn that appuru pai looks amazing

    sgt.Gojirasgt.Gojira9 orë më parë
  • I think I want to try that bear but the apple pie looks heavenly!

    Pineapple GamerPineapple Gamer9 orë më parë
  • I would like to try all the above and an apple pie tour too...LOL

    Royse LeechRoyse Leech10 orë më parë
  • damn brother you are brave, I don't know if I could do raw deer meat.

    oo zeoo ze13 orë më parë
  • Honestly I make my grandmas apple pie recipe so I'm super curious how that pie tastes in comparison

    TopHatPenguinTopHatPenguin14 orë më parë
  • Ryotaro is to Chris what Toby is to Michael Scott in the Office

    van Kabristevan Kabriste15 orë më parë
  • Hey, your videos are always unique and informative. Thankyou for sharing videos. ❤️ I hope everyone Thinks the same like me

    SHIWAM獅羽武SHIWAM獅羽武17 orë më parë
  • What’s up Broski 🦋

    MamkajiwinMamkajiwin17 orë më parë
  • Don't know why but....He's my crush now.

    ZHOOM PAAZHOOM PAA18 orë më parë
  • I was thinking the other day and surely will come a day when you run out of places to visit in Japan. Abroad in North Korea next?

    Jonathan DavisJonathan Davis18 orë më parë
  • Chris never runs out of ideas

    Kalle SilvmarkKalle Silvmark20 orë më parë
  • Does Chris even like Ryotoro? Like constantly complaining about him lol

    Samblix xSamblix x20 orë më parë
  • 12:48 ここのやりとりなんだよ笑

    TONY STARKTONY STARK21 orë më parë
  • Risottoro rap album in 2021 confirmed!!

    1337CaptainHadock1337CaptainHadock23 orë më parë
  • Apple pie

    SoshiPlayZSoshiPlayZ23 orë më parë
  • Sapporo. The absolute best beer of all time.

    A BA BDitë më parë
  • u just keep adding reasons to my list of why I wanna move to Japan

    Daksh AgarwalDaksh AgarwalDitë më parë
  • What was the name of the cooking vessels in the room and the ones used to cook the deer bear boar? Thang you

    Gremlin HunterGremlin HunterDitë më parë
  • I really love Japanese culture that's why I really enjoy watching your content. Please continue sharing your life in Japan. Hoping to see more videos.

    Adventures of the KookAdventures of the KookDitë më parë
  • Ryotaro looks more Maori than Japanese to me. No, not the skin, but also the face

    Abie PratamaAbie PratamaDitë më parë
  • absolutely love the show! is it true that the japanese are obsessed with blood group/typing and personality traits linked to that? also .. do you know your own blood group? not sure.if you've answered this already as I'm a new subscriber! #askabroad

    Star WandererStar WandererDitë më parë
  • 7:47 Top ten rappers Eminem was too afraid to diss. Still waiting on Ryotaro's latest album.

    Sagnik DeySagnik DeyDitë më parë
  • Hey Chris. Just 100% Ghost of Tsushima. Have you ever been or wanted to go to Tsushima?

    TrevLord 686TrevLord 686Ditë më parë
  • This apple pie didn't look that great. Seemed like they tried to make one of those showy copycat cakes, that may look like a regular american apple pie, but you could just make out the gelatine to hold it all in place, which is wrong...

    Alexis2andsoOnAlexis2andsoOnDitë më parë
  • slice pan and mop up curry

    royal tara rangerroyal tara rangerDitë më parë
  • Hey Chris A travel Company in Switzerland just had a lecture about japan and he mentioned you. Love seeing you spread out.

    Daniel TeuscherDaniel TeuscherDitë më parë
  • Just found your channel. Question- how do you travel to Japan right now due to travel ban? I see youtubers going for these videos, but how? I cant go to Japan right now can I?

    SaraserketSaraserketDitë më parë
  • Stop being fat please

    Martin SMartin SDitë më parë
  • Hanafuda flavoured dinner.

    Bartosz GabiśBartosz GabiśDitë më parë
  • That curry looks good. I want that.

    BardgoldBardgoldDitë më parë
  • You've run out of ideas. Eating bears? Trash Taste! J/K love your channel.

    James JanssonJames JanssonDitë më parë
  • that all looks so delicious, I hunt deer with my dad in winter and the precision of the cut of the venison(or deer meat) is amazing, and I have always wanted to try bear meat!

    Maddie McDonoughMaddie McDonoughDitë më parë
  • As great as everything looked, I think hanging with Ryotaro looked the most fun.

    Shaun MaloneShaun MaloneDitë më parë
  • shocked kumamon face intensifies*

    Dany isDany isDitë më parë
  • Apple curry. I want to try that apple curry. Then the bear.

    etherdemonetherdemon2 ditë më parë
  • I need to go to Aomori, and I need to do the life's too short tour! Where it the link to that damn tour man?!?!?!

    Player TwoPlayer Two2 ditë më parë
  • That last cafe is straight out of an anime damn. Really enjoyed the video!

    trainvrecktrainvreck2 ditë më parë
  • Hi Chris, a new subscriber of yours. Been to Japan and loved it. The more I watch you the more I’m wanting to go back. Where is Sharla now by the way, thanks.

    Roy RazonRoy Razon2 ditë më parë
  • Bear

    Shingo MiyashiroShingo Miyashiro2 ditë më parë
  • -is every japanese person a friend of Ryotaro?

    Diana DDiana D2 ditë më parë
  • Another great video. Just discovered your series, Chris, and finished a binge of the entire 2020 season. As an aside, I dig the Khruangbin background music.

    BWincedBWinced2 ditë më parë
  • Well after a month and half of binge watching every video I have arrived at the latest! I am now struck with that hollow feeling inside as if I've just watched an jaw dropping Anime and it's now finished. Watching this channel go from British bloke in a flat in Japan with one camera to all of this awesome mind blowing top quality content has been a sheer joy! I have loved every minute of it and I can't wait to see what Chris has planned for us next! Bring on Journey Across Japan 3! Thanks Chris and the team you guys are like a magic!!! Oh and thumbs up if you want to see Chris take the life expectancy food tour! Hmm what to do now...? I know! Time to go and watch Abroad Perspective!

    RGI The Anime Figure GuyRGI The Anime Figure Guy2 ditë më parë
  • I mean I GUESS every animal is Technically Edible......

    AndyBoiAndyBoi2 ditë më parë
  • I see you answer questions sometimes. Do you have scar tissue in the right side of your mouth, (or possibly left if the image is mirrored)

    Matty MonticelloMatty Monticello2 ditë më parë
  • Aomori has the lowest life expectancy because Shinigami love apples.

    Bruh904Bruh9042 ditë më parë
  • Great to see Ryotaro again, hope you enjoyed the cider

    NootsNoots2 ditë më parë
  • Come on Mr. BROAD give us a new video 📹 👀 🍻

    Mar's Lonely PlanetMar's Lonely Planet2 ditë më parë
  • that reconstruction of seeing a bear sign is award-worthy.

    WoowooWoowoo2 ditë më parë
  • bears? food wars!

    TraumaTrauma2 ditë më parë
  • 熊を食べるなと非難している方々へ 近年日本に生息する熊の個体数は増えています。狩猟され料理として出されている熊は農場に侵入したり、市街地に侵入して駆除命令が出た熊です。 Don't blame him for eating bears.

    Canberra bobCanberra bob2 ditë më parë
  • Your videos are pure art, dude. Well done. Dat walk @ 4:17

    InsitefulGentInsitefulGent3 ditë më parë

    Katsu NoJutsuKatsu NoJutsu3 ditë më parë
  • Your videos have helped me get my dream job, nothing to do with Japan but the happiness you give me has made it possible

    Megan KantersMegan Kanters3 ditë më parë
  • Traveling with Ryotaro must be unbearable

    StigeonStigeon3 ditë më parë
  • #SaveAsianBoss Please help them out. They're on the verge of shutting down. P.S. I know this is unrelated to the video but its really important. They would really appreciate it if you took the time to donate to their cause.

    Vanessa MooreVanessa Moore3 ditë më parë
  • My god, I want damn well any of the things you guys ate in the video! I'm in the middle of a fast but just got internet again after a few weeks, so despite the torture I'm catching up on everything I've missed haha.

    SheshaShesha3 ditë më parë
  • Liked the video as soon as Ryotaro said he'd fight Bambi

    SheshaShesha3 ditë më parë
  • What’s you take on the anime culture in Japan, and what do you think of that yourself. Also i’ve seen it basically everywhere including advertisements, why’s that?

    YAFAM WHY?YAFAM WHY?3 ditë më parë
  • If I went on a school trip from the UK to Japan what would you recommend us 21 classmates to Do?

    Jessie jo HatchJessie jo Hatch3 ditë më parë
  • Nice

    Osu IroOsu Iro3 ditë më parë
  • WHAT RACE ARE YOU!??!?!!??!?!

    Thomas McEntireThomas McEntire3 ditë më parë
  • Yuo forgot the card in the cider vending machine?

    Kimmo_SwedenKimmo_Sweden3 ditë më parë
  • Congrats on 2 mil!

    RuneytunesRuneytunes3 ditë më parë
  • That apple pie has so little sugary filling and it looks amazing. I want to make it!

    DjariusDjarius3 ditë më parë
  • As a Russian I do not know how to react

    JustARandomBlokeJustARandomBloke3 ditë më parë
  • You might say the bear meat was a bit grizzly..

    SuperWHOOPASuperWHOOPA3 ditë më parë
  • I’m going to Japan in about a year and a half if all goes to plan!! Your ALworld channel will be my guide

    Ryan AskRyan Ask4 ditë më parë
  • Journey Across Aomori: The Crusade for Apple Pie

    VelindianVelindian4 ditë më parë
  • How are you all holding up in WFH mode? Me ? It ended me up doing a review (#OutsideTheWireNetflix ) on this movie. :S but seriously though. WFH is throwing me out of whack. Haha.

    Haaziq HHaaziq H4 ditë më parë
  • Apple pie or curry. they both look so good

    RyhookRyhook4 ditë më parë
  • i want to try bear now.

    Kalfax playsKalfax plays4 ditë më parë
  • where the hell is the new video >:(

    gotohell!gotohell!4 ditë më parë
  • Who is behind the camera?

    dion759dion7594 ditë më parë
  • look at those cute smol apples

    Faerie AuroraFaerie Aurora4 ditë më parë
  • What does it cost to move to Japan?

    Marcell ThompsonMarcell Thompson4 ditë më parë
  • I used to watch this channel a few years ago, then I stopped and for some reason youtube recommended me this video today. I was shocked to see this guy again because he looks like he's aged a lot in a small period of time. What happened to him? Not hating on him just curious.

    Maria AntonietaMaria Antonieta4 ditë më parë
  • 15:47 "and it opens... 'ike 'at!" - Ryotaro's Britishisms continue to astound me

    Joe CahillJoe Cahill4 ditë më parë
  • i need more friends like Ryotaro

    ahmed abdelahmed abdel4 ditë më parë
  • w

    KORTOKtheSTRONGKORTOKtheSTRONG4 ditë më parë

    Zefi ZefoZefi Zefo4 ditë më parë
    • Steek

      Zefi ZefoZefi Zefo4 ditë më parë
    • Steak

      Zefi ZefoZefi Zefo4 ditë më parë
    • Stack

      Zefi ZefoZefi Zefo4 ditë më parë
  • "Deer Bear Boar" but, does it play out well in Japanese words as a rap?

    OskanderstineOskanderstine4 ditë më parë
  • Da Bears!

    MarkMark4 ditë më parë
  • Awesome awesome awesome! These videos you do are so good and so much fun to watch. Thanks man!

    MarkMark4 ditë më parë
  • Having binged all of this channels videos over the last few days, I now feel empty and I don't really know what to do now. I forgot how to be productive. Also with every video I wanna return to Japan even more than I already did. I lived there as part of an exchange program for six months and apparently missed out on so many things... Go away covid, I want to travel again!

    PinkoLPPinkoLP4 ditë më parë
  • There are so many undertones of negativity with this man 🙄

    Mahdi HosseiniMahdi Hosseini4 ditë më parë
  • 5:06 marks the point where the timelines diverge from our current reality and the one in which this video is uploaded to PornHub

    Doctor DragonDoctor Dragon4 ditë më parë
  • Chris, why don't you have a Patreon?

    IridescentBananaIridescentBanana4 ditë më parë
  • Bear!!! i wanna taste the Bears and the apples. Thanks for this Videos .. ist like a little vacation in Japan :)

    Kodigian DowellKodigian Dowell4 ditë më parë
  • You should do a video on gunpla

  • alworld.info/u/video/qaTIrI-geZufmNk

    Андрей ПушкарьАндрей Пушкарь4 ditë më parë
  • When are you going to do a video on the kofun tombs?

    Mark DeanMark Dean4 ditë më parë
  • I just noticed a bunch of similarities between Aomori and where I'm from, Austria in Europe. We have a famous apple pie (Apfelstrudel), we have a lot of different kinds of alcohol (especially wine), there is all kinds of meat (including deer - no bears though), traditional food is often quite salty. And our life expectancy is 81 years. You might like it here! ;)

    IchigoNoShoujoIchigoNoShoujo4 ditë më parë
  • Loosing just 2 years of life expectancy to be able to eat ramen and pies whenever you want? Seams like a good deal to me.

    IronFreeeIronFreee4 ditë më parë
  • is Stewart Lee your dad?

    Daniel FoodDaniel Food4 ditë më parë
  • Just recently discovered this channel and I've been binge-watching for the last 2 weeks!

    The Ugly MandooThe Ugly Mandoo4 ditë më parë