Why This Japanese Town Eats BEARS 

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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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Abroad in Japan
Abroad in Japan 15 days ago
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.
Thomas McEntire
Padmanabh 3 days ago
Ay man we're waiting, when's your video coming?
Maki Hashimoto
Maki Hashimoto 3 days ago
Bear? HARD PASS . Not sure about this...I wonder how humane the kill was. Japan shoots bears....China bans them ;)
Marcus Draper
Marcus Draper 3 days ago
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,
xNico 4 days ago
Congrats on 2M!!
trainvreck Hour ago
That last cafe is straight out of an anime damn. Really enjoyed the video!
Roy Razon
Roy Razon 3 hours ago
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.
Shingo Miyashiro
Shingo Miyashiro 3 hours ago
Diana D
Diana D 4 hours ago
-is every japanese person a friend of Ryotaro?
BWinced 5 hours ago
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.
RGI The Anime Figure Guy
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!
AndyBoi 7 hours ago
I mean I GUESS every animal is Technically Edible......
Matty Monticello
Matty Monticello 13 hours ago
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)
Bruh904 14 hours ago
Aomori has the lowest life expectancy because Shinigami love apples.
Noots 17 hours ago
Great to see Ryotaro again, hope you enjoyed the cider
Mar's Lonely Planet
Mar's Lonely Planet 18 hours ago
Come on Mr. BROAD give us a new video 📹 👀 🍻
Woowoo 18 hours ago
that reconstruction of seeing a bear sign is award-worthy.
Trauma 18 hours ago
bears? food wars!
Canberra bob
Canberra bob 20 hours ago
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.
InsitefulGent 21 hour ago
Your videos are pure art, dude. Well done. Dat walk @ 4:17
Katsu NoJutsu
Katsu NoJutsu 22 hours ago
Megan Kanters
Megan Kanters 23 hours ago
Your videos have helped me get my dream job, nothing to do with Japan but the happiness you give me has made it possible
Stigeon Day ago
Traveling with Ryotaro must be unbearable
Vanessa Moore
#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.
Shesha Day ago
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.
Shesha Day ago
Liked the video as soon as Ryotaro said he'd fight Bambi
YAFAM WHY? Day ago
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?
Jessie jo Hatch
If I went on a school trip from the UK to Japan what would you recommend us 21 classmates to Do?
Osu Iro
Osu Iro Day ago
Thomas McEntire
WHAT RACE ARE YOU!??!?!!??!?!
Kimmo_Sweden Day ago
Yuo forgot the card in the cider vending machine?
Runeytunes Day ago
Congrats on 2 mil!
Djarius Day ago
That apple pie has so little sugary filling and it looks amazing. I want to make it!
As a Russian I do not know how to react
SuperWHOOPA Day ago
You might say the bear meat was a bit grizzly..
Ryan Ask
Ryan Ask 2 days ago
I’m going to Japan in about a year and a half if all goes to plan!! Your US-first channel will be my guide
Velindian 2 days ago
Journey Across Aomori: The Crusade for Apple Pie
Haaziq H
Haaziq H 2 days ago
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.
Ryhook 2 days ago
Apple pie or curry. they both look so good
Kalfax plays
Kalfax plays 2 days ago
i want to try bear now.
gotohell! 2 days ago
where the hell is the new video >:(
dion759 2 days ago
Who is behind the camera?
Faerie Aurora
Faerie Aurora 2 days ago
look at those cute smol apples
Marcell Thompson
Marcell Thompson 2 days ago
What does it cost to move to Japan?
Maria Antonieta
Maria Antonieta 2 days ago
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.
Joe Cahill
Joe Cahill 2 days ago
15:47 "and it opens... 'ike 'at!" - Ryotaro's Britishisms continue to astound me
ahmed abdel
ahmed abdel 2 days ago
i need more friends like Ryotaro
KORTOKtheSTRONG 2 days ago
Zefi Zefo
Zefi Zefo 2 days ago
Zefi Zefo
Zefi Zefo 2 days ago
Zefi Zefo
Zefi Zefo 2 days ago
Zefi Zefo
Zefi Zefo 2 days ago
Oskanderstine 2 days ago
"Deer Bear Boar" but, does it play out well in Japanese words as a rap?
Mark 2 days ago
Da Bears!
Mark 2 days ago
Awesome awesome awesome! These videos you do are so good and so much fun to watch. Thanks man!
PinkoLP 2 days ago
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!
Mahdi Hosseini
Mahdi Hosseini 2 days ago
There are so many undertones of negativity with this man 🙄
Doctor Dragon
Doctor Dragon 2 days ago
5:06 marks the point where the timelines diverge from our current reality and the one in which this video is uploaded to PornHub
IridescentBanana 2 days ago
Chris, why don't you have a Patreon?
Kodigian Dowell
Kodigian Dowell 2 days ago
Bear!!! i wanna taste the Bears and the apples. Thanks for this Videos .. ist like a little vacation in Japan :)
HUNTER KILLER 2 days ago
You should do a video on gunpla
Андрей Пушкарь
Mark Dean
Mark Dean 2 days ago
When are you going to do a video on the kofun tombs?
IchigoNoShoujo 2 days ago
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! ;)
IronFreee 2 days ago
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.
Daniel Food
Daniel Food 2 days ago
is Stewart Lee your dad?
The Ugly Mandoo
The Ugly Mandoo 2 days ago
Just recently discovered this channel and I've been binge-watching for the last 2 weeks!
Shinyhunter2002 2 days ago
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The Impaler
The Impaler 2 days ago
Ginga nagareboshi gin
twakoh 2 days ago
Chitatap, then "hinna hinna"
Juan Pablo Sambo
Juan Pablo Sambo 2 days ago
Congratulations on 2 mil
DoubleTap1 2 days ago
I went to Japan and realised they don’t have subs when talking absolutely rickdickulas. 👎
catherine murray
catherine murray 2 days ago
Oh, DEER! I can't BEAR to watch. Such a BOAR...🦌🐻🐗
Dilpreet Singh Mahal
He lives in karasuno’s prefecture😜
SMontenegro 3 days ago
Although I thought the weird meats was...really weird as an American, the fact that I'm orally allergic to apples leaves me to choose Boar as the one thing I'd try. Northern Japan looks so lovely and tranquil, I wonder if that's why it doesn't seem like many people film there compared to Tokyo/Kyoto/Osaka where thing's always something happening.
alex 3 days ago
15:40 Such a great transition
Oie White
Oie White 3 days ago
jules 3 days ago
James Buckley
James Buckley 3 days ago
Risotoro walks like has something up his bum.
Bernie McDonald
Bernie McDonald 3 days ago
i hope that wasnt your credit card you left in the cider machine
Sixpack Korkman
Sixpack Korkman 3 days ago
NOah bOi
NOah bOi 3 days ago
“Dear bear boar” That was heat 🔥
Zahra Sattari
Zahra Sattari 3 days ago
Being an apple farmer next to the mountains and the sea.. sounds like a dream
Zahra Sattari
Zahra Sattari 3 days ago
or a glamorous ghibli story:)
Marcus Draper
Marcus Draper 3 days ago
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,
burningphoneix 3 days ago
Eating bears is such a cliche in anime that I assumed Japanese people just eat bear all the time.
Mikias Leulseged
Mikias Leulseged 3 days ago
I have never had apple pie in my life and would love to have one.
Ash 3 days ago
I think the title of the video should’ve been, “I Ate Bambi’s Dead Mom Raw.”
welcome to the rice fields
two years less for eating tasty things.... totally worth it
Swldn's Story
Swldn's Story 3 days ago
Ryotoro just took the piss out of u in his video 🤣🤣
Deusdekis 3 days ago
13:30 here and I haven't eaten yet...
Heiress_Aries 3 days ago
Risotoro, the World's most English Japanese Man Risotoro, the World's Worst Chauffer Risotoro, Natsuki's Rival Risotoro, Eater of Raw Bambis
Adrian 4 days ago
All Apple lovers from now on must now make a pilgrimage to Aomori to do the apple pie map tour.
kani_mar 4 days ago
I don’t see a reason not to eat bears... they probably damn tasty.
kani_mar 4 days ago
General Kenobi
Kdan 4 days ago
Seriously food in Japan looks so unappealing, except curry:-)
Sarah Fenstermaker
The apple pie map is the equivalent of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail in the US. 🤣 Cheers from abroad! 🥃
Ichidoodles 010101
honestly, I'll try all the dishes featured :3 they look tasty
Joss Nguyen
Joss Nguyen 4 days ago
I forget how entertaining Chris Broad's videoes are. Great stuff.
li wu
li wu 4 days ago
The father of iamalexx. Noe. How many stdsDid you contacted from love hotel AvHooker. Sharla
BJGvideos 4 days ago
Sad 4 days ago
You're so mean to Ryotaro :(
Alasdair Trench
Alasdair Trench 4 days ago
It's been about a week since I discovered this channel, and since then I've binge watched pretty much all the content since about mid 2016... Its been thoroughly enjoyable living through your adventures in a country I'd love to visit again - particularly in the middle of a British lockdown! Thanks for continuing to provide really interesting and engaging content, I look forward to keeping up to date. Also, as if I wasn't already hooked on Japan, an apple pie map would have sold me!
uglyorc 4 days ago
I need a Natsuki rap right now
Langa Makes Music
"I ate Bambi raw" I have a gutter mind so that didn't paint the prettiest image in my mind.
Brendon B
Brendon B 4 days ago
I'll try it all
Les Notestine Jr
Les Notestine Jr 4 days ago
I look so forward to your videos Chris...it is a joyous moment when I see an Abroad in Japan notification in my notification bar.....thank you for the good entertainment an knowledge your videos bestow upon us...and your friendship with Ryotaro is one that everyone should have..I've ran outta nice things to say no so bug off an make us more videos
Rotcrawler 4 days ago
9:12 Texans:.... Yeehaw fuck bambi lemme get that deer boi!
Superluminal Speed
"oh hello there" sounds familiar...
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