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  • what do you think about the recent trend of  japanese youtubers reacting to your videos  

  • reaction videos what reaction video oh my god what  the what is going on make it stop make it stop  

  • wow so you might notice recently if you  watch videos about japan that everyone  

  • and their mum has been churning out reaction  videos particularly to a video i made a few  

  • years ago called what not to do in japan with this  terrible thumbnail i i'm sick to death of seeing  

  • now i've never really got the whole reaction  video thing i don't think i've made a single  

  • reaction video ever in the 200 videos that  i've made and i guess that's because when it  

  • comes to reaction videos i've always thought who  really wants to watch them and at the end of it  

  • is that three million views just to watch a person  watch another person this guy's a genius george  

  • george japan i hope that's his real name george  japan maybe i should rebrand to chris england  

  • but look at this perplexed expression combined  with the word interesting it's genius how could  

  • i not click on that it must be it must be bloody  spectacular let's have a look then before we watch  

  • it let's put it into 1080p i can't watch a video  in 480p is is that it 480p only 3.3 million views  

  • on a 480p video are you having a laugh and heream like an idiot trying to make videos in 4k super  

  • wonder definition so you can practically reach  out and touch joey the anime man's face in a bar  

  • and for what nothing i should have just filmed  it all on my broken iphone in 480 piss right  

  • okay we're going to stop the video there formoment okay some people might find this sort of  

  • thing funny but i certainly don't quite franklyfeel he's disrespectful to the people of japan if  

  • you don't like japan go home to your own country  if you can't stand the heat get out of the uh  

  • go somewhere else quite frankly clearly he's run  out of ideas and i don't want to watch anymore  

  • but we're going to watch some more so whenfirst started seeing these reaction videos pop  

  • up i was pretty surprised and i really sat up and  took notice when the japan times did an article  

  • discussing the emerging trend of japanese reaction  channels and by now you probably hate this  

  • damn thumbnail as much as i do as more and more  creators utilize it in increasingly provocative  

  • ways what started out as oh interesting has  gone on to become that's [ __ ] lies rubbish  

  • in fact i predict by the year 2025 most people  actually watch abroad in japan through someone  

  • else's youtube channel in fact you're probably not  watching this video on abroad in japan right now  

  • probably on george japan isn't it george is up  there somewhere reacting away aren't you george  

  • reacting in a room yeah to be honest chris  your face looks better in 480p anyway now  

  • perhaps understandably i get a lot of questions  about this how do i feel do i benefit from having  

  • people react to the video does the original video  do better what are the ethics around just taking  

  • someone's entire video and just reacting to it  at your desk and am i angry about it to which i  

  • say yes i am angry off with their heads a lot of  them oh oh god if you're gonna make a toy sword  

  • like have a volume control on it that's really  it's really unnecessarily loud i don't know why  

  • i've got this put that there but i'll get to my  brutal honest opinions in a minute because i feel  

  • like before we reach any conclusions we should  probably watch some of these reaction videos first  

  • god forbid so buckle up and get ready for the next  level of inception style reaction videos where you  

  • can watch a british guy reacting to a japanese  guy reacting to a british guy reacting to japan  

  • oh [ __ ] my life this is it isn't it the  future of youtube the future we deserve

  • uh this one looks pretty pretty damn  intimidating i'm telling you not to do  

  • what not to do in japan by yuya with a very very  ominous looking expression let's see what happens  

  • welcome back to my channel today let me try  to react to this video again 12 things not  

  • to do in japan in the last video that was my  fourth reaction video so it wasn't good enough  

  • and i got some comment doing it again because the  first attempt wasn't good enough that is that's  

  • pretty impressive i think my favorite thing about  watching these reaction videos is seeing where  

  • all the different people are reacting from uh yuya  looks like he's at work in an office or something  

  • he's very smart it's like he's just snuck off to  a side room quickly because he simply had to react  

  • to this to this video hello guys i'm jordan so  today i'm gonna react a video called 12 things  

  • i just love how humble george is right he's  barely in the frame of his own video like the  

  • doors on the right hand side of the frame take  up more space than george does what a humble guy  

  • japanese lady reacts to 12 things not  to do in japan mrs eats straight up  

  • eats you getting it yet there's a lot  of eating going on there let's dive in  

  • hi everyone this is mrs eats today we're gonna  be watching 12 things not to do in japan seems  

  • very nice i like to think when she's not filming  uh reaction videos or eating things she adorns the  

  • impressive red samurai helmet behind her on  the shelf and becomes japan's most ruthless  

  • masked vigilante bit like batman japanese batman  but with the samurai helmet that's mrs eats

  • well if you want to exchange your name card with  your client this is your client and you you have  

  • to be below than him because this is showing you  some respect that's awkward i didn't know that  

  • that uh you're supposed to hold your business  card below the client i'm usually like up here  

  • and they're down here so i think that might  explain quite a lot of situations i've got  

  • myself into over the years good commentary it's  interesting point tokyo foodie sarah literally  

  • tearing her hair out what the [ __ ] it says let's  have a look hey guys welcome to my channel tokyo  

  • foodie sarah if you're new here my name is sarah  and i make videos on japanese foods and culture

  • omelette yeah good cakes oh no natto fermented  soybeans bad move there took a sharp turn  

  • today i want to be reacting to abroad  in japan channel's most watched video  

  • 12 things not to do in japan first thoughts  how many dalmatians died for that top sarah  

  • second thought so i have to say that's one of the  most impressive british accents i've ever heard  

  • from a japanese person you've put ryotaro's  accent to shame well done as a question if we  

  • meet today right now and exchanged our business  card what would you think if i act like this oh  

  • your name is yuya wannabe the cool cool business  card huh like it all right see you next time bye

  • why do i get the impression he does that look  at this eleven thousand people have liked it  

  • that's how screwed we are people actually like  ryotaros japan here we go welcome to ryotaro  

  • japan and i need to confess that i never  watch a board in japan apart from the ones  

  • i am reading yeah laugh at your crap  jokes looking through the channel i  

  • found out that the most watched video ever  was called 12 things not to do in japan  

  • and without me in it yes notice whenever ryotaro  is not in a video people actually want to watch it

  • so walking down the street whilst  eating and drinking isn't illegal  

  • you're not gonna get shouted at  no you're not gonna get arrested

  • but what you will get is the stare of  disapproval kind of but not that strict  

  • if you google tabayaruki which means eating drink  while walking you can find many good places for  

  • tabayaruki for instance in osaka i see a lot of  people eating takoyaki while walking so it doesn't  

  • make sense right so please don't take it seriously  there are a lot of people including me to drink  

  • starbucks coffee while walking even in tokyo or  everywhere so it's okay eating while walking is  

  • not seen as such a good thing my hometown is not  a big city so one day i was waiting for my train  

  • at the platform and i was eating a small cracker  like this there was nobody's behind me and then  

  • suddenly older guy was approaching me and then  suddenly he looked at me was it colonel sanders

  • this is not true if you've got a runny nose  i don't agree with him on this part because  

  • sneezing and blowing notes are completely  normal body function it cannot be healthy  

  • what do you have to do it very simple you have to  show your effort try to make this sound smaller  

  • to show some effort what does that mean when  blowing one's nose how do you make an effort  

  • like what is the scale of blowing your nose but  in the uk we just blow our nose there and then  

  • right we don't really have some sort of special  new year scale i want to see a dedicated video  

  • you if you're watching this make the video we  deserve how to blow your nose i'm 11 minutes in i  

  • haven't seen yuya smile and i want to see a smile  come on this is getting very serious oh is that  

  • is that a smile it's kind of not like is it  weird that i'm getting anxiety from watching  

  • this because of how close sarah's chin is to  the razor sharp edge of that reaction video like  

  • if her arms slip she's going to smash her  face onto that corner like if you're going  

  • to make a reaction video please make sure  to do it a safe distance health and safety  

  • first real frenchman responds to abroad  in japan all right let's check this out

  • this is without a doubt a real  frenchman oh here uh anyway

  • that point all right i love the way he's  trying to one-up me with his massive plan  

  • on the desk there i remember when i used to  film my this window actually i thought the  

  • backdrop looked really crap so i used to rather  awkwardly stick a fake plant in the background  

  • to try and make things nice but i've come  a long way since then got rid of the plant

  • so intimidating that um noise you think that  

  • something bad's gonna happen any  hand gonna get [ __ ] up by george

  • he looks a little red here is he drunk how dare  you i brought japan videos always shot sober  

  • and in a clear state of mind unless i'm drunk like  i probably was here i'm probably cheap which don't  

  • pause the video there look at that it's horrible  i think this is my main issue with reaction videos  

  • they always pause at the worst possible momentmean look at that that's the last thing you see  

  • before you die time one of my colleagues whenwas teaching i asked him do you have any pets and  

  • he said to me maybe my cat is dead laughing at  a dead cat george it's a disgrace on oh oh yes  

  • yes he [ __ ] smiled thank god for that big smile  he's a what a nice young man i like this year  

  • he's a good lad so is this christmas  there have been new dances it's quality  

  • content watching a japanese guy react to  another japanese guy butchering john lennon

  • where is he oh no george oh natsuki's not  gonna like that when you come to japan  

  • please please don't be nervous we are all kind  and also when i go to your country please be  

  • kind to me no sorry george  that's not how the uk works

  • so what do i think about all these reaction  videos and is it actually beneficial to me  

  • personally uh i think like a lot of peopleassumed that oh surely the original video will  

  • be getting more views as a result of all these  reaction videos but if you look at the statistics  

  • since the first episode went up in september  views have been pretty consistent in fact they may  

  • even be lower uh than before some people assume  that i'm angry to watch these other youtubers  

  • take the entire video and just react to it forfew minutes and i didn't feel angry when it first  

  • happened but i felt a bit weird about it i mean  from my perspective right i spent maybe seven days  

  • producing the original video it took a few days  to research and script and plan then i had to go  

  • out and film it in public and make a complete [  __ ] idiot of myself before sitting down to edit  

  • it all together into a dynamic and fun way which  meant basically or just use some brazilian music

  • i never thought the video would do as well as it  did but i was really glad but it sort of took off  

  • because it felt like that sort of production  process was completely worthwhile now compare  

  • that lengthy three-stage production process to  producing a reaction video you can literally sit  

  • down watch something for 10 or 15 minutes edit it  in about an hour because they're not that complex  

  • and that's it and you can get millions of  views and so yeah it could be a little bit  

  • of a bitter pill to swallow but youtube doesn't  reward production value it rewards human nature  

  • right whatever people click on that's what wins  and from a creator's perspective that can be both  

  • depressing but also quite exciting and empowering  for a few reasons i remember when i released a  

  • documentary about the fukushima nuclear disaster  a few years ago it's a really tough documentary to  

  • produce and i was incredibly proud of it it's one  of the best things i've probably ever made and yet  

  • upon release it was one of the worst performing  videos that i've ever made i'll be blunt at  

  • the time i was pretty [ __ ] disappointed and  disheartened it's sad to think i could have just  

  • sat here and made a video called what not to do  in japan again part two definitely don't do this  

  • but then this is youtube it's not tv and i won't  lie i'd probably be tempted to click on the video  

  • that's more provocative and controversial again  it's just human nature so that's the depressing  

  • aspect of it but on the other hand it's also quite  empowering to know that you only need an idea that  

  • people would be interested to watch in order to  succeed you don't even need to film it in 1080p  

  • 480p that's the level clearly for a topic as  sensitive as what not to do in japan naturally  

  • people are going to want to hear a japanese  perspective obviously you want to hear from a  

  • native japanese person not some sleazy british  guy with a 4k camera and credit where it's due  

  • to george he does discuss the points and add value  in his reaction video though i can't say the same  

  • for all of the reaction videos with some notable  examples well clearly reaction videos are here to  

  • stay what i'll say is don't bother reacting tovideo unless you have an original thought or point  

  • or perspective don't be tempted to cash in ontrend uh do something just reviews try and find an  

  • original angle to be honest there's only one thing  that i'm disappointed about and that is having  

  • grown up on a diet of bitterness resentment gordon  ramsay and simon cowell the british part of me  

  • wanted a japanese youtuber to roast me like a [ __  ] chicken tear into me call me a donkey destroy me  

  • with facts everyone actually appears to be pretty  nice even the french guy was relatively pleasant

  • what do you think about reaction videos is there  a point where they go from being good to bad let  

  • me know in the comments for more behind the scenes  stuff check out the abroad japan patreon but for  

  • now guys as always many thanks for watching i'm  off to uh walk down the street while eating a  

  • loaf of bread i'm gonna break all the rules i'm  gonna do it while waving this sword really that  

  • is so loud all right okay i i'm gonna pause the  video there even though it's finished that was  

  • [ __ ] i didn't get the jokes this sword thing  i didn't understand that uh i think if you can  

  • have a channel with two million subscribers but  not make videos ever point it's time to go home

what do you think about the recent trend of  japanese youtubers reacting to your videos  

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    Yiu Fung Chow posted on 2021/02/16
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