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  • Japan is one of the thinnest countries in the world.

  • The average Japanese man has the same BMI as the average man from Sudan.

  • In fact, the only countries with lower male BMIs than Japan are those with widespread poverty or famine.

  • But the case for Japanese women is even more shocking.

  • The average BMI for Japanese women has been DECREASING for the past 20 years, and there are now only 7 countries in the world where the average female BMI is lower than Japan.

  • Of course BMI isn't a perfect index, but there's no denying that Japanese people are THIN.

  • On the other hand, America is infamous for its obesity epidemic, making these two countries near extremes in terms of worldwide body weight.

  • Part of the weight differences between the US and Japan are reflected in the ideal body image promoted by their respective media.

  • If you've ever looked through a Japanese fashion magazine, you may have seen one of these extremely disturbing weight loss ads.

  • And while these obviously photoshopped girls aren't every Japanese person's ideal, these actual ads wouldn't exist if no one wanted to be that skinny.

  • And the thing is, if you switch those ideal body weights between countries, you might find them rejected by the other country's media as too fat, or too thin.

  • There are many reasons for this stark difference in weight, and of course one of them is portion size.

  • So just how different are the meals in the US and Japan?

  • We decided to test this by comparing the portion sizes of fast food restaurants found in both countries.

  • I don't know how to hold all those.

  • We just spent about $50.

  • I really freaking hope my idea works!

  • Otherwise this is going to be a lot of wasted money.

  • I was just going to compare some cups.

  • This is Rachel and Jun. We're gonna take it all the way.

  • We built this box in AmericaMaybe like 13 inches is how wide I want this.

  • There are two more graph boards.

  • I'm going to build like a little... with walls and stuff.

  • 'Cause I need the background measurements as well...

  • Hopefully this works.

  • Filmed several popular fast food products on one side, and now we just have to line the camera up toum, line the camline the ca – *MEOW* This is as good as it's gonna get.

  • Let's start with the burgers.

  • Unexpectedly, most the burgers were about the same size in both America and Japan.

  • And in the case of Burger King, the Japanese side even had more calories.

  • The biggest difference in sizes comes with drinks, though.

  • This large cup is about half the water I drink in a day.

  • It's a little horrifying to think about that being filled with soda.

  • Japanese drink sizes on the other hand areis this a cup for babies?

  • I can fit this entire cup in my hand.

  • I saw this experiment once where someone poured soda from the American large to the Japanese large and it overflowed.

  • But that's obvious, though.

  • Let's see how much we can fill.

  • So this single large American drink can fill both the large and medium Japanese cups EASILY.

  • If you're surprised by this, how would you feel to know that these Japanese fast food cups are GIGANTIC compared to normal cups in Japanese restaurants!

  • Japanese cup sizes are just... plain... small.

  • When I eat out with my wife, we have to ask for a pitcher of water for her because she just... keeps... refilling.

  • Not again!

  • Noooo.

  • Let's play a game.

  • Do you know what size cup my parents use with dinner?

  • Go ahead and take a guess.

  • You have three seconds.

  • It's none of these.

  • They don't drink anything.

  • Literally nothing.

  • Moving on!

  • McDonald's fries are for the most part bigger in Japan??

  • Although when you factor in the price, you're still getting more bang for your buck in America.

  • Burger King's fries are all around larger in America, although the containers don't do a good job of showing that.

  • Wait a minutewhy do the large Japanese fries have more calories than the American fries, even though the total amount is less…?

  • Could it beare we Japanese secretly fatties

  • You really need to lose some weight.

  • Or is it that the American market cares more about the calorie count to determine how healthy a product is?

  • Or is it just that Japan uses different ingredients?

  • Or could it just be, America is quietly making their burgers smaller because it lowers production costs

  • Yeah!!!!!!!!!

  • Business!!!!!!

  • Whatever the reason, the fact is Japanese people just don't eat out as often as Americans in the first place.

  • Almost half of Americans eat out at least once a week, compared to only 16% of Japanese people.

  • On the other hand, an entire 3rd of Japan only eats out a couple times a year, or not at all, compared to 1/5th of Americans.

  • If that's not clear enough, here's the average caloric intake in each country.

  • The US isno surprise, number 1, at 3,800 calories.

  • Japan on the other hand is 81st, at 2,800 calories per day.

  • 1,000 fewer calories.

  • That's the equivalent of the average American eating an extra Big Mac, medium fries, and small fountain soda every.

  • Single.

  • Day.

  • Anyway, the best diet is just not to eat any of this at all.

  • Instead, if you want good food, come over to my channel Jun's kitchen, and I will teach you lots of delicious recipes!

  • We released a jewelry collection!

  • This is our Sakura collection with Motif.

  • Each piece is sterling silver, and the flower petals are a matte rose gold.

  • It's a limited collection and we actually released it a few months ago on our vlog channel, so there aren't many pieces left!

  • If you're interested, the links and more information are in the description box!

Japan is one of the thinnest countries in the world.

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Japan vs USA | How different are fast food menus?

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