Please Citizens Arrest me

All right me and Dave rockin’ the news.

A

Not a the

Citizens arrest YouTuber who we
talked about last week was rearrested.

How do you get
re-arrested in a single week?

Like how do you get arrested for?

Citizens arresting people
and then like the next week

I guess like he was
arrested and released.

I don’t know if he’s actually
gone a trial or anything’s happened

But then the next week you
go out and you’re like, well.

this time I’ll do it right and.

Okay, anyways here the
story and it’s even dumber than

the last one the last one. He
basically accused a woman of

Schelping tickets

So this time there is a man in his 50s.

who’s waiting for a
friend at a train station.

He is then pushed to the ground
and surrounded by a group of people

Who claimed he was trying to escape
the police because he was a drug addict.

So they did the YouTuber
did a Citizens arrest.

He was restrained a man, which is I guess
has not kidnapping. It’s assault for sure

They pushed him to the ground.
So that’s assault like restraining

people against their will
has to be a crime in itself.

So I’m really torn on that like
what crime is that it’s not I guess.

It’s a kind of kidnapping.
I guess kidnapping.

Maybe you have
to take away people.

Because there was the thing he
talked about last week kidnapping

if you’re in like in a company in
the company like locks the doors

What refuse won’t let you
leave because you refuse to find a

If a company we’ve read about black
companies and you have to sign a form

And they won’t let you leave the room until
you sign the form if you call the police

They’ve actually kidnapped you because you’re
not allowed to leave So I guess this is

Under the same law. So if one
of them’s kidnapping this has to

be kidnapping as well. Anyways, the
Citizens arrest YouTuber With friends

Surrounded a completely
innocent man in his 50s who was

waiting for a friend
pushed him to the ground

surrounded That’s got
to be terrifying in itself.

He has no drug connections

And the dude was arrested again.
So I don’t know.

Like he’s not very good
at Citizens arresting first

of all like there’s one
thing like I want to make.

My name is a vigilante.

I need to

Vigilante properly. I need to I
need to vigilant the right tease.

I need to

Be vigilant about
who I Vigilante’s.

Try to make up new words Riz was

Quoted as being the
word of the year for I think

the Miriam Webster
dictionary or something.

But if you’re gonna do
Citizens arrest you got to like.

So to me I’ve confused
because to me this is a failure on

multiple points. He wants
to be a Citizens arrest guy.

But once everyone finds out you are not

Arresting people who’ve committed crimes.

You failed on that point

So maybe they would just come to your
channel to see you arrest the wrong people.

Like maybe that’s what
they would come for that

would be the entertainment
of that part like.

Who’s he going to falsely citizens
arrest today and then he gets in trouble?

The police have to do something
about this like this is actually

a case where it’s like he’s
obviously just going to keep going.

Until he goes too far
someone gets hurt.

I guess in a weird way if you
hurt someone and they sue him.

That actually might be the better
outcome like not that the guy gets hurt,

but then being able to sue someone
and take all his money would actually be.

The Russian embassy so
Japan and Russia, you know,

they’re having a contentious
time right now because.

Japan does not support
Russia and its efforts Russia

has pushed back on that
there has been some contention.

Because of islands north of
Japan that are still in dispute.

so

Russia and Japan right now do not have
the greatest relations in their embassies.

Turns out Russian embassies have
been refusing to pay their parking fines

The embassy this is actually the bid.
I liked.

The embassy claims to be making efforts.

But just just can’t find
a way to pay the fines

like we’re trying
we’re trying really hard

Just can’t we can’t figure out how to pay
the fine. I don’t know. I every time I go

I forget my wallet or I
forget the the forearms.

Oh, I don’t know what happened,
but then you find out Russia had.

59% of diplomatic parking
fines in 2022 so it’s almost like.

They’re going out of the way
the 41% of the other diplomatic

parking fines is the entirety
of all the embassies in Japan.

So Russia is doing essentially
60% of the parking fines that is.

338 cases so if you want
to do the math add another

40% of that you have all
the diplomatic parking fines

For the country in 2022.

But 60% so that’s like they’re trying like
you have two options you can park here.

Where you can park over
there illegally and then the

Russian guys are like park
illegally. Let’s get a ticket

Let’s get a ticket so we don’t
have to pay it just to cause

Japanese police a
little more trouble.

It’s a Diplomatic immunity diplomatic
community diplomatic community has always

been kind of a weird thing to
me. I’ve never really understood it.

I can commit a crime in your
country, but because I’m a diplomat.

I don’t get in trouble for it.

I mean, why would you show
respect to a country that you’re angry

at right now? That’s that’s
actually just the way it goes, I guess.

A 41-year-old company executive went to the
Japan Airlines diamond Premier lounge now

I can tell you as a normal
human being I’ve never

been in anything that is
diamond and or premier

But to combine the two
the diamond Premier lounge.

That’s just got to be the
best lounge in the world ever.

So while people were there
and they’re eating and taking naps

because they’re rich fancy people
and they do whatever they want.

This company executive so
he’s a company executive so it

the fact okay There’s a couple
things that that struck me

Company executives get paid more than me.
I get paid normal people money.

Company executives
get paid more than that.

So he’s got more than
normal people money already.

He’s going into the diamond premier
lounge which means he probably makes more

Than even rich people
money like he’s getting

into the exclusive
bits of the airport.

Not a place I would care about.
I don’t know. I bet if I went in there.

I’d be very happy about it. Actually,
no fancy places make me uncomfortable.

I’ve gone to fancy bars a
few times and I always was

like I don’t belong here,
and I don’t like it and the the

excessive staff attention
is very off-putting to me

I like going to bars and
Issacias in Japan where

they’re like hey you near
they can I’m like not buddy

We’re good and then they just like
walk off and you’re like that’s right

I’ll call you if I need you and
then you go away and then

they come over and they’re
like you need something

like yeah I do and
then they give it to you.

So I’m that class of person the
Excessive attention puts me off.

So this guy’s in this
diamond premier lounge.

And he decides it would be a great idea.

To steal a wallet worth 190,000
yen that had 300,000 yen in it.

So there’s there’s actually again
another sort of the level difference.

The wallet was worth 190,000 yen.

The average Japanese salary I
say this regularly because it keeps all

these big numbers because you
use Japanese yen in all these stories.

A lot of these big numbers are going to mean
anything to the average listener because

they’re in their country with their currency
and then the relationship doesn’t make sense.

The average person makes
four million to five million.

So let’s say four point five million yen
a year in Japan. That’s average salary.

So your monthly salary.

300 to 450,000 yen a month.
So someone’s spending a hundred

and ninety thousand yen that is
probably about half the average

salary for a month or
like two-week salary for

a normal person in
Japan and then that had.

300,000 yen in it in cash.

I Would probably carry.

20,000 yen

Maximum normally because that’s
going to be enough to like if I need food

I can get food if I need
a taxi or an emergency

That would be enough to get
me most places like I could get on

the shink on the center for
20,000 yen and get to another city.

With 20,000 yen

I don’t really need to
carry more than that like

I don’t normally I carry
like a few thousand yen

But like if I just gone to the
bank and I just like topped up.

Probably 20,000 yen

He admitted to the allegations

So he’s actually said
yes, I did it was another

side point in the story
He’s been accused of

Stealing 300,000 yen and a
hundred and a thousand yen wallet.

But then he admitted to it
and they still just say suspicion

and accused of because he
hasn’t actually gone to court

He hasn’t hasn’t he hasn’t
actually been convicted.

So it’s still not necessarily true. Which
is a very interesting little side note

If you read carefully, you can see
like the people who write these stories.

They’re very careful
about their language

because you don’t want
to make false accusations

I kind of appreciated that
on the on the writers part

I should actually put a little more effort
into figuring out who actually wrote it.

Give them credit is what I mean
he admitted to the allegations

and he said the reason he
did it was stress from work.

Now if this my all jobs
are stressful basically.

But if my job included the
ability to go to the diamond

premier lounge to decompress
every now and then.

I don’t know maybe maybe again,
maybe the stresses he feels are so high

and then the the diamond premier
lounge isn’t enough of a decompression.

I’m not trying to give
him too much sympathy

I’m just trying to imagine
what it’s like to have more

money than I’ve probably
ever had and then be like

My life is stressful.
I’m gonna steal money.

To make myself feel
good to relieve that stress

to have a little excitement
to feel alive again.

No, I’m sorry.

He should just ease
off work or I bet at 41.

Making enough money to get
into the diamond premier lounge.

I bet he could retire to again if
he was willing to live a normal life

This might be the bit that I always miss
because I was like oh if I get rich enough.

I will live the exact same life.
I live now.

And stop working as in these guys
are like no, I always need more and

more and more and more so I guess
that’s where stealing more money.

would feel good.

I wouldn’t feel good about stealing money

But I wouldn’t feel particularly
terrible about stealing

from rich people. It’s kind of a
Robinhood syndrome of being.

Again just sort of average normal person
who lives in the world. What I feel bad

I’d feel bad. I would feel really
bad about stealing from poor people.

I’d feel bad about stealing
from normal people.

I think I would feel less bad.
Maybe I would still feel some guilt

I would feel less bad about
stealing from rich people.

That’s not even to say they
don’t deserve their money.

Maybe they worked
really hard. I don’t know.

I think there is a base
assumption that most

rich people don’t deserve
the money they got.

This is his second charge

His first was stealing a credit card
from the diamond premier lounge.

So this is the second
time not only has he been

stealing it’s the second
time he’s been caught.

Kind of goes with this citizens arrest
youtuber from the previous story.

If you get caught doing it.

You have to change up what you’re doing so
you don’t get good or maybe you don’t care

Maybe you want to get caught. Maybe
this is one of those like serial killer

Please stop me from killing kind of things.
I can’t help my motivation.

Yeah, being of sound mind. I think.

If I was caught doing something and
I still wanted the benefit of that thing

I’d be like why I have to
change my methodology.

I wouldn’t go back to the
same place commit the

exact same crime and
expect to get away with it.

Because I got caught the first time

I’m gonna get caught the second
time if I don’t change my methodology.

So yeah, you got to you got to mix it
up I had an interesting discussion sort of.

Because I was thinking about like I.

Don’t know how to launder money

So the problem is let’s say I
found a suitcase full of money.

A yakuza group had thrown it out of window
because that’s actually happened in Sapporo

They actually like found a
garbage bag just full of cash.

And then they were gonna
burn it and then they had to turn

it into the police like we
don’t know what to do with this.

But let’s say the money
needs to be laundered

I can’t just like take money out
and use it. I was trying to figure

out like how would I be able to
spend that money and not get caught.

And there’s no way you
can do it without them

being able to pinpoint
you in modern society

I’d have to find some alternative
because if I spend money

Let’s just take it. I take
10,000 yen out of the time,

which is sort of a very
standard bill to use in Japan.

I go to convenience stores
and I break my 10,000 yen bill.

They would have video footage
of me spending the money

So they could just go oh,
we found one of the bills

Let’s go through all the
video of that day and just

sort of catalog all the people
who spent money that day

They might even have like a time frame
because the when that till was being used.

They

If I went to a different store every time

They then could be like well, it
showed up here. It showed up here

Hey, guess what this big stupid
white guy showed up at all these places

So I’m like I can’t do that.
I could give it to my friends

Was my second thought
like I’ll give my friends all

10,000 yen in exchange for
like break 10,000 yen for me

And they all spent it in different places

But then it’s all still connected.
Oh wow, all these people

seem to work at the same
company the source of the funds

Must be coming from
within this company.

They’re like all the
best way I could do it.

Which is some people say the reason Bitcoin
was invented. They do have Bitcoin ATMs now

It’s still going to take a picture
of you because it’s an ATM.

But I could wear a nondescript
hat wear sunglasses wear a mask

And then the first thing
you do as soon as you

walk away from that ATM
is you get rid of that mask

Get rid of those sunglasses get
rid of that had you to you burn them

or throw them a river or something
that once it goes to a wallet.

Is not as traceable.
They can trace it, but.

Yeah, it’s really hard for a normal
person to launder money. That’s actually

something I thought about so I’m trying to
figure out the best way to launder money.

I haven’t found a big
bag of money, so I don’t

really see this sort of a
waste of my mental energy

But it’s it’s these sort of
exercises I put myself through

should the day arrive when
I have to commit a crime

If you followed Ninja
Ninja Japan for any amount

of time you can tell I
think a lot about how to

Effectively commit crimes and not get
caught. I think about how to do things

Criminal activities the best
I can and I guess should the

opportunity come up if I’m gonna
do it. I don’t want to get caught.

Ninja News Japan is
basically spawned because

of my fascination
with committing crimes.

I haven’t commit haven’t should I
admit what crimes I have committed.

I certainly jaywalk like every day.
I’ve jaywalked in front of the police

They didn’t seem to mind

In Japan what crimes have I
committed done some speeding.

I’ve done you know
the normal ones.

the

Punishments in Japan can be quite severe,
but having done this podcast long enough

I know if I just keep my mouth shut long
enough. I’ll probably just get sent away.

Probably lose my job in the process, but.

I probably could get myself
myself out of prison. I think.

Do I have the mental
fortitude? Johnny Somali

seems to have done it
and that guy’s a moron, so

Next story next story. I
should I should let all my

thoughts wind down before
I do the transition music a

25-year-old police
female police officer was

arrested for involvement
in a romance fraud

It’s only interesting because the
female police officer was posing as a man.

And so this was all online

So not a hard thing to do,
but I was like oh like what would

be the benefit because you
think women could like we had.

Sugar baby beauty chan was the
story for the last few months on.

Just used to pan fascinating how
she was ripping off dudes and making

tons of money with it and then
giving it all to host fucking ridiculous

but.

My thinking was she could
probably like scam men.

More effectively, but I bet she
didn’t want to use her face or anything

So this is why she was
in person but then I was

like ah a female would
better know the female mind.

She could better romance
another female because you know

men like myself were awkward
and clumsy and we smell bad

So

She probably asked to do a
better job at the romance scam

than I could because I would
never say the right things

I would never be a good host.
Let’s put it that way

So at first she was
impersonating a male Canadian

doctor and talking to her
victim who was in their 50s.

So I’m assuming pretending
to be an older doctor.

I guess doctors tend to be
quite established so an older dude

And he’s talking to an older woman
so age appropriate. That’s quite nice.

And he says I am taking
care of patients in Yemen.

My mother has been hospitalized

Airfare is 200,000 yen which I will repay
to you immediately so he’s trying to get.

The victim to send 200,000 yen so
that they can buy an airplane ticket.

Now my first thought is why can
a doctor one of the better paid.

Professions not be able to
afford 200,000 yen. Why couldn’t a

doctor go to one of his doctor
friends who also would have money

And asked them for
200,000 yen 200,000 yen

being honestly in this
case not very much money

Like if we’re talking
about like air fairs that

are last minute the last
time I went to Canada.

It was a quarter million yen or
something for me and my family to go.

Like it was ridiculous.

But it was again, we didn’t go
short notice, but it was not quick.

And so we weren’t even
paying like the premium price.

We certainly weren’t getting into the
diamond premiere lounge with our tickets.

And we were paying way more money than that

So also had posed as a mail
model requesting money for

shipping costs to send the
prize money for winning a contest

So this is a pretty common scam
where it’s like we’re going to give you.

20 million dollars.

What you have to do is send
us a few thousand dollars.

As a deposit or insurance
or something like that

And then you send the two
three thousand dollars whatever the

minimal fee to get your $20 million
which seems nothing in comparison

I spend $2,000 bucks.
I get $20 million. You get the money

For just this initial investment.
It’s a really good deal. So that’s.

Lotteries will never ask you to send
money because they have all the money.

They like they’ll we’ll just take
the $2,000 out of your $20 million.

Winnings and send it to you and we’ll
ensure and stuff makes a lot more sense.

Being a mail model. I’m sure
again. There was a certain amount

of like let’s cloud our victims
mind with lust kind of feeling.

Also trying to be very charming.

It was just again. It’s a it’s a cop a cop
committing these fraud crimes a clap who

Knows how easily it is to get
caught who knows sort of the

system getting caught makes
me feel they’re not a very good cop

And not a very good criminal and if a
citizen’s arrest YouTuber had arrested her.

Celebrations all around.

Four hosts. It’s actually thematically
lately things have been lining up

So it’s talking about really each on and
she spent all her money on hosts and then

I was talking about hosts and then the
government started like cracking down a host

And now I’m getting much of host
stories four hosts were arrested.

for illegal

Touting during the day so what they do in
Japan. It’s called touting. It’s basically.

I’ll stand close to my

Restaurant or bar or whatever
and I’ll have some of my staff.

Out on the street and they’ll be like hey

Do you want to come to a bar?

I’ll take you to a bar
and I don’t know if they

get extra money for everyone
not but you know more

Customers means more money all around for
the restaurant. Maybe you get paid better.

Aggressive touting is illegal in certain
prefecture, so it’s not everywhere.

But if these dudes on the
street are like harassing you.

problematically they.

Can get in trouble now is something you
need to be able to prove and you will see

these whole four hosts must
have been doing a really really.

Aggressive hustling for street business.

Because they were
trying to get them to the

morning host session,
which is inconceivable to me.

hosting

My image is you come around eight
nine ten o’clock would be the earliest.

So probably the party
starts around midnight.

They party till three
four five in the morning

They’re drinking they’re having a
good time and then you roll home. Okay.

Apparently there is a morning host session
between nine and ten in the morning.

So I was like are these

The remainders of the host the
host who’ve been drinking all night

Do you get to have a really
gross stinky breakfast with them

are they recovering from
their night of drinking are they

The morning crew is there like a
specific morning crew because like I?

Very very sadly. I would
not want to stay up till five

A.M. in the morning drinking
especially every night.

I would much much rather
prefer to have the ten o’clock.

morning hosting Shift

Which I’m sure is not the
most profitable one, but that

means you’re probably in my
mind getting a lower tier of host

So like the whole point is
there’s a certain glamour

a certain attractiveness to the
hosting lifestyle You go there.

They charm you.
They romance you.

It’s a weird breakfast thing

I just those don’t connect
to me hosting and breakfast.

Morning time like to me. That’s when
they be getting off working going to sleep

for sure and are they drinking? Are
you starting drinking? I’m not judging I

Not recently last couple years.
What I actually found was.

I much prefer to drink at
lunchtime and sober up by dinner

then drink at dinner time and
try to go to bed while a little.

Loose I found drinking at lunch a
much more preferable experience

So a couple hours earlier 10 o’clock. I’m
not going to get too judgmental about that.

It’s just again, it seems
like if you have people

walking on the street at
10 o’clock in the morning.

Going hey, do you want
to start drinking now?

Seems like it wouldn’t work
out to me. This just doesn’t

seem like a good plan. It
doesn’t seem like it matches.

the

Romantic life the romance
of the whole host thing.

To me, but I guess if they
were going to be successful

They would have to be
very aggressive to get people

into their host club at
10 o’clock in the morning

Which is why the police were
notified of them, which is how they

got arrested these four guys
and again citizens arrest youtuber.

Wrong place wrong time.
You could have been there

arresting hosts and actually
doing some good for society

But no, you just pushed
down a 50 year old man who

was waiting for his friend
because you’re dumbass.

I had to mention that this
apparently is a restaurant

that’s been around in the
goya, which is the city I work in.

since 2012

So

This has been around for 10 years.

It’s a nugoya restaurant
called shachujoia.

It includes slaps from
the staff for 300 n each.

And so I watched a video of like.

this Restaurant they are not
holding back. They are legit

Slapping you as
hard as they can.

It’s girls But that doesn’t
mean girls don’t hit hard

Slap across face slap
across the face Then.

They’ll hit you a bunch of times.
So if you.

There was one video
and the girl hit him like.

Like six seven eight
times times 300 yen each.

It’s that’s not one slap. That is
300 yen per impact to the face

I’m torn as to whether
or not I want to go to

this because a it would
be an amusing video

But be if someone slaps me in
the face, I might not take it very well

I’m not the kind of guy who’s
used to getting slapped around

And just sitting there, but of
course then it’s also like a little girl

So I’m not going
to hit her back.

Am I? Citizens of the youtuber citizens of
rest youtuber might want to be ready for the

Frakis that ensues should
I end up in that restaurant?

Normally we end off an engineer’s
Japan with a creepy creepy story and.

I’m it’s a tradition. I’m
happy to uphold but the

creepy creepy story has to
have something interesting

And I found something more interesting
and it’s a shitty shitty racism.

So

Yamato Gokoro is a

Company that sells stuff
online like clothes and stuff.

The leader of the group is Yoshiyaki
Yoshida and he’s also the founder of DHC

And he’s dipping his big
toe back into the racism pool

So back when he ran DHC.

He posted comments.
Let me get the right ones.

No, okay So I didn’t write down. I only
wrote down the most recent comments

So we’ll just do it. Let’s do it in
order and then refer back to DHC later.

So kind of reorganizing
my story on the fly.

On the Yamato Gokoro.

Website he posted
that Yamato Gokoro is

apparently the only major
general online retailer

whose head is pure Japanese now pure Japanese
In Japan is a pretty racist statement.

Because what you’re saying is
anyone who isn’t pure Japanese

They suffer from faults. There’s a lot
of like pure Japanese people don’t steal

They have more integrity.
They and this is like

really really right-wing stuff
naming a competing CEO.

He said based on the features of his face.

He is often suspected of being zainichi

But steadfastly denies this.
So judge for yourself

So they’re doing uh, well
again, what a lot of races do.

They’re saying
like facial features

You can actually like see
someone’s genetic history in it

And you can see if their pure Japanese
are not So if you have Korean features

Then you’re obviously a mixed
Korean or have like an impure heritage

And therefore you are
must be a lesser person

Zainichi, it’s a phrase you
might have just learned today,

is what they call ethnic Korean
people who grew up in Japan

So Japan invaded
Korea brought a lot of

Korean people over
back to Japan to be slaves

They were a lower cast of people.
They were treated very poorly.

They are zainichi They’re
children and their children’s children

grandchildren and
stuff grew up in Japan.

100% Japanese culture
but of course looked down

upon it’s a pretty dark
part of Japanese history

Japan has a lot of pretty
dark parts of her being honest

But this guy saying like
look at this other guy’s face

Doesn’t he sort of look korean
you shouldn’t shop for it with him.

Is you know again, that’s pretty clear what
he’s actually trying to say from the start.

To another CEO of a different company

He said according to the
compendium of zainichi common names.

He is 100% of korean descent.

So they have a list of

names that

Korean people when they came to
Japan would have changed their names to

To integrate into Japanese society.
So very standard ones, let’s say.

There’s a list of these the
compendium of zainichi common names

So these are the most common names
because he has one of these names

Ergo he must be it’s 100% factual
that he is from korean descent.

He’s not Japanese.
He’s not pure Japanese

I always do enjoy when people
say pure because in my mind.

That means nothing we’ve now hit a
point where there has been so much.

You know integration and
crossbreeding and stuff and.

How far back do you go
before something’s actually pure?

There’s no such thing as a pure
Japanese a pure Chinese a pure korean.

Pure anything because borders are made up.

And if I was born on the
border between China and India.

I’m gonna look like a little bit of both.
Maybe it’s hard very hard. Hey, whatever

It’s just again, I don’t actually see

Any of this is being in
any way legitimate because

I don’t see purity as
being actually possible

This is one of those
things where I bet if this guy.

You did his like 23 and
me DNA history thing

it would come up with
like 17% Chinese 17%.

Korean 17% Vietnamese something like
that like it’d be a mix of Asian cultures

Just because Asian cultures
throughout all of history

have mixed regardless of
whether you liked it or not

I enjoyed this part the most though

When newspapers asked
about the post the company not

the man because they
didn’t want the man out there

PR team was like we
gotta get this guy to shut up.

He’s saying the
race is shimmy done.

They said we will refrain
from answering at this stage.

So I think their hope
is that people will this

this will like just sort
of fade away a little bit

People will stop asking
questions. There won’t be

this problem in the future
if we just shut up now

Maybe we can get our
boss to not make racist

posts and things will
just like kind of calm down.

I think that might be why the
PR team was like don’t let him

answer the question because he
would probably double down not

Probably absolutely did
because he did a similar thing

at the previous company
DHC between 2020 and 2021.

When DHC was bought by oryx
They had Yoshida step down.

But he was making similar
posts that the company then

would remove so he’s sitting
in his office going like oh.

I looked at this other guy’s face.
He’s must be Korean

He’s typing away saying
racist stuff like oh look this

guy’s I don’t know what
features they would pick on it

Look at his eyes nose ears mouth.
He’s clearly Korean descent.

Obviously you should
not shop with him or

he doesn’t do a good
job because of his face

You should only shop with
me because I look at this

the the mask of purity
that I wear all day every day.

I haven’t seen a
picture of them.

I actually tried to look
at a picture of them.

Really quickly this morning. I
didn’t get one. I wanted to see what a

pure Japanese looked like so I could maybe
recognize one of the future I fully expect.

He will get in trouble.

Because it’s kind of
illegal and it’s not really a

good thing for your CEO
or president to be saying

It makes your company
look bad a lot of people in

Japan are now stepping
very far back from this stuff

We’ve had lots of stories.

In the past of old
Japanese men saying racist

stuff and getting in trouble. We had the
guy Who was in charge of the Olympics.

He got in trouble for sexism
and racism and stuff and.

We got the mayor of Osaka
way back. He used to say he said

racist stuff like every day. I
loved him because every week

He said it’s something. I had a
story I could do an international pen

and apparently that is actually
the last thing you want as a politician

To have me talk about you because that
means you have just crossed a stupid line.

God I had tried to hold
that sneeze the whole time.

I think Dave’s hair
went up my nose

Can I get it done without disturbing him?
Oh, buddy.

There he is. I’m pretty sure
me just rubbing him the whole

time is kicked up a lot of the
hair and went up in my nose

Oh, you want scratches in your belly
you got some Dave camp time, baby.

And now you think for
just just the tiniest bit of

his face on my desk. I
usually has his pod here.

It’s a little colder today.
So he’s just he’s just chilling

out. I give him a lot of
scratches and he can see his eyes.

slowly start to close.

Dave’s life is so hard.

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Okay, so any HK is something
I’ve talked about many times.

Any HK is a TV channel.

It’s the National Broadcasting Channel.

That’s fine.

You are obligated to pay for it
if you enter into the contract.

So it gets a lot of heat because a lot
of people don’t want to pay or don’t pay

and then they come after
them and it’s shit like that.

So it’s sort of an antiquated idea, especially
in the age of streaming and whatnot.

And they don’t do a lot to compete.

So I don’t have a lot of love for NHK.

And then I found out that the president of
NHK, I decided to switch the company from

a seniority-based system to a merit-based
system, which is something I really

appreciate because it means one of my
biggest complaints about Japan’s society,

primarily politics, but this
works as in corporations as well.

As a seniority is overvalued.

You have people who are
put in a position because

they’re old or they’ve
been there forever.

They haven’t innovated
or learned anything new.

So the company or in this case, politics
or whatnot does not innovate along with it.

And that’s how you
end up with antiquated

ideas being pushed
through and the minister of

technology not knowing
anything about technology.

That’s all based on seniority.

So he did a lot of things.

So the former NHK
president who retired the

January introduced a number
of new measures such as

eliminating the seniority system
and professional sectionalism.

However, the movement a strong
backlash from within the broadcaster,

including a claim that a
strong of employees have

left due to the abrupt
changes in the system.

The current NHK leadership
has therefore decided

to amend the personnel policy
to replace the system entirely.

Basically what they’re
saying is that you had

all these people in senior positions
and this good dude comes in.

He’s like, you don’t deserve your
senior positions or maybe you do.

Let’s find out.

Let’s create a meritocracy
and you can keep your position.

But anyone coming up,
they’re not going to come

up because they’re your
flunky or because of their age.

They’re going to come up
because they actually have skills.

And all the people who
are probably, now I assume,

not particularly skilled
or didn’t really deserve

their position, they’re
all like, no, that system

sucks because I might
not get to keep my job.

So then as soon as this
guy retires really quickly

right afterwards, they’re
like, we’re going to

bail on that system created and go back to
the old system where I get to keep my job.

And that’s one of the
problems with the senior

people being in charge
and the people in power

being in charge because
what they have to do is

consolidate power to make
sure they can keep their power.

So another quote from
the article during his

tenure made a laid out
policy to cut back on the

ratio of managerial posts
from the 30% range to 20% rate.

So he’s wants to cut 10% of the
managers and put them down or retire them.

He introduced exams for
appointed managerial staffs.

So you couldn’t just be
like, I’ve been here 10 years.

I deserve to be a manager.

You’re like, now you
have to pass a test with

the aim of scrapping
the seniority system by

promoting junior and mid
level career employees.

He also offered an early
retirement plan for those

in their 50s and supported
their reemployment.

He also introduced the
system to relieve staff

from managerial posts after
they have reached a certain age.

This is all stuff that I said
should happen in politics in Japan.

I think it should be universal.

I think there should be an upper
limit of the age of politicians.

A lot of the politicians
when they hit their

70s, they’re not in the right space
to be running countries anymore.

Just like these guys probably aren’t in the
right space to be running new amendments.

Like the guys in their
50s, myself included,

they’re not really the ones we’re
going to be innovating a system.

Maybe they can take a system
and make it work with system.

They already know, but they’re not going
to be innovating and making new things.

They’re not going to be
jumping onto the Internet.

They’re going to not
going to be creating a new

system for NHK to move
forward into the future.

And if they don’t know
the technology, if they

don’t know what’s going
on, if they can’t pass

these tests, they certainly
don’t deserve the position.

So that was very interesting to me.

These are all steps that I think
companies and governments should take.

Sure, the thing that I
actually was most interested

in was it was mid-level
career people with

skills could then surpass
senior level people.

And so you would have the best
people in position to actually do a job.

And that is incredibly
antithetical to the way

Japanese work, culture,
and political culture works.

So I really, really was
excited that this happened.

But of course, I didn’t
learn about it until

that system would have been
scrapped, which is complete bullshit.

According to multiple
individuals close to

NHK, NHK board members
of the executive body

held a meeting in early July to discuss
the personnel system introduced by Meida.

So these are all the people, most at risk.

These are the oldest
people, these are the people

who achieve their
position through seniority.

They’re not necessarily the most skilled
people, but they’re the people with power.

The attendees analyzed the system made
light of senior employees, which it should,

and reported it gave a rise
to promotions in assignments

that didn’t match
personnel evaluations on site.

So what they’re saying
is people are getting

promoted, and they’re not getting
promoted in the way I got promoted.

I got promoted because
I put my time in there,

my time in, and the
time’s what matters.

But the reality is in a business
time is not what mattered.

It’s skill.

So I’ve met many people
who have worked the same

job for many years,
and they will talk to you

about how they have so much experience
at their job at the thing they do.

They fail to take into account.

They’ve never had a good evaluation.

They’ve never done a good job.

So I’ve been working at the same company.

I’ve had the same job for 20 years.

That sounds like a good thing.

But if you haven’t done a good
day in 20 years, that’s problematic.

That’s something to be aware of.

So this guy, Maeda, the
former NHK president,

sounds like the kind
of guy I want in charge,

because he’s like, let’s make changes,
and let’s make the people who come up,

be the best people to
drive NHK into the future.

I want to do the same thing in politics.

Let’s have the people come up, be the
innovators who actually understand technology

and the problems that
society is going to face

into the future, and have
them drive Japan into the future.

But of course, as soon as he stepped
aside a little bit, everyone’s like, well,

you’re into that crap that might make me
lose my job in my bonus and make me retire,

because I don’t do much
work, but I get to sit at my desk.

I don’t know why my senior Japanese
executives have sort of Western exe.

I want a little cowboy there.

But let’s face it, it’s
that cowboy attitude

that’s going to get
you through the day.

Okay, this is weird Japanese politics.

The director of women’s
affairs division has

agreed to step down because of literally
the most Japanese photo I’ve ever seen.

So she went to Paris
on a fact-finding mission

and to do research
into women’s issues and

stuff and to look at
how other countries are

handling it and there’s sort of a conference
and important women leaders are there.

There’s a previous
one I actually didn’t talk

about where it was like G7 countries all
sent a representative for women’s issues.

Japan sent a man.

So they have this
picture and it’s like six, I

assume very powerful women in politics from
their countries and this Japanese dude.

I mean, because of
course, who’s going to speak

on behalf of Japanese women, but at
Japanese man, that only makes sense.

This is the way it’s done.

Found that funny, but I think
they’ve maybe swapped out.

So anyways, this lady
went to Paris and she’s

doing the work she’s
supposed to be doing

and she’s out in front
of the Eiffel Tower and

she’s with two other
ladies and she’s like,

oh, let’s take a picture in
front of the Eiffel Tower.

So they do a very Japanese thing.

They do a goofy picture.

So it’s her and her
two friends and they

steeple their hands above
their heads and stand

in front of the Eiffel Tower mimicking
the Eiffel Tower that is behind them.

It is a very innocent,
quite frankly, very sweet

picture of a woman who’s probably
very excited to be in France.

I mean, I’m going to go
ahead and just guess for the

first time because she
looks very happy to be there.

She posted this on her Twitter
and Japanese media went, Abe shit.

So much so that they’re like,
this is inappropriate behavior.

You shouldn’t be
having, they’re essentially

saying you have
shouldn’t be having fun.

But you go out to a
conference in another country.

That doesn’t mean you can’t also have fun
and you’re not working 100% of the time.

They did this with the
Prime Minister’s son.

The Prime Minister’s son
actually also had to step down.

Now he seemed to have
a little bit more going

on, but they were making
a big deal of him taking

pictures while he was in France
and I’m like, he’s driving around.

He’s picking people up.

He’s doing diplomat stuff, let’s say.

He’s essentially the Prime Minister’s aid.

Let him take some pictures.

This depends really weird about that.

Like you’re there to work.

You should only work,
but you’re still in human

being and you’re not
working 24 hours a day.

So taking a picture
in front of the Eiffel

Tower, it’s not like she was doing anything
dirty or offensive or anything like that.

She’s just doing a very innocent picture.

So I really feel like this one was unfair.

And so after the public backlash of
her being a really normal Japanese lady,

that’s the bit I can’t get over.

I’ve seen so many Japanese
pictures where this is, I was be like,

if you were, if she didn’t do that,
yeah, I can’t say anything more.

It was a nice picture.

And I’m really sorry.

I bet she’s a nice lady
who’s doing a good job.

And I can public out.

I think they’re just looking for shit.

It’s almost like Japan’s
so got so few problems.

It’s not that they don’t.

We like, I mean, that’s what I talk about
every week is all the problems Japan has.

Focus on those.

When people go overseas to take pictures,
I’m going to take a fucking picture.

He has.

That’s just free.

Okay, so Japan has done
something that is terrifying.

The Fukushima nuclear
reactor problem almost blew

up, didn’t blow up, but
cause problems shut down.

And now there’s a ton of
liquid that’s been radiated.

And they’re like, we got to get rid of it.

We’ve been sitting there for years.

They came over the plan.

What we’re going to do is
slowly release it into the ocean.

Sounds very, very scary.

And they did.

They started working sort of last Thursday.

Everyone who wants to freak
out, that was your chance to freak.

Now, other countries have reacted to
this in a neck, which it was expected.

Thing is, two countries in
particular had very strong reactions.

Both Russia and China
said they didn’t want

Japan to release the
wastewater into the ocean.

They both said we would
prefer if you would vaporize it.

So basically create steam and
have it go up into the atmosphere.

And they’re saying that
it would have less sort

of effect or impact on
neighboring countries.

I’m pretty sure the neighboring countries
they were talking about China and Russia.

The issue, and this is one
of the problems between

sort of international
politics is if you’ve

listened to an engineer’s
Japan over the last little while.

Russia and China have been taking a very
particular stance with Japan as a country.

In that particular stance,
I would go so far as

to say is intimidation or bullying
or trying to be the big dog.

The somewhere I come from, it
would be he’s trying to big dog them.

And it hasn’t worked.

So Japan hasn’t really backed down.

In fact, Japan is pushed back, which
is made China freak out once or twice.

North Korea certainly is
freaked out once or twice.

We did have that group
with saying like Japan’s

military, we’re following
the Constitution.

The Constitution says
we can only defend

ourselves, but let’s
redefine defend ourselves as

be able to shoot rockets
and missiles into other

countries and hit things
that are attacking us.

So you can see there is an element of Japan
that is saying like if you keep pushing us,

we’re not going to push
back, but we’re going to make

sure you can’t push
anymore, which is terrifying.

So with that cultural point
that Japan, Russia, China

have a contentious relationship
when Japan or when China

and Russia make a request,
a legitimate request, we

think doing research that this is a better
way to do this, you should listen to us.

Japan’s going to be
like, dude, you just spent,

you just like sent
warships into my ocean,

you shot missiles into my
exclusive economic zone.

We’re not going to listen to you,
we’re going to do what we want.

They actually got approval
from other countries.

And to sort of put
everyone more at ease,

the amount of radiation measured in the
ocean has not changed in any significant way.

So you hear like people hear the
word radiation and they should freak out.

I think that’s fair.

People again sort of forget
that bananas are radioactive.

So as long as there’s
like a little bit, not very

much, it actually has no
negative impact on you.

I mean, we’re all thinking
radioactive fish and stuff.

Who knows, because this is
going to be constant continual

release of the radiated
wastewater into the ocean.

Yeah, it could lead to mutations.

It could lead to lizards
who grow up bigger than

before and have, you
know, maybe extra curricular

powers.
Um, yes, it could lead to Godzilla, but

as we’ve seen historically
in the films that, that

knows how to handle that,
and they take the brunt of it.

So I’m trying to in Russia might want
to just sit back and let Godzilla happen.

That might be the thing.

Some other actual, I almost
said it, and fall out from this.

China has banned import on all
marine products is primarily seafood.

From Japan.

Japan, China is the largest export
destination for Japanese seafood though.

So this is going to have a really
big impact on Japanese business.

But a good thing for me and
anyone who’s actually living in Japan,

there might be an
excess of fish that does

not get exported, which
means fish prices in

Japan may go down, which you’re
like me, you need a lot of fish.

That’s pretty good thing.

It also set off some.

Freakouts.

Any sort of situation like this is going
to have people over react in China,

they started hoarding
salt because they were

thinking that there’s not
going to be an assault available.

All the salt that might
comes out of the ocean

might be irradiated,
something like that.

So they’re all been hoarding salt.

The governments like
don’t do that and they got

really weirdly racist in its own way
by saying like, we are not Koreans.

This is not how we behave.

So apparently China doesn’t just look
down on Japan, it also looks down on Korea.

Not a big surprise.

I’m being honest.

I hate saying China because
it’s not Chinese people.

It’s the Chinese government, which
has to follow a very strict party line.

So I think every now and then I have
to reiterate that as I take digs at China,

it’s not the Chinese
people because honestly,

pretty much every Chinese
person I’ve met has been very nice.

It’s the Chinese government,
which is borderline

dictatorial and the
Communist party is pretty

rough and let’s face it
at the end of the day,

I wouldn’t want to live
there and it’s because

the government and
the racism isn’t exclusive.

It goes back and forth
and China, China, to Korea,

Korea, to Japan and you
can make any combinations

of those and yeah,
it’s pretty accurate.

Structured of business for calling the
police 1,996 times over three months.

Initially this man called
for a legitimate case

and wanted to get
information but then wanted to

speak further the police declined
to chit chat or speak further.

This is what this is the bit
that I would like to know about.

When they say he wanted to speak
further, did he just want to talk to them?

Did he have something
specific to say? Did he

have more information
or was just rambling on?

The police thought they got other
stuff to do than just talk to you all day.

So they hung up.

So the guy started calling
back and saying things

like, “Screw you idiot”
and then hanging up.

He got two warnings to stop
and this is one of those things.

When you get a warning
from the police, you’ve

got to realize you’re
dealing directly with

the people who are going
to arrest you. You’re not

dealing with like, let’s
say I have an argument

with my neighbor and
they warned me to stop. I

can keep going, they can’t arrest me
unless they perhaps be a police officer.

But if you are dealing directly with the
police and the police give you a warning,

stop doing what you’re doing
or we’re going to arrest you.

They know they can do
it. So then they gave him

a second warning, they’re
like, “Stop calling us

or going to arrest you.”
And then they kept doing

it and then they arrested
him because it’s like

they don’t know who
he is. He keeps calling

them. He’s got the name.
They have a open case,

so they have his
name on file. They know

his address. They know
everything about him.

This is very poor criminality. When
he was arrested, he denied the charges.

He denied saying he’d done anything
wrong and he said, “I have my.”

Which is a pretty dark scary thing
to say, which I honestly just wake up.

Cool, but the guy’s clearly an idiot
because he called the police 2,000 times.

Two men were arrested for sending a bomb
threat. We actually went over this once.

when it actually happened. So the two guys
have been found and they’ve been arrested.

They’re suspected to be the
people who sent over 300,000

faxes to schools, firms, and local
governments. Now, most of them just ignored it,

but a music school took
it really seriously. The

fax said there are 334
bombs in and around the

school. You have to pay
us 300,000 yen ransom or

we’re going to blow up
the school. This was the

Tokyo College of Music.
They evacuated the

school. They called the
police. They did all the

things they started
searching, didn’t find any

bombs. 300,000 yen is
not enough money for this.

A monthly salary in Japan would be
between 250 and 400. This is the mid-range

of an average monthly
salary in Japan. For me,

again, I’ve talked to the
last few episodes about

risk versus reward when
it comes to your crimes.

One month’s salary
isn’t enough to risk the

jail term that is coming
your way or making bomb

threats. I am interested
to see what kind of

punishment this gets
sent out with because they

just made the threat,
but it’s obstruction of

business. We know that’s
the catch-all where they

do whatever they want
with it, which is actually

one of the scarier laws in
Japan. These guys turned

out to be part of
Kuchinkyo, which is a group

that is known for harassing people online.
They’re part of a group specifically that

harassed a lawyer. That’s
what their most famous

for, but they’re a group.
They think harassing people

is a form of entertainment.
One of the guys was

arrested, said, “I thought
it would be fun if this

became a big deal.” It’s going to be
a big deal for you as you are arrested.

A woman was arrested.
This was interesting because

it does give a sense of
what you can and can’t

do in Japan and take
responsibility for. A

woman was arrested for
creating a how-to guide

called “How to swindle
your sugar daddy.” It’s not

just how to get a sugar
daddy, someone who will give

you money to hang
out with you and be with

you and just take all
his money. It’s how to

find one of those, get
him, and then get him to

give you as much money
as possible, whereas it goes,

that goes a step beyond the paid relationship
to fraud. There’s a 20-year-old girl.

My mind was like 20 years
old and she’s written a

book and she’s made a
book that apparently works,

that she took 10.65 million yen from two
men in Ichi. This is why she was arrested.

The connection, this is a different. I
have to be clear. I’ve got to start again.

A woman used the book
to scam two men out of

10.65 million yen. The
scam led to her arrest,

a 20-year-old woman. That created, they
were like, “How did you do this? How did you

get to like, how did you
figure out how to scam

these guys?” You said,
“I found this book online,

I bought the book.”
That’s where the book was

revealed to the police.
The police went online.

The book was being
sold from between 10 to

30,000 yen, but if you
could make 10-point size.

That’s a pretty good return on investment.
They went and found the author of the book.

She also has been
arrested because she’s

propagating fraud. I
assume she’s already done it.

She was interviewed on
YouTube. She had her face

covered in stuff, talking
about her success.

I know what’s going
to mean Japanese and

Mike. My Japanese
reading abilities and good,

I really actually want
to get that book and read

it now because I want to
see where there are any

steps that I couldn’t
figure out on how to scam

your sugar daddy because
I think just having a

sugar daddy is part of
the initial scam. She’s

taking it to a next
level where it’s like,

“How to squeeze your
sugar daddy for everything

he’s worth.” More
because she’s multiple

sugar daddy’s and get
your 10.65 million yen.

There’s one more story
and this is the growth story.

Weak. 65 year old man
was arrested for a sexually

assaulting a woman by
tricking her into thinking

that her womb was full
of bad energy and that only

he could fix it by
filling it with positivity.

So I think you know what all that means.
I don’t need to get into the specifics.

It’s interesting because
they’re calling it sexual

assault, which I agree
it is, but in the moment

the woman was actually
eager, not eager, willing,

agreeable, trying to
find the right word.

The woman was agreeable
to this process because she

actually believed what
he was saying. So what he

was doing initially was
committing fraud that

led to sexual assault.
So if she had had all the

facts, she could have
made a real decision,

but because he was lying
to her, she made a bad

decision, which is why it’s sexual assault,
which I think that is a pretty fair charge.

The woman was introduced
to the man last November

by Anna Queens, who
told her that her life

changed for the better
after paying the man for a

change of life. We don’t
know what the change of

life was. It may be the
same thing where he lied

to her in such a way,
created some sort of mystical

situation and then
sexually assaulted her. The

guy, oh no, is believed to
have committed the crime

by telling the woman
that she had bad energy in

her womb and telling her
you need to put a positive

energy in her in there, only I could
give it to you as one connected to God.

When it was investigated,
Ono denied the charges

saying she didn’t do
anything against her will,

but the Metropolitan Police
Department is investigating

the other woman who
suffered similar damage

in full detail, meaning
that because you have

managed to have sex with
her and she agreed to have

sex with you because
you lied to her to get her

to have sex with you
means you committed fraud,

which means what you
did with sexual assault,

which means now, hopefully he’s
going to get punished in a very real way.

An Honest Podcast

So, I got time to make at least one. Don't know about next week. That's going to be close to the New Year's, but an episode in Ninja News Japan. Yay for the holidays. So, I hope you've had a good Christmas. This is coming out right after Christmas. I hope you have a good New Year. Celebrate safely and be happy. But what's going on in Japan? Stealth marketing has become an issue apparently. So, this is where companies pay influencers to pretend they like a product, but they don't make it clear that that product is actually an ad. So, it's like Instagram and they're like, oh, you know, I'm just going to talk about this product I really like. And they've actually been paid by a company to say that. 

The Japan Consumer Affairs Agency is going to classify stealth marketing as improper representation and make that sort of against the law. Now, I say sort of because of the punishments and whatnot. The reasoning is that this interferes with the consumer's ability to make rational purchasing decisions. And that's going to make you feel dirty. When I feel dirty, I use Pabron hand gel. I use Pabron hand gel. It uses ethanol to kill viruses and bacteria on your hands. Let's use a little bit now. It's gel, so it's a little softer. It's not as... You get that sound? That's all I want. Boy, you know, everything on my hands is dead right now. I sure do love killing things. Should something invade my personal space, I will use Asojeto. Use Asojeto to kill any bug that invades your personal space because we love to kill things. Put that away now. That was so dumb. 

All right, anyways. Basically in other countries, there's already regulations. Japan doesn't have any, so this is the first step towards making regulations. Right now in Japan, if you're an influencer and a company pays you, you don't have to say it's an ad. When I upload this to YouTube, there is a button that says includes paid promotion, which I'm supposed to click if I'm getting money for promoting a product, which has not actually happened yet, which is fine. I have promos some things, but that was usually not done for money. It was done for something else. I still click the includes paid promotion just to be safe, but that is only for other countries, actually not for Japan. I say it's not really a law because a lot of Japanese laws, they're vague and meaningless. This sort of to me follows into the same thing. The punishment for breaking this law, for being in violation of this, is naming and shaming. Basically, let's say I just promoted some Babylon hand gel and didn't make it clear that that was a paid promotion. 

Then they would say, Chomping Beef Chest that runs in Japan promoted a product and he got paid for it and he didn't tell anybody. Honestly, as someone who listens to the show or watches the show, would you care? I mean, if the ad was as obvious as I just did, okay, sure. I think the thing of fans of influencers wouldn't care. I guess it's supposed to be when they say stealth, it's like if I did a whole 20, 30 minutes infomercial basically on a product and how much I loved it. That would matter? If you were a fan, I think this is where it falls apart. If you're a fan of the influencer, the fact that the influencer did something to make money, probably wouldn't bother you if they did it slightly stealthy. But I think any reasonable young person who is watching something and they do a whole 20 minutes on let's say a nail care product or something, or perhaps Babylon hand gel, you would figure it out, I think. 

I don't know. I'd give kids more credit today that they're just growing up with this stuff and they kind of just know what's going on. But we'll see if that actually has any impact. I want to actually, again, with most of the laws and new things like that in Japan, I'm interested in the first cases to see how if it actually ends up having an impact, if it's someone that gets upset or angry about having being stealth marketed to, and then the revelation, and then what happens after that. This is unintentionally related, which I quite like. Chinese customers are making a rush on cold medicine in Japan. Basically people come over to Japan, it's either work or tourism or stuff, and they buy up all the cold medicine of a particular type. It's Babylon Gold.

 I actually just grabbed my Babylon hand gel because I got a big tub of it and it's what I fill up the little container that I keep in my bag for when I go to work and stuff, and I keep one on my desk. I do use, I have a weird preference for Pabron cold medicine. I use their allergy medicine when I have really bad allergy days. This is not, I'm not getting paid for this. This is not stealth marketing. I'm actually just telling you the truth. I use Pabron S for really bad allergy days. When I wanted to find a hand sanitizer, I did when I saw Pabron, I was like, ooh, a trusted name, and it's got the gold band. Pabron Gold actually has that image to me. I actually bought this. I was looking for the jelliest gel. It's not actually Pabron was the selling point. This was the thickest gel I could find in a large thing because I like to play with the gel. The longer I play with it on my hands, the more it's actually getting spread around and used, and the more likely I'm going to do it because I actually enjoy weirdly putting the gel on my hands a little bit. 

Just putting that out there, I actually do seem to be a bit of a fan of the Pabron line of products. Pabron Gold cold medicine is what these Chinese customers are looking for specifically. There's a part of the report was one business traveler bought 12 boxes, and then she said she was buying it for herself and her family back home because they said it's very effective against cold symptoms. They're actually thinking about corona symptoms, China having a particularly large problem because they won't admit there's a problem. They wouldn't take on vaccines from other countries, so they're struggling with coronavirus more so than other countries. Since it's believed to help relieve corona symptoms and they're having a lot of trouble back home, they buy boxes of this so they can use it at home when people get corona. This has also set off Japanese people noticing it's missing, so they start stockpiling it as well. You have now two frontal attacks. One, the Chinese people come in and they buy as much as they can, and the Japanese people see, oh, they're buying it also. I better buy some so that I have some when I get sick. Pharmacies are now putting a limit on how many you can buy. 

This became popular in China because Chinese social media said that Pabron Gold is effective. That was not... I'm not saying go buy it, but if you asked me what I recommend, I would end up recommending it. I'm in this loop now of I'm not being paid to promote it, but I absolutely would promote it because I do actually believe it's a good product. Is that better stealth marketing? Pabron better reach out to me pretty fucking soon. YamatoQ is the Japanese branch of QAnon. A bunch of guys were arrested for stomping into a vaccine site and making demands and trying to be disruptive and stuff, and they were all arrested for trespassing. There were five people total. They have all been given 18 months in prison with a three-year suspension. We've actually had a lot of... I didn't really think about what three-year suspension meant because it actually means nothing. You get arrested, you're going to prison for 18 months, but in three years if you don't get in trouble, nothing will happen. Anyways, the crime though was interesting because they... What the judge said was they committed the crime to force their opinion on others. 

The crime was trespassing, they're 18 months, three-year suspension. That's actually hard to argue with. Again, it was just interesting to see actual consequences for these sort of bold behavior, annoying actions. This was one of the weirdest stories for some reason in the last little while. In 2015, it's actually earlier than that. The lawsuit happened in 2015. Anyways, a former post office worker was working and her boss snuck up behind her and slapped tape on her face, on her mouth, and then ripped it off really quickly. She was freaked out. What did she say? I actually do it in order. I was just supposed to go off on a tangent. The tangent is that news tends to do the headlines and stuff and then get into the details, whereas actually if you do it in order, like in chronological order, it's sometimes more interesting, but that makes it harder to write. She said, that hurt, and then the boss said, shall I put lemon on it? Then she reported it to the postmaster. The postmaster then said, he's just teasing you because you're pretty, which is a little bit weird, but again, it's sort of that very dismissive old Japanese man attitude that we come across a lot. Like, oh, you know, you're pretty, he likes you. 

This is like you have a ponytail or pigtails and he's tugging on it because he thinks you're cute, but that doesn't address the actual core issue is that he just walked up to someone, slapped tape on their face, and ripped it off. She got really stressed out. She felt like she was uncomfortable going to work. She ended up not going to work. She ended up quitting. She sued her boss. She sued him for 17 million yen in 2015. This was years and years and years ago. She ended up just recently, the conclusion, she got 2.5 million yen. Now that's, again, the average salary in Japan is like between four and five million yen. She got basically half a year's salary, and that was seven years ago, so she's had to have other jobs and stuff since then. It's just weird, and then they like quoted the boss. What did the boss say? I did it as a prank to ease her mind because we were busy. Which does not sound legit. This whole thing is weird. I just sat there the whole time going, okay, I'm in my office, and it's really busy, and I see my coworker stressed out, and I want to relieve their stress. How do I do that? I would be like, hey, can I help you? Or, hey, is there any job that is sort of sitting in the background that you don't have time to do? 

Maybe I could do that for you. Something like that would alleviate the stress of your coworker. I'm trying to think of the logic would be like, okay, my coworker is stressed out. I really, really want to help them out. So I'll take some tape, I'll sneak up behind them, and I'll put it on their mouth. I'm also wondering if this was in front of customers because they said it was really busy, but put the tape on their mouth and then rip it off really fast so it hurts. I'm assuming if you left it there, it would still hurt. I guess if you take it off slowly, maybe it wouldn't hurt. How does that alleviate their stress? It would alleviate my stress as the sort of abuser, I guess, because I'm getting it out. I was thinking the same thing. Jade just put in the chat, free waxing. I literally was thinking the exact same thing. There is a moment of embarrassment if you look at the tape and there's a whole bunch of hair on it because, whatever, I don't want to. I have delicate skin and a fairly thick beard. I struggle with this because I need beard oil and stuff. If someone slapped tape on me, I don't know. It's such a weird other point of logic that got you to that point where you thought, here's a good idea that will help others. 

Kids are stomping around outside my room. Where do we go from there? I was trying to think of other sort of pranks, but then this is like internet pranks. Internet pranks, A, they're not funny and they're usually really mean. I'm glad that actually the trend has sort of fallen away from internet pranks where they're being shitty. I know a lot of it was fake and active and stuff anyways, but the now new fake trend on YouTube and stuff or TikTok is to do really nice, like give a homeless person money and stuff. Even if that's fake, at least hopefully someone's benefiting. If people see that and go like, oh, it's cool to be nice to people, I'm okay with that. Even if this is all fake and not all garbage, if the trend is towards being kind to others, I'm okay with it even if it's not real. But we've learned that the Japanese post system is full of people who think that the old style of pranking where you just go up and hurt someone and run away and go, ha, ha, ha, it's just a prank, bro. They think that's still cool. Well, a Brazilian woman of Japanese descent, so she lives in Japan. She's a 41 year old Brazilian woman, but her forebears were Japanese. 

So she's, I don't know, this is it. We've gotten into a point where the world where people move around enough and then they come back and stuff, we're all people. She went to apply for welfare. She was married and her husband got in trouble and he lost his job during Corona and then there was a problem. He drove without a license. His license expired and he was driving and he got in trouble and he lost his license and then lost his job. So there's a lot of problems in her life. Most of it seems to be not actually her fault. She's got two kids she's trying to take care of. So she went to the Japanese government, the ward office to apply for welfare. She was told that non-Japanese people don't get, if you're not Japanese, you don't get welfare. And then they said she should return to her home country. They provided her with false information. She went out and she's really confused. She's like, the ward office told me that I can't get welfare even though I'm a long-term resident. That is all incorrect. She came back with a lawyer and some friends and actually started getting the welfare she needed. But of course then it takes weeks, which is terrible. 

There is a thing that everyone should know if you're a long-term resident of Japan. So I'm a permanent resident, so I would qualify. But anyone who's been here for a long time, there is the Public Assistance Act and it says citizens who are living in poverty are eligible for government assistance. Now, it says nothing, it doesn't define what a citizen is, but a citizen is someone who lives in Japan. The government then made a statement. It concerns, oh, sorry, I have to get past that. That's the last part. So anyways, these officials are now getting in trouble for providing false information because actually as a government official, when you're asked a question about government policies, you're actually supposed to provide correct information. The news went to the government officials, the government office and said, what's going on? And they said, because it concerns personal information, we cannot provide any response at the moment, which is probably technically true, but also a way of not trying to get out of it. Someone in the ward office of that city needs to get fired because of the low-key racism that is unfortunately still a very common problem in Japan. So we've gotten to the end of the year. 

This is a very short News Japan because I only had so much time taking care of family, cleaning the house. I don't want to make excuses. Actually, I thought I wasn't going to get to do any. I got to do this. Pretty happy about it. It's the end of the year. So this is when you get compilation like best sports moments of the year. That's actually my favorite videos. You get best of's, top 10s, lists, but of course the best one that comes out, Pornhub's search terms of the year. So they actually do a really interesting report every year. It's how much time people spend looking at certain things, their search terms, regions. They have a map of America and the most searched term in each state, which is always really interesting because the more conservative states tend to do the most diverse searches might be the way to put it. In 2021 last year, the number one and number two most searched terms, this is worldwide though specifically. Number one was hentai, Japanese product. Number two, Japanese, also a Japanese product. So the big question is from 2021 to 2022, did things hold over? Jay just put, I think I really liked Iowa and Indiana searches. 

I'm going to have to go and look them up now. This was released I think just a couple of days ago. So you'd be able to actually see all the searches. I only was cared about the ones that were relevant to Japan. I remembered that 2021 had hentai and Japanese as number one and number two. What has happened in 2022? I would do a drum roll, but I'm not going to. Exactly the same. Number one is hentai. Number two is Japanese. I think it rocks Japanese industriousness wins out again. I think I hear Dave. He's going to stand outside my door and just be silent and send vibes for me to open the door. America is the number one user of Pornhub. So the American rankings are slightly different than worldwide. Hentai is number one, Japanese number two. In the US, number two is lesbian. So I don't know if it's a lot of lesbians searching for something that they're familiar with or a lot of straight dudes just trying to figure out what's going on. I don't think I should start talking about lesbian porn and straight men. I have a lesbian friend and she said the most unrealistic thing, because you know of course porn is unrealistic, the most unrealistic thing about lesbian porn is their fingernails because they all have really long fingernails. Oh no, no, Jade, believe me, I know who's looking at porn. What I was going to talk about was the psychology of men just looking, because they're so straight they can't even have a penis in there. Having a penis is gay. 

So I think if you're really a straight man, you should cut off your penis because what is the gayest thing about a man? It's the dick. So if you don't have a dick, then you're not gay. There's some logic for you. It's the dudes talk... I actually really enjoyed that video. It was dudes talking about how they don't look at their own penises and stuff and they don't look at men and they don't see men in things because that's all super gay. Anyways, just get to the last point. In the US, so number two with lesbian, number one remains hentai, Japanese products. So Japan tops the world with their hentai pornography, which is a category I've never watched. Now having seen it two years in a row, because I want to support Japan. I live in Japan. I've lived in Japan a long time. I want to support Japan. Maybe I should take a look at it, but I'm wondering what it is specifically that they like. I'm being really honest, I like the real ladies and men. I'm not against having some penises in my pornography. I actually think that's fine. The interesting bit of information that came up from this article, it's not Japan related, is that reality, so amateurs and stuff like that, but the reality search tag increased like 300, 400%. 

So people aren't looking for produced porn. They're not looking for the professionally done pornographic films. They're actually looking for more amateur, more real. Outdoors is a category that jumped up, because people, yeah, they just want like, oh, normal people doing exciting, risky things seems to be the trend at the moment. I was wondering if that's because of coronavirus. We want real life again. So these porn searches kind of reflect the psychology of that I'm interested in. I might actually go back and read the article. I was interested in the relationship to Japan specifically, because I wanted to know if it was hentai in Japanese. And again, I want to say one more time, it is Japan rules the Pornhub algorithm. But it's interesting, you get sort of insight into the world psychology that people don't want to talk about. Because let's face it, people are, when they're doing their search terms, they're being honest in what they want to see. They're not lying to themselves in that moment, which is something we should take into the new year. I'm going to say something kind of inspiring as I can for the last moments of Ninja News Japan of 2022. Be as honest with yourself as you are with your search terms in pornography. Because if you can be as true to yourself as you are to your porn searches, you can be honest and open. And then you can be honest and open with other people in their pornographic search terms. And we can start to understand each other just a little bit better. And maybe that's the path to world peace.