Ninja News Japan Quiz

He touched you Wagyu beef has a problem.

You’ve probably heard of Wagyu
beef, it’s very expensive beef.

I actually had an
experience over the golden

week vacation of eating very, very expensive
food and it does not agree with me.

I am just too low class for that.

So the thing is about Japanese
expensive food always has a lot of fat.

And that was problematic because I
don’t eat a lot of food with a lot of fat.

So the fat kind of did a number on me.

So I actually realized I don’t
enjoy a lot of expensive food.

He touched you Wagyu beef has a problem.

It’s not the problem that I
don’t like fatty, fatty food.

But Wagyu beef does tend to have a lot
of like marbled, has a lot of fat in it.

Not my thing.

But that’s not the problem.

The problem isn’t my
preference, the problem isn’t

my preference, the problem isn’t my
preference, the problem is a different problem.

The problem with touchy
Wagyu beef and the

kanji, the Chinese characters they
use for that, young people can’t read it.

It’s an expensive item.

It’s based on its brand.

It’s based on its name.

But if young people can’t read
the name, what happens then?

So kanji, the Chinese characters,
people in their 20s, 57% cannot read.

He touchy Wagyu, 43% of
people in their 30s could not read.

He touchy Wagyu.

And he got older, he got better.

So 33% in their 40s couldn’t read it,
35% in their 50s, and 22% in their 60s.

So the kanji maybe
was more common in the

past, or maybe people
were better at reading kanji.

A lot of people are saying just like smart
phones are making it harder for people to

write like, I was of
the age where I learned

cursive in school, I don’t
think kids learn that anymore.

And in fact, I think
typing might be a more

valuable skill, but you still should
learn how to write with a pen and stuff.

But kids just can’t do stuff.

And it’s not, I don’t
think this is, again, this

is not a judgment, this
is not a negative thing.

This is like the world changes.

But people typing
everything out on their phone

means they’re never
actually writing the kanji.

They just pick the appropriate
kanji for the word the writing.

So they don’t learn how to write it.

And then in some cases,
they don’t learn how

to read it properly,
because they just assume

that the computer or the phone
or whatever is telling them right.

I actually had a student
who couldn’t type,

because they only used their phone,
they typed everything out on their phone.

So when they had to type something out
on a keyboard, it was really hard for them.

So they gave me the keyboard
and I typed down what they said.

And they were shocked at how fast I
could type it was like an amazing thing.

Just like I was shocked at how fast they
could type with two thumbs on their phone.

But again, it’s just what you grow up with.

You grow up with touch pads.

You learn to use touch
pads really effectively.

The Hitachi kanji is used different ways.

Iberaki Iberaki is a prefecture
within it used to be called Hitachi.

It’s very confusing.

So as I was reading this, I
got more and more confused

and I realized why I
gave up on studying kanji.

So I speak Japanese at
a, I would say intermediate

level would be generous, but an intermediate
level I can do conversations and stuff.

But I am essentially illiterate.

And I’m illiterate because
when I started studying

kanji, I was like, I’m
too old to be studying.

I don’t want to study anymore.

And I give up.

And I kind of just gave up on
it, which is not the right attitude.

But you do get tired of studying
when you’re old and I am old.

So Iberaki is the prefecture.

It used to be called Hitachi.

The kanji has been used different ways.

It is therefore very confusing for people.

And that’s why the
younger people now, they

haven’t grown up with
history or the understanding.

So they understand it less than
those people in their 60s, 22%.

It was actually to be 88%
could read it 22% still couldn’t.

So it’s still confusing
to that group that we

would assume actually grew
up with this more logically.

It’s used different
ways, which means some

places like Hitachi
Nakasidi, they’ve decided

to just do away with
the kanji altogether.

And when they write the name of
their city, they just use Hitagana.

Hitagana is the base
phonetic version of Japanese.

And it shows that the
use of kanji, even in

modern Japan, is a
confusing and difficult thing.

Again, sort of just justifying
the fact that I quit studying.

It’ll be interesting to
see how language now

evolves in Japan, like where this
is going to take us in the future.

Are they going to use less kanji or are
they going to adopt other things or they can

do start using English alphabet, even
for Japanese words, that kind of stuff.

It’ll be interesting to
see where this goes

because as young people
grow up finding it harder

and harder to read
kanji, is kanji the way

you want to go forward
or do they want to sort

of double down and force
more people to learn kanji?

I actually think doubling
down is very much a

Japanese way of dealing
with this sort of issue.

Sister cities are great.

I mean, it’s a cultural
exchange between

your places and you do class trips,
your high school is going to go somewhere.

They’re going to go to this place
and then you can go back down.

It’s wonderful class.

I think sister cities are great.

Cultural exchange is great.

It also will involve politicians
and older politicians.

And if you’ve ventured
to an engineer’s

Japan before, you kind of
know where this is going.

When I say the words
old politician, there

was a government meeting
and it was the mayor

and the government people
from Dubo City in Australia.


I’m not sure how to say D-U-B-B-O-Dubo.

I’m going to say double.

It’s so Australian to
make it a word like double.

There’s a city called double.

It’s the sister city.

They’re over the visiting.

They’re like, let’s have an after party.

There’s a 71 year old deputy
speaker and he’s doing some karaoke.

Now, I’m trying to work on a
new segment, a new thing to do.

I’m not just going to
just tell you the story.

I was like, ah, you know what we should do?

Just make a quiz.

You’ve listened to an
engineer’s Japan in the past.

You know the kind of
things that we end up

coming up, the kind
of things we talk about.

Three options before I give you the answer.

I haven’t figured out a way to do this.

I would like to get maybe
a listener or someone

to talk while we do this at the same time,
but we’ll work that out in the future.

This is still the sort of testing phase.

Three options.

What did the deputy speaker do to the mayor
of Dubo’s daughter while singing karaoke?

Option number one, he
did a lap dance while singing.

Option number two, he
started to strip off his clothes.

Number three, he held the
mic up to her private parts.

So now I would need
like some thinking music.

Please have submitted your answers by now.

So again, this is where I don’t, I
kind of maybe need a little interaction.

I need someone have
someone on like the line

and do the quiz with
them so they can guess.

But if you guessed number three,
ding, ding, ding, ding, you are correct.

Now they didn’t explain it very
carefully, like very thoroughly.

So I don’t know if he was serenading her
vagina, or if he was holding the microphone

up in the hopes that
he would start singing.

All we know is that he
while singing got very

close to her private
parts, which is gross.

I mean, that’s I think that’s a
fair statement we can make.

That is gross.

He therefore, again, apologized.

He said, I’m ashamed
that I could not respond

appropriately on the spot
or apologize the same day.

He like, I think they were partying.

He didn’t figure out what
he did, I guess, because

they were drinking and
stuff until the next day.

And he’s like, Oh, I’m sorry.

I waited so long.

I was trying my best
to make it into a party.

It’s an interesting
statement because when I

want to make something into a party, I
want to get, you know, everyone involved.

I want to get people doing stuff.

I don’t immediately
gravitate to someone’s

groin and start singing to it
or trying to get it to sing to me.

That’s not my first instinct.

I have not thrown any
blockbusters of parties,

though, if we’re being honest, like my
parties are very sedate and maybe that’s it.

Maybe I don’t do enough crotch
singing to really get the party started.

So I’m waiting for some rapper to come out
with a song about getting the party started

by crotch singing either from the crotch
or to the crotch either way works for me.

He’s sorry for the discomfort he caused.

Nobody from the, nobody
from double has responded.

So this guy is apologized, he’s put that
statement out there and no one apologized.

Apparently there is a
picture of the mayor’s

daughter looking
incredibly uncomfortable,

which is very appropriate when a 71
year old man starts singing at your crotch.

There’s a restaurant
called Tamate Baco and

this is not the only
one, an open last month

in Shibuya and it’s an all-you-can-eat
seafood buffet kind of thing.

So it’s a tabihodai.

So basically tabihodai,
hodai is all-you-can

and then tabay is eat and then there’s
no mihodai, which is all-you-can-drink.

And you go, you pay
a set amount of money,

you can eat for an hour and you
just order as much as you want.

You have to eat it all within the hour.

That kind of thing.

It’s pretty normal.

The way the article
presented it is that they

have decided that foreign tourists should
be charged more than Japanese people.

So if you want to go for lunch just on a
regular day, if you’re Japanese, it’s 5,478

yen and if you are a
foreigner, it is 6,578 yen.

So basically 1,100 yen more.

Friday being a more
popular day, so like Friday

dinner, that’s going to be
the most expensive time.

If you are a Japanese
person, it’s 7,678 yen.

If you’re a foreigner, it’s 8,778 yen.

So again, 1,100 yen more
for not being Japanese.

The interesting way
they worked around this

was they said the
higher price is the actual

official price and then if you’re
Japanese, you get a discount of 1,100 yen.

So it’s not that they’re
charging foreigners

more, it’s that they’re
actually charging

Japanese people less,
which was an interesting

way to try to get
around the racism or

the discrimination that they’re
actually putting out there.

The discount counts for
Japanese people and residents.

So very technically,
if I went into this

restaurant and I ordered
this meal and I could

show them my residence card,
I should get the lower price.

So is it biased then?

That’s the interesting thing.

The justification for
this is the yen is very

weak, so Japanese
people, their money isn’t

going as far, where
foreigners are coming

in, they’re getting more yen for their
money, so they should be charged more because

they’re not paying
taxes and things like that.

It’s a very thin argument.

The governor said
foreign travelers are

Japan’s guests, which
I think is a pretty fair

statement to make and therefore they shouldn’t
be taken advantage of, they shouldn’t

be charged more, they
shouldn’t be treated in this way.

I was interested though, because if I went,
would I get asked if I was a resident or

not where they just
assumed that I’m a foreigner

because, you know,
very foreign looking

in Japan and would they just
then charge me the higher price?

I don’t know.

It’s an interesting question.

I don’t tend to find out because I actually
don’t think this is a nice practice.

I think you just choose
a price and you make

that the price and
you charge the price.

So there’s a guy who dresses up in a black
suit and he puts on sunglasses and he goes

out into the street,
so again, this could be

another opportunity for our
quiz, so let’s try out our quiz again.

There are three options.

What do you think he does?

He dresses up in a
black suit and sunglasses,

so he’s trying to look
pretty cool while he does it.

So number one, option number
one, is he a Batman-like vigilante.

He goes out and delivers vigilante justice.

Number two, he’s going out and obstructing
traffic on his bicycle or number three, he

rides his bicycle and he grabs
women as he rolls down the street.

So we need again a clip,
some music, some thinking time.

If you guessed number
two, which I would be

surprised if you did,
because I think if you’ve,

again, you’re watching
the engineer’s Japan,

you’re listening to
the engineer’s Japan,

you’re thinking, is it going to be
the butt grabbing on the bicycle?

No, he rides out and
what he does is he rides

in the middle of traffic and he
swerves into oncoming traffic.

Now, this is to freak out the drivers,
to play a little chicken, to risk it.

No one really knows why.

He swerves into oncoming traffic
and they’re saying to annoy drivers.

He was arrested and they
suspect he is responsible

for 42 similar incidences
they’re investigating now.

He has claimed that he is not this
person, he denies all the accusations.

There is film of him doing this weaving in
an out of traffic, which I will put up in

the corner if you watch the YouTube video.

The police have given
a nickname, and I think

criminals with nicknames is
always a very interesting thing.

Police have named him
the pop-up cyclist because

he comes out into
traffic and then weaves

into traffic, popping
in and out of traffic,

popping up out of nowhere, I
guess they didn’t call him disc-spring.

Very bad man ask.

That’s where I got the first
sort of option from the back men

vigilante because he just sort
of disappears into the night.

They searched his
apartment and that’s where

they found the same black suit
and sunglasses he wears in the video.

Which I think makes him a pretty
much guilty, it’s a really chan reversal.

So the last like three weeks I’ve talked
about in any chan and I’ve actually thought

like I think we’ve done enough
until she goes to or gets out of prison.

There’s not really much
more to say about any chan.

I just again I find her fascinating
because she has a work ethic.

She just applied it to
crime whereas if she’d

applying the same
work ethic to something

else I think she would
have been really successful.

She clearly was able to do stuff.

This is a guy who she was taking,
she was a sugar baby at TV chan.

So she was doing sort of compensated
dating and then frauding men of money.

This is a guy who is
defrauding sugar babies.

So I’m calling it the atiti chan reversal.

This guy swindles women who
are looking to become sugar baby.

So he meets people
online and he says hey, if

you meet me I’ll give you
200,000 yen for a date.

That’s actually pretty good.

Like that’s half a month to a
month salary for some people.

So he connects with them on a
matching app and then he says I’m a vet.

And it was an
interesting choice because

apparently being a vet is
very successful because

you work with animals and
no he works with animals

but also you’re a doctor
so it’s very appealing.

So you have the appeal
of being a doctor but also

someone who works with
animals all at the same time.

That seems to be a very attractive profession
and so he shows that very carefully.

He says let’s meet at the
zoo, the zoo where I work.

So they meet at the zoo and then he
walks around he says you know what?

He seems very proud
of the zoo while they’re

talking you know
what but a lot of people

know me around you so let’s just
get out of here and they go to a hotel.

After talking for
about two hours, I don’t

know if that’s at the hotel or
later because again the story jumps.

The story actually
said go to a hotel which

would imply they go and
have intimate relations

but then they immediately jumps
to after talking for two hours.

So I don’t know I would not go
to a hotel to talk for two hours.

I would go somewhere else if we were just
going to talk but he talks about his family

and his love of boxing
and then he looks

very serious and he says
I’ve left my wallet at home.

Could you give me 20,000 yen for tickets
so that I can buy tickets for boxing?

And the woman has been promised 200,000 yen
so 20,000 yen on top of that to get paid

back is not very much
so they go to the ATM

they get 20,000 yen
they give to the guy and

then he says like
great I’m going to go buy

tickets I’ll see you
again for a second date.

I’ll you know the Japanese version of Venmo
you the money so it’ll probably be like

a line or pay pay or
something like that and I’ll pay

you back and then they
never hear from them again.

So he’s not doing the
scale of Viti Chiang

but he’s working on low
numbers of money but

large numbers of
women so trying to get a

little bit of money out
of everybody as opposed

to just getting two or three whales
and getting money out of them.

The woman never heard
from them again and

then she tried to contact
the zoo and the zoo

says there is no such person here but we’ve
had similar calls which made the woman very

suspicious so she called up the police
and said I believe I’ve been defrauded.

Now if 20,000 yen he
was banking on 20,000 yen

not being very much money
and the embarrassment

of them saying I want
to be a sugar baby to

be enough to get them to
stop from contacting the police.

So this lady was like no I’m contacting the
zoo and the zoo I maybe she actually liked

them because she
actually came out in her

part of the interview she was actually
saying she was quite embarrassed about being

defrauded this way but
it’s just like those men

I have sympathy for who were
defrauded millions of yen by Viti Chiang.

So I feel kind of bad for her.

He says he’s met about 50
women this way so again if you got

20,000 yen from each of them
that’s pretty fair some of the money.

After the rest he said
sorry you know I feel

bad for taking advantage
of these women.

He’s actually not a vet.

He’s actually a day
laborer and then he said

this was a bit that actually
kind of really struck me.

I have always disliked
animals so the construction

of him being a vet was
a very conscious choice.

I don’t like actually
like animals but women

will like a man who
likes animals so I’m

going to pretend to be
a man who likes animals

so much so that it’s
become my profession

and that will appeal to women
and apparently it was successful.

He was given two years,
six months in prison

but it’s been suspended
for four years so

if he doesn’t commit any more
crimes he will be Scott free.

There again did not mention
giving back any of the money.

I actually am now very interested in how
much and how do they give back to the money

of these women do they give back the money
of these women because this is one of those

weird things where
the fraud it’s done

voluntarily and again this
case it’s a very small sum.

So is it worth suing over like if you sue
the guy for 20,000 yen you’re going to pay

probably a lawyer more than
20,000 yen just to follow that suit.

Leena Chaunay on
the other hand she took

millions so getting a
lawyer and suing her would

make perfect sense because you want to get
all your money back but I actually bet it’s

all gone because she
gave it all to host and

she doesn’t have any
money so they’ll just

be like if she ever
works they’ll be docking

her pay for years or something I
have no idea what’s going to happen.

Again her situation the consequences of
what she’s done are the interesting thing is

it’s just going to take a decade
to find out what actually happens.

So maybe Ninja News
Japan ends at some point

because I just you
know run out of content

or run out of time or
whatever but I promise

you in nine to ten
years I’m going to come

back if we leave these chaun pops up again
if I’m still alive and give you the ending

of that story like what has she done what’s
happened since then because I’m interested

in it and I don’t think I’m
ever going to let this go

but it seems like being a
sugar baby or sugar daddy.

There’s a lot of
fraud involved so it’s

probably not going to
work out the way you want

it to so I would say
take all that initiative

take all that effort and put
it towards something else.

I’m thinking of a
suggestion to make right

now that would be
really positive and helpful

for the world and I
can’t think of any I

really can’t I don’t
do what I’m doing right

now this is previous no
money whatsoever but

I haven’t committed
fraud at least I’m not

making money honestly and that
is the Ninja News Japan mission.


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Okay, so I got a house full of sick kids.

I don’t know how good
this is going to be today.

Since summer break, the kids
get like a month off and then

there’s been things happened
and then everyone got sick.

We’re not sure if it’s the flu or
COVID or whatnot, but oh my God.

I’m not getting that one day a week.

I usually get to just be
by myself and do my stuff.

I don’t think people come here to listen
to me complain about my personal issues.

Ah, I mean, maybe they do.

Maybe that’s that little
insight into my personal life.

That makes this the more appealing format
where you can get to know me as a person.

by me bitching continually
about honestly very minor things.

Would you, there’s something
maybe I should get some feedback on.

Would you like to hear about
the very minor things that suck

in my life that really are
essentially first world problems?

I’m going to go ahead and assume not.

Let’s just start.

When people come to
Japan, a lot of people

have an image of Japan and it comes
from movies and it involves Shibuya.

Shibuya is a sort of Mecca or where
you would come in Japan downtown Tokyo.

Let’s party on.

Let’s get our drink gone.

Let’s have a good time.

That is problematic because the
police were giving out 200 warnings a day.

And so Shibuya, the district has
decided to go with zero public drinking.

Now this is an interesting
thing about Japan.

Public drinking in Japan is legal.

And in most Western places, I know
like you can drink in bars and pubs.

You can drink in establishments,
but you can’t drink in public.

So when foreign people come
over, they get real excited

by the idea of just drinking
all the time everywhere.

So the first time people
realize that you can

drink on the train
and not get in trouble.

They every day after work,
they’ll get on the train and drink.

They don’t take a moment
and look around and

notice that no one else
is actually doing that.

Drinking on trains is kind of a
shinkun-send tradition, the bullet train.

So when I’m going to Osaka,
maybe, my way home, like crack

a beer on your way home from
your hard day to business trip.

That is acceptable.

But if you’re taking
your local train or

the subway back to
your house, that’s weird.

And you still see people
do it, but they’re also weird.

And that’s maybe
something that people miss.

And so I have met several
people who’ve come over.

And every opportunity they
have to drink in public, they do.

And it’s kind of like an over-correction.

Like, I wasn’t allowed
to do this at all at home.

I can do it now.

Therefore, I should do
it as much as possible.

Or the reality is you
should maybe just be normal.

So you can drink in parks.

You can drink at sort
of some events, some are

not drinking, but some
events you can drink at.

You know, you can drink on the train.

And you’re not going to get arrested, except
now in Shibuya, you might get arrested.

You probably get a fine.

I don’t think that zero
public drinking probably

is going to be a fine,
not an arrestable offense.

The problem is, so they’ve
increased patrols in the area.

And that didn’t help.

And then the restaurant
started complaining

that people would stand
outside the restaurant

and drink and then leave all their garbage
outside the front of the restaurant,

making it less appealing for
people to come into their restaurant.

So this is not officially
obstruction of business.

So it doesn’t get a dang
doesn’t go up on the board,

but it’s there in the
background waiting like a vampire.

I got vampires on my head.

I watched a couple of
vampire movies recently.

But it’s there stalking you.

The obstruction of business charge.

It’s coming for you.

It will sink its dark dank teeth
into the throat of freedom.

Oh, last week, this is
where it became a new story.

Some guy, some foreign
people decided it would

be a good idea to
start taunting the cops.

We’re asking them to stop
and throw away their trash.

Here’s a piece of advice
for anyone at it anywhere.

Don’t taunt the police.

Now, I’m not the police in Japan.

I’m not going to shoot you, not
like in America or other places.

You wouldn’t taunt the police in America.

You would not really.

If you’re sensible, you wouldn’t taunt
the police where I come from Canada.

Because you would probably get thrown
to the ground and arrested pretty quickly.

They would find a charge in Japan.

It doesn’t quite work that way,
but that you have to understand.

You’ve listened to Ninja News
Japan three, four, five times now.

Let’s see.

Not even like a long-term list.

You’ve heard the story
of how people can be held

on multiple charges for
an extended amount of time.

This is how the police in Japan work.

They don’t shoot you.

They hold you for 20
days on a single charge.

Then they hold you for
20 days on another charge.

They ruin your life.

They make you lose your job.

They take away your
because you’ve lost your job.

You’re probably your
visas connected to your job.

You get deported.

You lose anything you had here.

You don’t get to take home with you.

That’s another thing
people don’t understand.

If you get deported from
Japan, it’s not like you get to go

to the bank and take all your
money out before you leave.

The police just say, “Oh,
that bank account is ours now.

Your apartment, you
don’t get to go home and

collect all the things
you brought with you.”

So, like, my incredibly noticeable
valuable in the corner of the video.

You just get on an
airplane and get sent back.

Then they’ll go to your house and
take all your stuff, keep it or sell it.

I don’t know, but this is it.

You might have some stuff you
really is really important to you in there.

That’s not yours anymore.

And this really messes up
your life and you’re not being

allowed back in Japan ever
again, so you’re never coming back.

So, that’s something to keep in
mind about taunting the police.

Yes, you are probably not
going to get shot, but yes,

if you push it too hard,
they will ruin your life.

Okay, so what did gamers need?

I’m a gamer. I play video games.

If you watch on stream, you’ve
seen me play a video game.

I shoot things.

I particularly like things that explode.

I have a very simple male
brain where a shoot boom

is the most satisfying
experience I can have in life.

I have just described my sex life.

The gamers need fuel.
They need cut noodles.

But cut noodles aren’t enough
because that sustenance.

You need also something you know,
boost you. You also need caffeine.

You don’t have time to eat noodles and then
switch over to a drink and drink the drink.

You don’t have time
for that kind of life, that

kind of hassle because
you’re too busy gaming.

You’re doing rad moves in 360 no-scopes.

Trying really hard to think of
some out of date gamer terms

and the first thing that came
up to mind was skateboard.

Skateboard slang from the 90s.

Do you don’t have time to
eat and use the secondary?

Like this is stupid.

So the audio solution
to be take your mountain

dew code red and put
it into your noodles.

Well, that’s disgusting.
It doesn’t actually taste good.

Like I’m not, well, you might like it.

I have a more elevated palette
so that doesn’t do it for me.

We’ve seen his step in.

Listen is the creator of the cup noodle.

These are the people who made
cup noodles in the first place.

They have stepped in
with the gaming cup noodle.

There’s two kinds.
You can get garlic and black pepper.

Or you can get gaming, curry, michi,
which has rice instead of noodles.

It’s energy, ginger, chemo flavor.

The cup noodles is garlic and black pepper.

Don’t know if I just said that or not.

They’ve also put in some additives
to really boost your gaming acumen.

The first being, of course, caffeine.

Because what do you want
in your cup noodles more

than anything else, but
the addition of caffeine?


I’m not 100% sure I’m saying that right.


I have noticed all three of those
ingredients are in hangover cures in Japan.

So when you get a hangover in Japan,
you can buy these little energy drinks.

And in those energy
drinks always includes

caffeine, arganine, and
niacin, and something else.

I can’t remember what it is.

But clearly, if you’re studying
or gaming or have a hangover,

Niacin has actually
just come to the rescue.

I do have friend Jade
who sent this to me before

I even saw the article
of it being released.

So if I can, I’m going to
find a case and send it.

If you would like your case
of Niacin game or noodles,

well, I’m going to
charge you an exorbitant

rate, but I would
consider getting it for you.

The Japanese prisons.

We did just talk about foreign
people taunting the police.

Another reason not to go to
Japanese prison is in Japanese prisons.

You might get abused.

There have been 22 cases of guards
being accused of assault in the last year.

And so they’re like, “Ah, we shouldn’t
have guards assaulting inmates.

We shouldn’t have guards
treating them poorly.

We should try to fix this.”

So what we’re going
to do is have the guards

address all the prisoners
by the honorable son.

So criminal son, not
their niacin to say it.

They would say you would have
to swap out criminal for the name.

But you know what I mean.

So it would be Chiangmi beef chest son
instead of Chiangmi beef chest, Yatsura.

I don’t know if they actually say
the name or they just say Yatsura.

This is a new phrase for me.

So I was actually quite
excited I learned this.

They refer to inmates
as Yatsura, which would

translate to guys, but it’s
basically saying convicts.

So I think you wouldn’t
say name plus Yatsura.

You would just say
Yatsura because you’re just

saying, “Oi, you do believe
when I go into ignorant,

I always do this like
really bad British accent.”

This of course is going
to fix the assault problem.

So you have guards who
have assaulted Yatsura.

They say, “Well, stop calling them
Yatsura to start calling them the son.”

So as they’re hitting them and they
go like, “You deserve this, criminal son.”

This is your punishment
for being bad criminal son.

You’re a terrible criminal son.

If you’re a bad criminal son and then that
will fix the assault problem, apparently.

This, as an experiment,
has just started, but it’s

actually already been
going on in women’s prisons.

The interesting is after
they started saying, like,

“We’re not going to call
them Yatsura anymore.

We’re going to call
them like name plus son.”

Some of the inmates reported feeling
embarrassed when they were being

addressed politely because
they’re essentially just not used to it.

So I guess if I’ve been
in prison for a decade and

the whole time they’ve
been calling me Yatsura.

Then suddenly they start going,
“Chang, my beef chest son.”

I’d be like, “Oh, Yammit,
they could have signed.”

“Oh, God,” said, “Let’s see.
Can I do that? Can I–“

“Yammit, they could have signed.”

Maybe we’re going to switch
to a really weeb ASMR channel.

“Yammit, they could have signed.”

Now that I have his new
microphone, that ups sort of

the deep end of my voice,
my voice is not that deep.

The microphone has settings and I
put the settings when I do the podcast

onto the dark settings to make it
sort of a heavier sound in your ears.

So it sounds sort of more romantic
because that is kind of what I’m going for.

When you introduce your
pen, it’s not actually about

news. It’s not reporting.
It’s not about entertainment.

It’s not about humor. It’s about romance.

“Yammit, they could have signed.”

This–freak me out. I don’t know, did it?
I was weirded out by this.

A nine-year-old has
passed the third level of the

bookkeeping exams for adults,
not like there’s a kids one.

This child took the Japan’s
Chamber of Commerce

and Industry exam
after studying on his own.

This year, there were 113,294 test takers
and it only has a 43% pass rate as in 2022.

So last year, only 43%
pass. We don’t–oh, we

do have the results
because the kid passed.

The third level states
that you have mastered the

basics of commercial
bookkeeping and books for business.

This kid’s dream is to be a game programmer or start his
own business, but took an interest in math and so the

father encouraged the kid and gave him some like
bookkeeping stuff and then helped him when he was studying.

The kid decided to take this test on
his own. This is–I don’t know if this is

really good or really bad or this is
some sort of like new generation of things.

Japanese kids do tend to hyper-focus on stuff and usually
it’s trains and they grow out of it, but then like you

got this kid who has earned a business accreditation at
nine years old, could just keep going, would be insane.

So he had to help with his
father and some terminology.

So he struggled with
the idea of deprecation.

So like I buy a car and the car, as soon as
I drive off the lot, the value goes down.

So that, again, for a
nine-year-old conceptually, the car

is only eight seconds old.
How can it have lost value?

But once he figured that kind of
stuff out, he said this was like kind of

exciting. It was a new language. It
was a new way to think about things.

And he wants to take the level
two test next year. Now, a story I

didn’t actually put into my notes
because I only saw this morning.

He didn’t have time to read
it. He said, “And 11-year-old,

a Japanese kid, has just
climbed, met, killed in Manjaro.”

And I’m like, “My kids are in
bed and they haven’t done shit.”

Talking about kids. Kids in school.
There’s a lot of absenteeism.

So this is like coronavirus has really
messed up kids’ heads. Japan has

a lot of trouble with hekekumori.
Hekekumori is the stay-at-home people.

Like they basically just
never leave their house

or sort of always stay in
their room kind of thing.

They don’t want to interact
with society. A lot of it comes

down to mental stress or trauma
or bullying and stuff like that.

There’s a lot of absenteeism. They
are talking a lot of it up to coronavirus

because these kids are just not
comfortable in a school environment.

So they’re just staying
home. And they’re still trying to

do classes. They may do it
through Zoom or something else.

What they want to do is try to
find ways to bring these kids back in.

So they’ve created one meter
tall robots with a pad for a head.

Like I’ve seen this joke on
TV before, like on sitcoms

where they have the
robot roll around the room.

It’s got a mic and a speaker and a camera
for two-way communication so that these

kids from their room can move around
the classroom and actually join in class.

In 2022, 2,760 kids were not attending
school at all. They were staying home.

This is up from the last number that was in
the article. It was 2018. There was 1,283.

So there’s a lot of kids suffering from anxiety. A
couple of kids they talked to after doing this said that

their self-esteem went up and they felt like they could
do it and they were thinking about going back to school.

So while I would make fun
of the style of presentation,

the fact that it’s successful
kind of means that theā€¦

I mean if you’re helping kids,
I can’t complain about that.

I’m thinking about maybe
trying to make a change

the format a little in
the stories that I do.

So we have a YouTuber
turned politician and he refers

to himself as super
crazy-curd and he was arrested.

So I was kind of like, “Is there
a way we could play a game

where I give you all the information
about super crazy-cune?”

And then you try to guess what he was
arrested for. Now it doesn’t really work

on a podcast or the video because I
would need sort of real-time interaction.

But I guess I could do week to
week. So this is my thing. I set

up the question during the
podcast and I don’t give the answer.

You have a week to send
in the answer. If you send in

the answer, I’d have to
have some kind of prize for it.

But like, “Game or Noodles,” I could send
you “Game or Noodles” if I can find them.

Or, and then the next week
I give the answer and the

award winner and then we
could set up another one.

Like, “What was this guy
arrested for?” It’d be a

fun game. I think I’d
rather do it. I don’t know.

Again, live. People could
look at it. I guess you could

see the problems. You could
look it up online and stuff.

It’d be hard to manage the game
because the problem is I’m getting all

my information from the Internet,
which means you could just look up.

Once I give you enough information,
you could find the exact story properly.

As soon as I write in
super crazy code, if you type

that into the Internet
right now, it wouldn’t work.

Maybe I’ll have to bring in some people or
a bit and have them play this game with me.

It might be a game in the
future. We might be doing a

special Ninja Ninja Japan.
What was he arrested for?

They’d come up with a game
show, “Jingle” or something.

Anyways, super crazy code was arrested. He is a former
musician, boss of Zoku, boss of Zoku, who’s like

a youth motorcycle gang who kind of wants to be in
the yakuza, but haven’t quite hit that level yet.

He decided to run for
office in 2021, but his win was

revoked because concerned
citizens filed a complaint.

He went back and tried
again and he won in 2023 April.

He was then recently arrested for
non-consensual sexual injury with a woman.

It is. I’m not going to touch that one.
There are no jokes there at all.

I got nothing. I don’t want to touch that.

A woman met several men 12 times
over the course of this interesting case.

She met them via an Internet matching site.

The whole point of this is related
to one of our sugar daddy episodes

where we talked about a girl who
wrote a book up like a how-to book.

Someone else bought it, used it
actually made a ton of money, and then fed

back so that the police actually
arrested the woman who wrote this book.

Sugar daddy, I’m wondering
if it’s illegal because

it doesn’t seem like it
would be illegal to me.

I guess it’s the fraud or the scam
aspect of it that wouldn’t make it illegal.

If I say please go out with
me, I’ll give you $100,000.

You go out with me and I give you $100,000.
It’s not prostitution.

There’s no real reason
for that to be illegal.

I guess. It was interesting
because the legality of

this seems very great
to me, but we’ve had a girl.

I guess constructing a how-to
commit fraud book is probably illegal.

Executing the information from
a how-to fraud book is illegal.

This girl, she’s done, this is a different
issue, which is why I brought it up.

This she’s doing her sugar daddy activity.
She met 12 guys.

She’s taken them for
220,000 yen that we know of.

Basically, she meets
them for meals, hasn’t been

with them, and then they
have to give her some money.

Someone, I do enjoy that. Someone
reported it to the government

because she actually during the
daytime worked for the government.

So she worked for the government
during the day. She took a paycheck.

She would go out for dinner with
it, probably a different guy every day.

Maybe rotate them through.
But when she went out for dinner

with these guys, she would
expect them to give her money.

Someone, so I’m going to
assume one of the guys who figured

out he was being scammed,
reported this to the government.

So what did the punishment
for that? See, this

is a good game. There
is a good game in here.

What do you think the punishment
was? So for a super crazy

crew in the previous story,
what was he arrested for?

And then a different category
is what was the punishment?

So we know she was arrested for sugar daddy
stuff. She was scamming men for money.

But she was also working
for the government. When you

work for the government,
you can’t have another job.

It’s profitable. So they’re
saying like, what was specifically?

She was engaged in unauthorized
profit making activities.

So they’re saying like,
you weren’t doing this for

fun. This was for you to
make money. You can’t do that.

I guess unauthorized. Maybe if you asked
an advance, you asked your boss, hey, can I

go out with these men and take money off them
and your boss said, okay, then it’s okay.

The lots of companies have like you can’t work for a competing company.
The government in Japan actually has you can’t make a profit on

another venture without discussing us first because it might embarrass
the government, which sort of sugar daddy stuff absolutely would.

The punishment, no jail
time, nothing like that,

but she is having her
salary cut by one tenth.

I don’t know how much
money she was making,

so I don’t know how
much money she’s losing.

I’m betting the 220,000 yen she
made kind of makes up the difference.

So is that okay or not? I don’t know.

Yeah, it’s kind of slimy.

Speaking of a 10% pay cut, what else would
you have to do? Here’s my third game show.

What do you need to do to
get a 10% pay cut in Japan?

Well, if you are an official of the transportation
bureau, operational center and your drunk

and you get frustrated when a ticket machine
shows an error message, that itself isn’t enough.

What you need to do is when the
station employee comes over because

of the error message, you probably
try to fix it for your help you.

You shove them and start kicking them.

So what actually happened was this guy
had 10 beers at a party and then he went

to Karaoke and had 2 more beers and then
he went to the train station to go home.

He went, he has a monthly
pass thing. He went into

the station and then
tried to leave the station.

Now the machine doesn’t allow
you to do that. If you go into

the station, you have to go to
a different station and come out.

If you want to leave the station,
you’ve got to go talk to the ticket guy.

So you go talk to the ticket
guy and say, “I forgot something

at work or I need to get out
and I’ll come back in a minute.”

They will reset your card. It
has to do with payments and

stuff like that and they’re
trying to be careful of fraud.

So it does make sense. The
first time it happens to you, like

I, let’s say, ran to the station
and I forgot my umbrella.

So I want to go out and I haven’t
actually traveled anywhere. If I put my

card on the machine, the machine will
beep and say, “Sorry, you can’t go out.”

You go talk to the ticket guy and say,
“I forgot something. I just want to run

back to the office. They’ll just take your
card, beep it, and then you can go out.”

No problem. It’s reset. This
guy being drunk, not of his best

mental faculties, probably didn’t
realize that he had messed it up.

So when the ticket dude
comes over to help him, he

starts shoving and then
he started kicking the guy.

He did, I say afterwards, this is I’m assuming
after he’s sobered up. I’m very sorry to

be the perpetrator despite our calls for the
prevention of violence against station staff.

He’s pretty fair. I mean, he literally
works for the operation center where

they would be like saying, “Treating
station staff like shit is wrong.”

He’s a mic coworker and then he does it.
10% pay cut and well deserved.

The last story is just a little
update and it’s the Stein’s Gate guy.

So this guy, we’ve reported I
think two or three times. What he

had done is he took the visual
novels, not like a video game.

He took a visual novel
and he played through

it and he recorded
and posted on YouTube.

But it had endings and the endings sort of
with the company’s arguing with lower the

motivation of people to actually buy the game if
they’ve actually seen the ending of the story.

And he played multiple endings
if they’re multiple endings.

He also did what they call fast movies. Now this is not a fast movie.
This would be I guess a fast anime where you take a movie or in this

case an anime to spy family anime and you cut it down into like five,
ten minute things so the people don’t have to watch the whole thing.

They just watch the important
bits and you cut out all the

stuff so that you can actually
watch the video really quickly.

So he’s clearly just taking
stuff, putting it on the Internet,

trying to get his much money
he can from a YouTube views.

In that time, so by spoiling
the ending so you don’t

have to play the game, you
don’t have to watch the anime.

Companies went after him
perfectly fair. I mean he is trying to

essentially ruin their business model
by giving away spoilers and endings.

I am not a big spoilers and endings as a problem kind
of guy. If it’s not purposeful, when it’s purposeful I’m

like, “Well you do that on purpose, that’s kind of shitty.”
If we just were talking, he’d spoil something for me.

I’d die okay, whatever,
I’ll let it go. I’ve never

been one of those people
who were like, “Spoila!!”

But he said, “I just wanted someone
to see what I made as part of my

hobby, my hobby being ruining the
ending of stories for other people.”

So what is the punishment that you would get
for that? Two years suspended sentence, so if he

doesn’t get in trouble for five years, he won’t
have to go to prison at all and one million.

So right now it’s just a 1
million yen fine. If he commits

a crime again, he’s going to
have to do two years in prison.

A lot of people on the
Internet were saying that this is

like too harsh or unfair or
something, but I don’t know.

I actually don’t know.

There’s no one where I’d like to sit down and sort
of talk through the different aspects of it because

the companies have a right to protect themselves,
but also with the strike going on and everything.

I don’t have a lot of love for
the companies, so then getting

screwed over doesn’t hurt me.
It doesn’t upset me, I don’t know.



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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

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.


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.