Anyos is a giant Japanese oil company
and like all oil companies, it’s run by.
You know, just the best people, the
most noble, honorable, upright people.
Unfortunately, the president of Anyos
recently got drunk and hugged a woman.
Anyos has in place a
So outside lawyers investigated
the claim and the president was fired.
Last year, the then president was also
fired for sexually harassing a bar hostess.
Anyos made a statement, I assume,
as they don’t have a president right now,
so for a representative,
not the new president.
And if they’re looking for a president,
I’ve never been accused of
sexually harassing anybody.
Just let me put that out there.
Anyos, if you need a guy
who is not a sexual harasser,
who knows that sexual harassing people
will get you in trouble, I know that.
And I would be more than
happy to take on the role
of president of Anyos and
not sexually harass anyone.
I can’t say I won’t commit other crimes,
but I can promise you I will
not sexually harass anyone.
A representative of the company came forward
with an apology, pretty standard stuff,
which at this point, the apologies mean
anything, but I guess they have to do it.
Is this extremely regatta,
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It is, it is, can’t get, can’t
get the first words out.
Okay, it is extremely regrettable.
The scandals like this have happened
at our company two years in a row.
Yes, is there any way that
could have been avoided
by maybe hiring people who aren’t pieces
of shit who work in the oil industry?
I have a negative image of
people who run oil companies.
Let’s just, I’m going to put my bias out
there upfront, just so everyone knows.
I don’t think they hire the
best people to run oil companies.
We apologize for the trouble.
We have caused our stakeholders.
I found that last sentence, last word
even, very something worth noticing,
because they didn’t apologize to the
women who were sexually harassed.
They apologize to the
stakeholders in the company.
So the shareholders, people have
investments in the company, why not?
They, they didn’t say sorry, the ladies.
Now, I’m sure that these
ladies who are harassed,
they’re going to get
paid because any of us
is admitted that this
has happened is true.
These guys have lost their jobs.
So they have a civil case.
They could, they could get their money.
But yeah, you can see the person,
this kind of is going to my whole thing.
I don’t think good
people run oil companies.
I bet there was no thought
that we need to apologize
to the women who were victimized in this
situation by the president of the companies.
In fact, I don’t even know
why they’re speaking up at all.
They should have been
thankful that the president
of an oil company was
paying them attention.
I bet that is actually the thoughts
that are going through their head.
But it looks bad.
So we got to say sorry
and for all the trouble
that this has caused
the stakeholders in the
company not the actual
women who were harassed.
Now, Jaxa, the Japanese
space agency wants to develop
satellites that become sort
of an earth defense system
that are capable of crashing into asteroids
that might have like a life ending event
and extinction level
event on the planet Earth.
They’re planning to conduct an
experiment in less than three years.
So they say there’s an
asteroid coming towards Earth.
I think the idea is that
it’s not going to hit Earth.
What they want to do is shoot
some of the satellites into it.
They’ll hit it and then push it off
course, change this trajectory away.
And I was like, if I was
writing a science fiction movie
right now and I wanted
something to go wrong.
What I would do is have
the satellite course correct
the asteroid so that it
is coming into the Earth
and then the big panic is
we have to fix that problem
that we’ve created
through science ourselves.
That’s pretty standard
science fiction stuff.
So this is essentially some
kind of earth defense system.
I have a theory that all the Japanese
are run primarily by
nerds and anime nerds
because they’re Japanese.
And so they’re all leading
towards one inevitable singular point
in the future and that is the
creation of a Gundam-like world.
They’ve created moving platforms.
They’ve created a rail gun.
They are now doing an
Earth satellite defense system.
They’re circling the Earth in asteroids.
These all sound very, very
much like Gundam to me.
And I’m concerned that once the
nerds actually have their Gundam,
they’re not going to
know how to control it.
Just like in any of
us, president doesn’t
know how to control
themselves around women.
(upbeat music) That was it.
Could call back to
the previous story.
I mean, I think I might be a 200-and-some
episodes, 200-and-like 80-some episodes.
I think this is going to be 289.
I’m starting to get good at this.
We did talk about last
time how police raided.
There was about 300 host clubs in Kabuchko.
I think I said it so fast, I said it wrong.
I do a lot of bad Japanese on this show.
Let’s just say you don’t want
to learn your Japanese for me.
You want to go to one
of those other websites
like Dogein or something
and learn some good Japanese.
Anyways, police raided,
they found out of 202
that they raided, 145 had
violated the law in some way.
And this includes, this
is the important thing.
It’s knowing how they
scam you in different places.
If you’re going to come visit Japan,
you want to go to a host
club, you want to see something.
How are they going to scam you if
you know what kind of scams they run?
You can prepare yourself.
Well, the main one is in selling
drinks without listing the price.
So what they do is they’re like,
hey, let’s buy a bottle of whiskey,
let’s buy a bottle of champagne,
let’s buy a bottle of something.
And you think, okay,
it’s going to be 10,000
yen, 20,000 yen,
expensive, but affordable.
And then they give you a
bill for like 15 million yen,
because apparently you
just drank the rarest whiskey
that ever existed in a bottle of champagne
where there’s only one left on the planet
that was pulled out of the
Titanic or something like that.
So that’s how they, that’s the first scam,
is they inflate the bill,
but they never list a price.
So you never actually get to say no,
because the whole point of a host club
is they’re pressuring you to drink and buy
drinks ’cause that’s how they make money.
The other one they’re doing is
operating without a liquor license.
So they’re selling liquor and
they don’t have a license to sell it.
Concept cafes, which you
would probably describe mainly
as made cafes, have
also been a foul of the law
with having underage girls
serve alcohol to customers.
So you can see there’s
two kind of things happening.
There’s the host clubs are
ripping women off monetarily
and then the anime or the made cafes are
breaking the law by having underage people,
because that’s what
appeals again to these
anime nerds who are
going to go to a made cafe.
They want to have a really young girl, you
know, do the song and the dance and stuff.
I went to one once it
was actually quite dismal.
I think I went to the wrong one.
My friends took me
to one where I think the
maids were dour might
have been the actual thing.
It’s the end of the year.
So we’re going to get a lot of stats.
Last episode is very stat heavy.
This one’s not as stat heavy,
but it is entertaining stats.
The porn hub annual breakdown has come out.
And once again, Hentai is
the most search term whereas
Japanese dropped number four,
dropped two places number four.
So the number one and
the number four search
terms on porn hub
are both Japan related.
Hentai is certainly very
much a Japanese thing.
I don’t want to question other
people’s tastes, but when I go
looking for porn, should I want
to spend my time doing that?
Animated stuff isn’t going to do it for me.
I don’t know, maybe I
also don’t like fake bodies.
So I think fake is something
that doesn’t work for me.
And so the animation
version, I’m not against it.
I still see it as being as appealing.
So I guess you must be into something
different for me, which is not a bad thing.
I mean, I’m not actually
judging you on that.
There are, I do judge
people on some things.
I judge people on stuff
that I don’t understand.
Hentai, while it doesn’t, isn’t
my thing, I do understand it.
I understand like, again,
there’s sort of this idyllic
perfection idea of
having a 2D woman that’s
been drawn, basically
created for your fantasy.
That doesn’t do it for me.
Japanese, so the fourth search term on the
list was beaten out by lesbian and milk.
So if you got a lesbian,
milk, who’s also a Japanese,
who’s been drawn, so a
Hentai Japanese, lesbian,
milk, I think some heads
are going to explode.
That’s something you
should look at in the future,
if you’re planning on getting
into the creation of porn industry.
I didn’t enjoy it, so they
do a breakdown by state.
Most of the states, it was interesting,
’cause like, oh, the racist states are
all looking at black girls or something.
California was one step away
from my just previous joke
where the search term
was Asian steppin’ mom.
So all they’re missing is
lesbian and I guess Hentai,
but they had Asian and milk, if
you’re talking about Stup-Mom.
If you drew it, it’d be, yeah,
California’s on the cutting edge
of what everyone in the world
actually wants to deep down inside.
They were looking at how long people
go to porn hub and spend per session.
Japan, number two on the list at 11
minutes and 14 seconds per session.
Number two behind the Philippines.
Now, let’s be very clear,
that 11 minutes is all illegal.
So porn hub is not censored.
Unless they’re looking at the
censored version of Asian porn
and Hentai, what they’re
actually doing is illegal.
The most viewed by men,
Japanese was number two.
Lesbian was number one.
It’s Japanese lesbians.
I mean, again, you could like
wrap up that category right there.
Men’s favorite categories.
Number one and number
two, Japanese and mature.
We’re hitting a theme.
Older Japanese ladies got to go on on.
Women was number one was
lesbian, number two was Japanese.
So again, all those terms
together, I now am at this point
where I just want to make the one
singular, perfect pornographic film.
And then just end up porn altogether because
what happens is you just watch my movie
and it’s so entrancing, no one
ever watches anything again.
So every year in Japan, you
give out New Year’s money
called Atoshi Dhamma and it
comes in a little red envelope
and it’s a tradition and
people love it except.
We’re getting in a world
that’s kind of cashless.
So pay-pay, one of the
companies that is putting out
a payment system that use on your phone,
they want to create digital Atoshi Dhamma
and they’ve done a
survey and found that 40%
of the people they surveyed
want to give it out cashless.
Now, pay-pay is probably
surveying people who use pay-pay,
which means people who
are already using digital stuff.
people to give 526.
3 billion yen year-end
money to kids.
I basically teenagers to get like five
to 10,000 yen depends on your family.
Kids just get like 1,000 yen or something.
Pay-pay wants to take 150
billion yen of that 526 billion
and make that digital and
create essentially a new industry.
The thing is, for the kids to receive this,
I guess they would have
to have a phone as well.
So there’s an expectation that the kids
receiving this do have their own phone.
And one that they could
then take outside of the house
and then use in public to actually use
the funds to keep them in circulation.
There’s an interesting
sort of side step there.
My kids have phones, but
we’ve locked them down to Wi-Fi.
They don’t actually have a cell plan.
So I guess if they went in the
convenience store in the convenience
store ahead, Wi-Fi they could use
it, but that would be the only way.
There was a very interesting story,
’cause this is something I
didn’t know about Japanese law.
The police have seen
an increase in mail
prostitutes since opening
the borders from COVID.
So like more people are coming into visit.
A lot of people are a good way to make
money in Japan is to do some prostitution.
So they do that.
The anti-prostitution act only applies
to women in Japan, which I did not know.
I just thought anti-prostitution,
you wouldn’t make it gender specific.
It would just be anti-prostitution.
Well, apparently it’s only about women,
so you can’t arrest a man
for being a prostitute, which I’m
finding very confusing
because it’s just the act, isn’t it?
Like if the act of accepting
money and exchange for sex
is the thing that breaks
the law, but apparently not.
It’s only that true if you are a woman.
They still want to arrest these people,
so they would arrest them for touting,
which is standing on the street
and like trying to solicit customers,
and waiting for clients, which is
apparently also against the law.
I didn’t know that.
So that is considered a public disturbance.
It’s part of a public ordinance.
So you’re getting arrested, but again,
a much lower level crime
than actual prostitution.
So I’m interested to see if
this ends up in them changing
the rule, ’cause it would
make a lot more sense
if the rule wasn’t women do it
or men do it, if it was just doing it.
Well, soccer police have made YouTube
ads to combat marijuana usage, which,
let’s be honest, the
old people by committee
making an advertisement
or something to appeal to
the youths is never going
to really be successful.
Marijuana use has been
in the news a lot lately.
So there was a university football team,
an American football team,
and they were disbanded because
the players got in trouble
for marijuana multiple times.
In the last couple of weeks, some
gummy marijuana-laced gummies
have gone around and
made a bunch of people sick.
I don’t know if they took
too many or the actual
product was bad, we
made a bunch of people sick.
You know, soccer, 80% of
youth crime is marijuana-related.
And 80% of all marijuana arrests
are people under the age of 29.
So they’re seeing youth in marijuana.
There’s a connection there and
there’s like, we’re gonna fight it.
We’re gonna do something
that’s really effective.
We’re gonna go on YouTube and make an ad
that they’re gonna skip
as soon as they’re given
the first opportunity
’cause I literally hover
the mouse over the skip button
when I start watching a video.
I’m pretty sure kids are gonna be
way more advanced about it than I am.
I’m sure that’s where
the ad blockers come in.
YouTube’s been having a
lot of trouble with ad blockers.
The problem with the police trying to
connect to the youth is it’s not gonna work.
These old men, they’re not going to
figure out the message soon enough.
I, again, I now realize
like if I wanted to
connect to youth about
not using marijuana,
probably the best thing I
could do is get old people
to start using marijuana, then
it wouldn’t be cool anymore.
Or get young people to try to do it.
Still don’t think it
would be that effective.
I don’t have an answer for that.
They are really, really stuck on this one.
I don’t think a YouTube
ad is really gonna
have the massive
success they hope it does.
Since 2008, they started
measuring the physical strength
of students and they
have found that students’
strength at junior high
school as a record low.
So the survey started in 2008.
They did 920,000 students were surveyed.
It’s been falling since 2019.
So you know what that means.
If you wanna go bully a
junior high school student,
this would be the year to do
it because you can take ’em.
70% of workers in Japan
don’t want to be contacted
outside of work hours, which makes
me go, “Why is that number not 100%?”
‘Cause the question is, want to.
Like I might accept a call outside of work.
I might accept messages out of work.
That doesn’t mean I want
to be contacted out of work.
So the question one
should be, do you want
to question two would
be, is it acceptable?
Question three is neutral, like the
five levels would be pretty normal.
72.4% of all workers have
say they have received
messages outside of
work, which is they 8.
2% increase in previous
years and 62.2%.
And 62.2% say this causes them stress,
which I understand, and
again, it’s part of the Japanese
work culture where you have
to find a way to let them go
because, as I’ve said, a million
times now in an engineered Japan,
this is where the declining
birth rate comes from.
So our last story, this is a quick
one because it is the holiday season.
I’m actually not working.
I’m not, I just wanted
to get an episode out.
It’s already a day late,
but I just wanted to get
something out so that people, you know, I
actually noticed a lot of podcasts go dark
over the holidays, but it’s nice to have
something to listen to when you’re driving.
So you get to listen to my stupid
voice because I’m, you know what?
‘Cause I’m dedicated.
I’m dedicated to you as the lister and
who was interested in Japanese news.
And this is our last story and
it’s not a creepy creepy guy.
I’ve kind of pushed
away from that a little bit,
only because the creepy creepy guy
stories have gotten really repetitive.
They’ve not done anything
particularly creative lately.
It’s a few year old man is
at the scene of an accident.
And they didn’t say if he caused it.
That is the bit.
I actually, a bit of
information I would have liked.
A 27 year old police officer is
interviewing him about the accident.
And he says the 62 year old drunk
man says, “You headbutted me, right?”
And then headbutts the cop.
No, I’m gonna give you some advice.
If you ever come to Japan,
don’t headbutt anybody.
But absolutely don’t headbutt a cop.
Like if you’re gonna headbutt
anyone, don’t do it to a cop.
That’s actually one of
the worst people to do it to.
You should be headbutting
the junior high school girl
from the story before,
’cause she’s so weak.
She’s not gonna be able to fight back.
You’re gonna win that fight
nine times out of 10, not always.
‘Cause it wasn’t all
the kids who were weak.
And you gotta pick ’em carefully.
When he was arrested, he said,
“I had no idea the person I
had butted was a police officer.
” As if somehow that
would have made it okay.
Like if I had but someone
else, not an issue.
But headbutting a cop,
whoops, now I’m sorry,
if only he had headbutted a
president of an oil company.
Then, all would be right
with the world again.
So that’s just a very
quick episode out for today.
I don’t know if I’ll have
one available next week.
So I might be taking a
week off just because
of holidays and take
care of family and stuff.
And doing things and trying to live a life
so that I have stories
that I can then share.
I didn’t change the pain in the future.
You have hundreds of
episodes in the back catalog.
So you can go listen to Seamick Bee.
I have recently on YouTube
releasing Seamick Bee IMDB,
which is my breakdown sort of react
videos to primarily Kung Fu movies.
So if you want something to do over the
holiday, please check out Seamick Bee IMDB.
And I hope you have a really good holiday.