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Yay! So now we can talk about what we’re going to be doing in Japan for the next little while! So far, everyone’s guesses WERE FLAT OUT WRONG! We’re not doing anything Kpop related. Well, we don’t have anything SCHEDULED Kpop related, but if anything pops up, we’d love to take part in it. But that’s not the reason why we came here and will be here until the 25th.

Here’s what’s up: YouTube Japan just officially opened up their new studio! YouTube has different creator spaces around the world that are super hi-tech camera footage kinda studios, much better than what we’re used to using, to encourage YouTubers to create higher quality material. Which is cool! It’d be great if they opened one up in Seoul, but this is pretty close (well, kinda). Anyhow, we’re here to celebrate the opening of the studio, and to collaborate with some awesome YouTubers from around Asia. Woot! From what I heard, MyChonny was supposed to be here as well, but he had other things to do instead. DAMMIT CHONNY!!! Y U NO COME HERE?! Please harass him on Twitter for not coming.

Anyhow, you’ll be seeing us doing other videos with other YouTube Asia creators as well. You might see Haywong in some of the videos as well, like you saw him a bit in this one :D

So that’s the main reason why we’re here. Turns out that we’re meeting other cool people outside of the scope of this project as well. Tomorrow we’re going to be in Harajuku filming with Asobi System, if you know who they are, and we’re super excited! We’ve spoken with some other people as well and we might be doing other cool projects, too, but we won’t mention them until they’re set in stone, of course.

As for the presentation we did that I almost pooped my pants about, well, it wasn’t as big as I made it out to be. We were speaking in front of traditional Japanese media people about YouTube and how we grew from two people doing videos on their small crappy camera to having our own studio and staff. It was more of a YouTube success story kinda thing. It was weird, because of the UN automatic translation ear pieces. IT FELT SO IMPORTANT! It was easy once we were up there and talking, but beforehand it was exceptionally intimidating. Luckily, we had a good reaction from people, and they liked what we had to say. Sweet! It wasn’t us speaking to them as us pitching our material to them. Nothing like “hay guise! We’re cool! Do something for us!” It was just us telling them about how we use YouTube and why the Nasties are so important. Seriously, we mostly talked about you guise more than we talked about us, and how fortunate we are to have you watching our videos, and how we never want to take that for granted.

Yeah! In some unrelated side note stuff:

1) We’re sorry about the splash screen from our first Japanese Invites Simon/Martina video. We just thought of it as a cool sunburst that looked really pretty, but some people said that it’s reminiscent of imperial Japan, and we, since we make videos about Korea, should know that it might make Korean people feel uncomfortable because of Japan/Korea’s past. We totally didn’t think of that when we first saw it! It was more like “oooh pretty!” So, honestly, sorry if we offended anyone. We changed the first splash screen to something different. The end splash screen we did a cheap color swap, but we’ll have time to make it look nicer for the next video. AH! Sorry :(

2) We’re not sure how to categorize these videos. Are they WANKs? Not really. They’re Japan vlogs, but we don’t have a category for that set up on our page, so we’re gonna lump them under the adventure category. Sorry if there’s any confusion!

3) For you awesome Japanese Nasties, we don’t know when we’ll have a meetup. We definitely want one. We just don’t have things set in stone yet, and we don’t know where we can/should meet. Last time we met up we kinda overran a coffee shop. I think we need a bigger area this time, but we don’t know what would be good. Any ideas/suggestions? We’re gonna be bouncing back and forth between Ropponggi Hills and Akihabara, so if you have any good ideas that won’t get us lost, please let us know!

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  1. yes i love kpop but i started with jrock and visual kei so it would be awesome if you guys did stuff on it

  2. Although I got into your channel and videos from watching TD:LR vids and got more interested in Korean culture and music and stuff through that, I’ve always been a hardcore Japan fan XD (Learned to speak conversationally within a year! yeah I’m proud.) Anyways! It would be so awesome if you guys did Jpop and anime and manga too! *dies of happiness* <3

  3. John Jackson

    Why was my post removed?

  4. mangamaani

    I’ve noticed that there’s that quite annoying fly/black dot in the middle of the screen, which makes me wanna smack it! It was in the previous video too!

  5. Christina Lam

    does anyone know what the song at 6:31 is?

  6. neoncrucifixion

    Simon, toilet paper seat covers make excellent facial oil papers!!

  7. neoncrucifixion

    I didn’t have the volume up loud enough to actually hear S&M but their hand motions cracked me up. I made up their conversations.

  8. Simon you like Square Enix hgaytfghjk

  9. it’s getting harder and harder to understand you guys i.i

  10. patricia felita

    will there be kpop music monday for tomorrow?i’m really waiting for it XD

  11. omg, WHAT is that bug speck thing that appears randomly on the screen??????

  12. vip <3 blackjacks

    i would love it if you guys started doing some j-pop and anime stuff i love love love anime and i only know so much abou j-pop that are not vocaloids. maybe in the future you can do asian musik and cultural not juss korean

  13. Yes! You should definitely do something for anime!!!! :D It would be awesome ^-^

  14. I think you should launch a sister site, “eatyoursushi!”

  15. KATHyphenTUN
    KATHyphenTUN

    YAY! So excited! You guys definitely should review J-POP bands!!! (my dream!)

    By the way the anime you were watching may have been “ikkitousen”
    but like you said…. you described a lot of different animes with those words XD

    Did you guys ever consider going to a park to meet? Then you don’t have to worry about crowding stores!
    Really hope my friend is able to meet up with you!! Good luck in Japan!!

  16. naninoona

    i think you guys should REALLY take on anime and/or manga one day. i dunno about jpop or jrock though i think that’s too big of a commitment to take on unless you someday decide to move to japan and start a new adventure there and you can pour all your energy into it like you’re doing with kpop now.

    i say anime and manga now because it’s a more flexible topic to take on because you don’t have to worry about comebacks or chart updates or current issues in the kpop world etc. you can choose to review an anime after you’ve finished watching, or do a first episode impression and then do another after you’ve finished the anime, and for manga you can do them every few chapters or do volume per volume or whatever. bottom line is you can space out the time between each vid longer and so wouldn’t be as tight as for example if you’re gonna review jpop that has song releases very frequently. at least that’s my opinion anyway.

    hope you guys have fun in japan!!

  17. Jean duPreez

    The clothing-destruction game you guys liked may or may not be Senran Kagura. Glad you guys are enjoying Japan~

  18. Lazarusrising

    (Second attempt from computer) This page isn’t very smart phone friendly. Can you get around to adding one someday? How about calling these WA for Asia, WANA.

  19. John Jackson

    Simon, Martina, I love your videos. If you’re asking for our opinion, I recommend you NOT take on Japan / Anime / JPop. The reasoning is simple. You have a great brand that serves a large enough niche market. I’m sure Japan has many topics to cover, but it may be best left to another team that specializes only in all things Japanese. Did you know in the 1980’s McDonald’s experimented with serving pizza? They also tried to break into the fried chicken market. Although McDonald’s pizza and fried chicken were probably pretty tasty, the both flopped because consumers didn’t equate McDonald’s with those types of food. McDonald’s also acknowledged that they lost focus and direction at the time.

    If you do pick up Japan, the why not add Poland next? Why not then add Canada? Why not then add Vietnam? See what I mean?

    Please keep up the great work. You’re on the right path now. Don’t lose focus because a squirrel just ran by.

  20. Asobi System?! That’s awesome, especially since Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is with them, plus they put up Harajuku Kawaii vids every few days. :DDD

  21. Lesley Burt

    Was Micaela Braithwaite there too? She’s a Canadian J-vlogger who lives in Fukuoka. Her channel is here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Ciaela

  22. the movie (was it an anime, i couldn’t exactly hear) was probably categorized in the ecchi genre, the pervy, NASTY genre (PERFECT FOR YER NASTINESSES). and Martina, what animes have you watched? (i know you’ve watched Ouran Host Club for obvious reasons) :*
    proud Otaku here.

  23. I cant help it ,,,Im following Yoshi in the vid ;)

  24. That video game sounds a lot like Battle Raper, but you could battle dudes, too. But not enough clothing came off on them. ._. But that game is REALLY old now, so it was probably something a lot newer. ^^

  25. kpopfan123

    “We’re not sure how to categorize these videos… They’re Japan vlogs, but we don’t have a category for that set up on our page, so we’re gonna lump them under the adventure category for that set up on our page, so we’re gonna lump them under the adventure category. Sorry if there’s any confusion!” No confusion there! :) they belong in the “adventure” section :D

    I heard Martina coughing! Is she ok? Take care of yourselves! > . < :(

    *huggleeesss*

    ♥♥♥♥

  26. i feel bad because i left a comment on one of the jp vids and on facebook, and i don’t want to be an annoying fan, BUT I really want to make sure you guys get to see this… Can you guys please go to a cheap kaiten zushi place (the cheap kind, just a chain kind, hyaku yen ish per dish kind…)?!?! yas yas yas??=D!?!!?

  27. I wanna c a section for kdramas!

  28. builtbymachines

    I think you should do JPOP/anime/manga reviews, but only if it isn’t too much added work and stress because you guys can’t overwork yourselves TT^TT

  29. Christina Trierweiler

    I think it would be awesome to see Anime/Manga/Kdrama reviews!

  30. 코알라

    Lmao did Martina try to flip the virtual table? xD

    edit: I’m all for some kind of Japan video, so long as it doesn’t interfere with any of the Korean culture videos. They’re the reason I found out about EYK in the first place ^^ But I think you guys do so many segments already, wouldn’t adding a new one (especially one that’s not about the country you’re living in, so it’d be harder to find info) be really tiresome? Maybe if it was something you guys did every once in a while ^^

  31. glacierkn

    I would be interested in Jpop material as long as it doesn’t interfere with the Kpop MM and TLDR. I think I could live with fewer WANK’s. But I wish you guys would cover Kdramas instead of anime like many ppl are suggesting.

  32. irritablevowel
    irritablevowel

    Simon and Martina, your being in Japan now reminds me, have you guys ever seen the movie “Littlerock”. Probably not because it is super indie and a bit challenging to find sometimes (it used to stream on Netflix, but isn’t anymore. I’m sure it’s streaming somewhere.) ANYHOO, if you haven’t you should seek it out. You guys have mentioned a few times now how much you enjoyed the movie Lost in Translation, and Littlerock (it has nothing to do with Arkansas) is like Lost in Translation in reverse. It’s about a Japanese girl who doesn’t speak English who finds herself in a very small California town. For most of the movie there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to the things she does, but at the very end it all comes together and her motivation becomes clear. The trailer is on YouTube. I think it asks really interesting questions about personal identity and all of the possible paths our lives could take. Okay! Enough with the film nerdiness!

  33. Leo

    I think it would be really cool if you made videos about anime/manga and jpop !! :)
    I looove manga and anime so it’d be awesome if you guise were talking about it and I think it’s kinda sad that I don’t know any jpop musicians except akb48. I’d really like to get to know some more japanese music !

  34. Lazarusrising

    Please make a mobile page! This loads so slow and jumpy. How about a general Asia WA category
    NA! I mean WANA!

  35. PunkyPrincess92
    PunkyPrincess92

    oh my god!!! i got excited just seeing the Dragon Quest bench before Simon even started talking about it!!
    i belong on those benches and that area with my 3ds!!! T_T Japan, why are you so cool?????
    hahaha anime girls make me laugh SO much and also makes me facepalm at the same time!!!
    wow that view from the window!! i could never go close to it cos i’m SO afraid of heights and that is freakin’ scary!!
    hahaha the trainers in the traditional room!!! dunno why i found that so funny….but it was FUNNY!!

    oh my gosh anime/manga reviews!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i would LOVE those!!!
    i don’t mind if you guys did Jpop, as long as it wasn’t on Mondays!! just any other day!!
    i love Japan and loved them WAY before i even new SK existed (i was really young!!! so yeah….), but their music i never actually got into!! there are of course some songs i like and oh i love Perfume!! i think they’re awesome!!

    • naninoona

      it’s true!! i love perfume SO MUCH!!! but it’s hard for international fans to get too into japanese music scene because nothing is readily available online. i mean if you’re japanese or know how to read and write japanese then you could just search for it on japanese blogs but if you’re not… then you’re screwed basically right? it’s so hard. i used to be so into jrock and anime OSTs but after my favorite site shut down because of domain and finance issues i basically had nowhere else to go. lol.

      • PunkyPrincess92
        PunkyPrincess92

        it was one of the saddest days ever when a site i loved, that was so helpful as an international fan, shutdown…T_T

        yep so true!! i have no idea where to look!! every time i see a new jpop video out, i’m just too late!! it get’s removed!! and the ones i do see are short versions!!
        i actually have a friend who is jpop obsessed!! i have no idea how she does it….maybe i should ask her how she does!! haha!
        i’d just love to get into Jpop some more!! and then even watch variety shows with idols and stuff in like i do with SK, and know who they actually are!! i know some groups and stuff though!! mostly Johnny’s!! (i like NEWS!)
        but like i think i’d waste so much time just looking for new stuff on them and looking for eng subbed videos!! and i don’t have all that time!!

        • naninoona

          exactly! i don’t even really know any j artists aside from the really famous ones like orange range, akb48, perfume, utada, ayumi, koda and gackt. lol. that’s the extent of my knowledge. and of course w-inds and some of the johnny boys. but even then i only know the really BASIC about them. i can’t even find a FULL discography or the means to purchase them anywhere.

          it’s just sad because it seems japan is content with the way they are now and are making no moves to be more welcoming to their international audiences. sigh~

  36. Cow Kimmie

    SimonandMartina, using a risingsunflag of japan in korea would provoke a lot of controversy amonst koreans. that was used for japanese imperialist army during world war II equivalent to Nazi’s flag. i’d recommend you not to use sumnail of rising sun flag.

    • naninoona

      they already changed it. read their blogpost.

    • In their blog, posted above they stated

      Yeah! In some unrelated side note stuff:

      1) We’re sorry about the splash screen from our first Japanese Invites Simon/Martina video. We just thought of it as a cool sunburst that looked really pretty, but some people said that it’s reminiscent of imperial Japan, and we, since we make videos about Korea, should know that it might make Korean people feel uncomfortable because of Japan/Korea’s past. We totally didn’t think of that when we first saw it! It was more like “oooh pretty!” So, honestly, sorry if we offended anyone. We changed the first splash screen to something different. The end splash screen we did a cheap color swap, but we’ll have time to make it look nicer for the next video. AH! Sorry :(

    • irritablevowel
      irritablevowel

      Err..they understand that now, that’s why they changed it. It says so right there in the blog people have to scroll through to get to these comments. The first one is a purple swirly thing now, and for now they did a color swap on the last one. They plan to make something else for the last one in their next video.

  37. Eat your Ramien not Eat Your Sushi..

  38. millie102685

    Opening up a Jpop section means that kpoppers will most likely upvote all of kpop’s Japanese releases… we might not even see any Japanese artists for a long while. And excluding kpop artists won’t be fair since it’s still technically a Japanese release that’s not allowed on the kpop charts…
    Dilemmas dilemmas.

  39. I’d love it if you guys did something Japan-related, be it JPop or anime/manga but before you do that, I’d love for you guys to do stuff about Kdramas….

  40. I was hoping for a Daesung interview while in Japan. XD

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