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Travelling Japan without Japanese might not be as tough as you think.
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Aqueel GAMING says:

If I come to tokyo can I meet up with u??

qwertyca says:

@Abroad maybe they meant to say "doodle" on the notebook and got confused lol

Jin Hom says:

6:00 dammit im chinese

中島淳 says:

日本語でおk

flam cutty says:

バ⭐サ⭐シ

Aleksy Limb says:

4:00 If you don't know what ticket to get, you can always get the cheapest and check-in. You can always just pay the difference after you arrive and the ticket barrier closes for you.

Asger Høyer says:

Ha ha France 😀 I would love to visit Japan, but i have been wondering whether the language barrier is a problem. Tnx for clearing that up with this video 🙂 Cheers m8

Desmond Duece says:

欢迎欢迎, kanji is my favorite xD 没问题

Kevin Liu says:

bruh the kanji characters of male and female is EXACTLY the same in chinese

Francisco Martínez Arce says:

For a minute I thought this video was going to be how would Japan be without Japanese people

kabazt says:

When I went to japan, I'd learnt to speak a few phrases but I hadn't yet learned to read hiragana or katakana(which was stupid of me, because it was really easy to learn), let alone kanji. Luckily, I left my phrasebook at home, and had to download the Google Translate app for my phone. You see, Google translate had a feature I'd never heard of, that would translate text from a picture. Thanks to this, I could read anything I could take a picture of. So I could always order what I wanted, even if there weren't any pictures. This was especially useful outside of Tokyo, where English signage became less common. I never once had a problem with reading thanks to that one feature, and I bet my experience wouldn't have been as great if I didn't have it. Seriously, get google translate!

Compassionate Crusader says:

"Spectacular disaster." 😂 😂 XD I love this channel, and as soon as he said that I hit the like!

jose oriol says:

Why getting a sim card?

Ethan Gossett says:

Videos are amazing man; keep up the good work! 👍

simpani says:

True…many French people will get frustrated/lose their patience more quickly than other people. Not every French person, but in general. I suddenly moved there when i was a little kid and i didn't know a single word. Forced into a full-French public school not knowing anything. Didn't even know what i was 'learning' each day lul. The first half year was hell. One time my teacher got so frustrated and snapped at me pretty hard that i started crying on my way out of class! I can't really blame her though, my parents should have taken me to an english-french school. Only the adults would get frustrated. The kids in class understood how i felt and were supportive.

Crimson Tiger says:

So glad GOOGLE is on top of the navigation in Japan. I use Google Maps daily and it's awesome that they have the entire country mapped out and translated.

Claude says:

A hundred yen for all the entertainment of trying to understand the Japanglish on the notebook sounds like a bargain.
Fortunately, I do speak a little Japanese because my last trip included the southern end of Nara prefecture where foreign tourists don't normally go. which is a shame.
Asuka had plenty of bilingual signs at the historic places, but i don't remember meeting anyone who spoke English. Sakurai had several people who spoke very good English and were able to direct me to the temple I was looking for. It's a gamble when you get someplace.

CycloneFox says:

5:22 That's easy: The kanji on the left which actually kinda represents a female body (女) stands for "female". And the one that looks like a field with the small of a back and a strong arm below it, because men need to be strong to work in the field (男) stands for "male".

Kanji are actually like hieroglyphs, but meant to be cut in wood, which is why they are more angled and more stylized compared to Egypt hieroglyphs. And there are some like 男 which are easy to remember if you know the primitive parts it consists of (田 <- field and 力 <- strength). You don't need to learn hundreds of Kanji, or all of the the 2000 Jōyō-Kanji, or even all of the over 50000 kanji that exist. But a couple of them is actually really easy to learn. At least to understand them. There's a common system how to write them with the stroke order, which is also not too hard and there are different ways to read them, which seems confusing at first as well.

The "couple" of them, I mentioned above are those, that even elementary school children learn. They're very commonly used as full kanji in many places or primitives of other kanji. When reading Japanese mainstream media, they're the ones where you will find no further help in hiragana (another way easier letter system in Japan) in the form of one or two tiny hiragana symbols next to the kanji. Like 日 ("sun") or 本 ("source" or "book" <- because that's also the source of knowledge) for example. (日本 <- together, they're also the sun-source or the country of the rising sun: Japan, or "Nihon").

David Poa says:

"For horse BASASHI!!!!!!"😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Yohan 974 says:

Amazing video and so funny…. except forbthe France thing of course. So inappropriate 😂

Danny Anhalt says:

Super easy, barely an inconvenience!

Kevin H says:

My experience is limited to Tokyo and surrounding areas like Kamakura, I imagine it is a lot harder in rural Japan. But I got around fine, thanks to some signs being in English, but mainly because of my phone. What a life saver. Download maps, plan routes, use google. And obviously some bits of Japanese, like where to ask for certain things, thank you etc.

This should be obvious for where ever you travel, but also learn the exchange rate, or roughly what it is. For me It was about 130jyp to 1 GBP, but I just kept it simple at 100 for £1. So bread is usually about 120jyp, milk is about the same. Thats about £2, pretty much what it is in the UK. It will help you when you're out and about so you don't get ripped off.

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