Why This Japanese Town Eats BEARS

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In Japan's northern region of Aomori, the locals regularly eat bear meat. But why's it popular and how does it taste? We travel across Aomori to try 5 dishes and uncover why it has the shortest life expectancy of any prefecture in Japan. (And no it's got nothing to do with the bears!)
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  1. Abroad in Japan
    Abroad in Japan
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    NOTIFICATION SQUAD: On our 200km journey around Aomori we ate our way through five local dishes. WHICH ONE do you want to try the most? Also, don't miss Ryotaro's absurd rap. He truly outdid himself this time. Jokes aside, it's good to be back on the road together. I always enjoy these little excursions and I hope you guys enjoy coming along the ride! (ESPECIALLY now Abroad in Japan is in 4k). Right, I'm off for a liquor breakfast.

    1. 13th Gaming Clan
      13th Gaming Clan
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      Awesome video and humor as usual.

    2. Dwayne
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      @Jonas Arnesen おそらくそうです。彼 ステーキみたいだと言ったので美味しいと思います。

    3. Jonas Arnesen
      Jonas Arnesen
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      @Dwayne 熊肉が美味しいですか。

    4. Jonas Arnesen
      Jonas Arnesen
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      Last week I studied 502 Japanese words. Is it bad for my brain?

    5. truth finder91
      truth finder91
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      Anyone seen the viral picture of "the big slut" burger? Is that a for real ad? Or someone make that up?

  2. Dan243
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    Chris have you been to Capybara Land

  3. Karan Joshi
    Karan Joshi
    4 ժամ առաջ

    "that's never a good thing usually" perfect English by an Englishman

  4. Japanese Lessons Online
    Japanese Lessons Online
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  5. Japan home cooking Lily's Kitchen
    Japan home cooking Lily's Kitchen
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  6. Ruggero Bartoli
    Ruggero Bartoli
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    One of the most beautiful videos you published so far in my opinion!

  7. justinzvarghese
    8 ժամ առաջ

    An apple pie map?!? I need a one way ticket to Japan.

  8. kazu saka
    kazu saka
    8 ժամ առաջ

    日本語字幕お願いいたします m(_ _)m

  9. Helba Lee
    Helba Lee
    9 ժամ առաջ

    Journey across Aomori - the return of the apple king

  10. Fishy Net
    Fishy Net
    9 ժամ առաջ

    Man, those bambi and kenai meat looks good!

  11. Some Weeb
    Some Weeb
    10 ժամ առաջ

    Ah yes, the 3 course Rust dinner.

  12. Lynn
    11 ժամ առաջ

    13:33 Flying Witch, anyone?

  13. Holzwurm _HD
    Holzwurm _HD
    11 ժամ առաջ

    Please visit the keyhole Toombs!

  14. z Amore
    z Amore
    12 ժամ առաջ

    Matagi chris😋

  15. Francis Charette Migneault
    Francis Charette Migneault
    12 ժամ առաջ

    So basically, Aomori is a Japanese-ish Canada. Good to know.

  16. Aseel Said
    Aseel Said
    12 ժամ առաջ

    that apple curry looks so good!

  17. Fruiitpunchsamurai
    13 ժամ առաջ

    Mista is correct

  18. 1r1shm0n1
    13 ժամ առաջ

    Apple pie.

  19. Takara Hayashi
    Takara Hayashi
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    the only time i had bear was in a can... doubt it taste the same fresh lol. Also I notice they put gelatine in their apple pies... I need to try that.

  20. Bacon
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  21. WifeBot
    17 ժամ առաջ

    I want to try that apple curry.... yum

  22. Smartfork
    20 ժամ առաջ

    The only food from Japan I wouldn't eat was horse. I can eat almost any type of food but I grew up raising horses so it would just feel weird for myself if I ate something that I saw as a friend growing up.

  23. Rhayr Harry
    Rhayr Harry
    21 ժամ առաջ

    Super super bitchy mode On. Hahaha

  24. April Rants
    April Rants
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    Ryotaro is adorable

  25. derMemory
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    Sounds like Aomori is great place to live

  26. Marseilles Vieux
    Marseilles Vieux
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    I want to try them all! 🤤

  27. shawn purcell
    shawn purcell
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    Do bears have trichinosis in Japan

  28. Plebasaurus Rekt
    Plebasaurus Rekt
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    Still think the next journey should be called ”Chris-crossing japan”

    1. dannyLEE
      2 ժամ առաջ

      @Plebasaurus Rekt actually it´s the R.Z.A-Taro

    2. Plebasaurus Rekt
      Plebasaurus Rekt
      2 ժամ առաջ

      @dannyLEE Rissotaro* ;)

    3. dannyLEE
      5 ժամ առաջ

      with rapping Ryotaro

  29. eka nanda
    eka nanda
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    Fun fact : even though Aomori people has the lowest average life expectancy in Japan, they're still way higher than the other countries have. According to the government's most recent statistics, the average life expectancy for men in the prefecture is 78.67 years, and 85.93 for women

  30. Hans TheGamer
    Hans TheGamer
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    I guess Aomori is the promise land of Exusia

  31. ash0787
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    I like how chris is actually respectful of the country whereas connor cdawgva not so much !

  32. ash0787
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    Are you at the town that has the dolphin statue ? I found that on google earth ages ago. There was also this photo taken from some sort of tower / lighthouse / mountain around there which had awesome view ( some sort of tourist spot ). Also found this video on youtube years ago of this seaside village that was really cool but its one of those things where I will never find it again, very quiet village that had a lot of old wooden objects / old stuff.

  33. M4XF8R
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  34. Siffe 333
    Siffe 333
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    Bears are super avoidable, you just have to make yourself known, for example my grandma always talks to herself loudly to avoid meeting one and she lives in a place where they sometimes leave the forest and walk around her lawn.

  35. Gusti Subagja
    Gusti Subagja
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    no kidding frut price is so ridicilous in japan or maybe is because its sub tropis country btw i live in tropis country

  36. japanese culture
    japanese culture
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    Aomori is very beautiful!!!

  37. tori bees
    tori bees
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  38. Robert
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    I would love to visit Japan but I hear they speak a different language there or some shit like that...

  39. OHM-GUO Pan
    OHM-GUO Pan
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    Thank you 😊 💓☺ 💗 💛 💖 💓 Apple 🍎 ❤ 💖 💙 💕 ♥ Cider

  40. A. Van
    A. Van
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    BIG CONGRATS, Chris!!! for reaching 2m subs...have been your fan since the first Journey Across Japan!!!

  41. Awesome Matt
    Awesome Matt
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    Did anyone else think of the Earth Queen from the "Legends of Korra" this episode?

  42. Anthony Rodriguez
    Anthony Rodriguez
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    That curry looked incredible!

  43. Aidil OP
    Aidil OP
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    Apple look to deleciuos

  44. Star Gazer
    Star Gazer
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    CHRIS, GO TO KUTCHAN it's near Sapporo...is it true? What do you think?

  45. Nathan Li
    Nathan Li
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    please expidite some dear bear boar and applie pies to canada

  46. SeeKaysee
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    Actually....I'd love to see you both go on a tour to eat all the apple pies....

  47. insurgent of the watermelon rebellion
    insurgent of the watermelon rebellion
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    honestly, the only thing i knew about aomori is that yoshie shiratori escaped from a prison there.

  48. insurgent of the watermelon rebellion
    insurgent of the watermelon rebellion
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    the old saying of mankind: _if it doesnt kill you, you can eat it_

  49. Enekyo
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    wait wasn't this the place that one cute little drummer who's an actual beast at the drums?

  50. k s
    k s
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  51. Slyder81
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    I'd be more interested in trying the Deer sashimi. That apple pie looked so good too! I'd definitely try about a dozen of the variations! :D

  52. Lars Sandgaard
    Lars Sandgaard
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    I would like to taste the curry :)

  53. Varim Kadas
    Varim Kadas
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    I subscribed today. If I am gonna keep watching your videos, I guess its time to give in. Don't go telling people I am easy though! ( I ain't that kind of guy! )

  54. Kawehi Cabuzel
    Kawehi Cabuzel
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    The 2M looks so clean

  55. Shee Vang
    Shee Vang
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    Im doing that apple pie map.

  56. Sandrine Brasseur
    Sandrine Brasseur
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    I hope your apple pie is freakin' worth it!

  57. Comical
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    "What did you pray for?" "The total destruction of Israel."

  58. Billy Butler
    Billy Butler
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    Would it be too forward to ask you to marry me?

  59. Dustin H
    Dustin H
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    Sadly I'm allergic to apples

  60. Mr. Graf
    Mr. Graf
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    idk why horse meat is so looked down upon, its literally so fuckin good. I'd for me its even better then beef

  61. Yeetus da Fetus
    Yeetus da Fetus
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  62. one reviewer
    one reviewer
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    you look like a bear lately.

  63. Gwei Totoro
    Gwei Totoro
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    Apple pie and curry sounds very good to me 🍛🥧🍎

  64. Alan Roberts
    Alan Roberts
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    Deer meat tasting like fish? should it?

  65. limeonion
    2 օր առաջ

    Ryotaro subtly reducing Chris’ life

  66. Nippon Studio
    Nippon Studio
    2 օր առաջ

    Could do with a steak and kidney pudding right now...

  67. eilrach299
    2 օր առաջ

    I want it all!! Are you going to do a visit to each prefecture in Tohoku? Could be a good series.

  68. bar10dr bar10dr
    bar10dr bar10dr
    2 օր առաջ

    Please try to be nicer to Ryotaro, his face always seems a bit sad when you unleash the full force of British humor on his gentle Japanese soul :( It's hilarious but at the same time I can't help but think that Ryotaro doesn't really like it; i might be wrong, if so I apologize.

  69. TheShadowChesireCat
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    Forget the pie and the bear, I want the cider 😍

  70. Iya
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    Chris: The deer, the boar, the bear, apples, which do you want to try? Me: EVERYTHING. Also I envisioned myself asking Denpoya-san 「りんごは一個持ってもいいですか?」

  71. Chip Skyler
    Chip Skyler
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    That is one Wildest Cook pot. God Damn.

  72. Zulik Langoba
    Zulik Langoba
    2 օր առաջ

    I just realized, that "aboard" is a pun with Chris Broad's name. A Broad, like one of the Broads in Japan.

  73. VixenXL
    2 օր առաջ

    You probably won’t see this but I have begun learning Japanese and I love your videos! Thanks for the content and inspiration!

  74. Sharang シャランガ Bhattacharya
    Sharang シャランガ Bhattacharya
    2 օր առաջ

    Hey! Chris where is the 2 Million special video?

  75. AlphaDan22
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    The title should have been ryotaro stuffs me.......... with local dishes

  76. Saunders Mitchell
    Saunders Mitchell
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    Yang milih allah like yg Mili dajal hirawkan 1:39.........m.

  77. trshxgod *
    trshxgod *
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    I want to try the wild deer from japan! I’ve had great venison in Wyoming! And elk is great too!

  78. Jinhunter Slay
    Jinhunter Slay
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    However, I learned from Shokugeki no Soma and Binging with Babish’s red dead redemption video....that bear meat is just awful and a real hassle to handle and cook (the smell, bacteria, etc) I don’t think it’s worth the bother

  79. Ink Mage
    Ink Mage
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    DEER BEAR BOAR!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  80. KittieXaBlaze
    2 օր առաջ

    I want to see that short lived tour in Aomori.

  81. stephanie kievaughan
    stephanie kievaughan
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    only 140 people attacked hells bells thats not much Let's Go out and have a Picnic

  82. LadyDerpsALot -
    LadyDerpsALot -
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    That is the most perfect but most dry-looking apple pie I've ever seen in my life.

  83. Holzwurm _HD
    Holzwurm _HD
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    We need the Ryotaro remix in your Soundboard!

  84. Aaron Ferris
    Aaron Ferris
    2 օր առաջ

    Y’all can eat me raw 🤣

  85. johana1
    2 օր առաջ

    Take a shot each time they say aomori

  86. Owen McPro
    Owen McPro
    2 օր առաջ

    i was watching the video and an ad came up surprising me and got rickrolled

  87. Ras Fari
    Ras Fari
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    Living in Canada I’ve ate a lot of bear, deer, moose, etc... but bear usually just tastes like pork but sweeter and more fatty

  88. Haze
    2 օր առաջ

    PETA's ideal version: "Why Bears eat this Japanese Town"

    1. Vaiyaktika Solar Beam
      Vaiyaktika Solar Beam
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      NOOOOO But yeah probably in their view

  89. Leslie Garcia
    Leslie Garcia
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    First and foremost, I want to try all the coffees! (#coffeeadict) Out of curiosity, I would try the hunter's plate. Is the meat gamey though?

  90. Yui Bustamante
    Yui Bustamante
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    Russian part of Japan

  91. Timer im Grinder
    Timer im Grinder
    2 օր առաջ

    i swear you look like the european kaji yuki or kaji yuki mixed with eren jäger

  92. LimePotato
    2 օր առաջ

    Does Ryotoro just insert himself into everyones lives, how is he friends with everybody, impressive.

  93. Mag nolia
    Mag nolia
    2 օր առաջ

    Love your channel!!!

    1. Bloody Propaganda Exposed!
      Bloody Propaganda Exposed!
      2 օր առաջ

      Don’t listen to Him! It’s me!

  94. yasio bolo
    yasio bolo
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    If you kill Rissotoro in Aomori, wouldn't the life expectancy go up cause as we all know Rissotoro is 400+ years

  95. zega zega
    zega zega
    3 օր առաջ

    Loved the video! It had such a calm feeling to it

    1. yasio bolo
      yasio bolo
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      I would like to try the deer sashimi the most ngl

  96. Laura Errity
    Laura Errity
    3 օր առաջ

    Hi Chris I hope you and everyone is well. Me and my partner enjoy watching your channel. I have all ways loved Japanese culture 😁. We would like to come over for our honeymoon and see friends in Japan hopefully when the covid situation gets better 😅. Our question is what food & drink can and can't you bring back from Japan to the UK??? Meny thanks stay safe 🙂. Laura E (York,UK)

  97. Simi822
    3 օր առաջ

    I member there was a old Japanese movie that I loved as a kid about a old bear hunter...it was also called Matagi

  98. Star Gazer
    Star Gazer
    3 օր առաջ

    Kutchan-cho , Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, have you been here????? Our timeshare has 3 resorts where we can stay.

  99. Sarah Liljestrand
    Sarah Liljestrand
    3 օր առաջ

    I lost it at the meat rap

  100. Steve Mann
    Steve Mann
    3 օր առաջ

    An average life expectancy of 82 is still better what is in the UK which I think is about 75 😬