It has been said for a while that Japanese TV shows became boring, and I have to agree with it. There are still a few interesting shows, but the most of them look similar. I think that is the biggest reason why more and more Japanese people watch YouTube channels instead of TV shows.
(*) Matsuko is a Japanese male celebrity who wears female outfits. He looks unique, but he’s very smart and kind, so he’s really popular in Japan.
So today I will introduce my favorite YouTube channels! I believe you will enjoy them even you don’t speak Japanese.
Jun lives in Japan with his wife, who is also a YouTuber. He cooks very well as a professional but he says that he is not.
He speaks English in his channel very fluently like a native speaker, but he is a Japanese and he said he learned English so hard, so I really respect him. Someday I want to be like him.
He has a website, so check it out too if you are interested. He mainly introduces recipes of Japanese dish, but you can also enjoy Japanese beautiful scenery, his cute cats, and cooking equipment.
She looks an ordinary Japanese girl and is very skinny, but she eats a lot, unbelievably. For example, she ate 5 huge steaks (5kg/11 pound) in this video… OMG!!! The total calorie is over 15,000kcal.
Sometimes competitive eating looks painful, and competitors’ face get dirty with food, but this girl doesn’t eat like that. She eats very happily and cheerfully, so her video makes us enjoy!
She doesn’t speak English in her video, but even you don’t understand Japanese, I’m pretty sure you can enjoy her video just watching her eating.
Asahi uploads lifestyle videos, such as makeup, fashion and shopping. There are many female YouTubers focus on makeup, but I like her the most, especially the way she talks. She is very beautiful, and seems smart.
Also, I always like cosmetics which she introduces.
One more… “YouTuber Kusanagi”
Kusanagi-kun is a former SMAP member, and he’s now trying to succeed as a YouTuber.
SMAP was definitely the best boys band in Japan, but the group broke up at the end of 2016. That was the most shocking news in that year, and many people were disappointed by it.
After that, three of the members left the former agency company and started activities by themselves, and this YouTube channel is one of it. It is really impressive to see that they keep trying something new.
If you want to know the real life in Japan, then you should check YouTube, not Japanese TV anymore.