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Unusual Steam Bun Found in Tokyo

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Steam buns or Nikuman are a popular winter snack in Japan.  The warm white buns with different ingredients are usually found at convenience stores.  People do not expect anything beyond the standard shape, size and color of this ubiquitous food, but Simon and Martina were delighted with a pleasant surprise - a chicken steam bun. It's not the chicken used as an ingredient that the video hosts are enchanted with, but how the bun looks like chicken as a cartoon character.

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Daunting Task of Recycling in Japan

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One thing guaranteed to overwhelm anyone from other country living in Japan is the immensely huge learning curve the person has to endure to recycle things in Japan.  If you know how to recycle everything properly in Japan, you will harness enough knowledge to write a book. Simon and Martina presents this vastly helpful video tutorial.

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Do McDonald's in your country have Filet O Shrimp?

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First-time visitors to Japan are almost always overwhelmed with the limitless selection of restaurants in each city block, but after the third day in Japan, you begin to miss good old hamburgers.  Thanks to McDonald's.  The world most famous American brand are there to welcome burger lovers from anywhere in the world, but the big arch still reminds you that your in Japan by offering food menu found only in Japan.

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Does living in Japan help losing weight?

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The video host discusses his weight gain and how he copes with his insecurity. The incredibly low 4% obesity rate in Japan weighs heavily on his psyche. Will Japanese food diet help the tuber reach his ideal self-image?

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Japanese Etiquette 101

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Each country has its own norm that people adhere to in order to avoid being judged, labeled, disapproved, or simply laughed at.  Japan is no exception.  There are things that are quite normal in other countries, but may not be so in Japan. Enjoy the comical display of how a guy from UK is educated in Japan.  Watch this video and you will be a cool foreigner who earns respect of the locals.

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