Japanese Journey

is creating videos about Japan, with a German accent.

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This tier will give you access to Patreon exclusive content, such as unreleased footage, behind the scenes and comments on new, as well as never released videos.
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In addition to the benefits of the Yudansha level, this video will give early access to all new videos, usually 1-2 days in advance.
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About Japanese Journey

Welcome and thank you very much for checking out the Japanese Journey Patreon page.

Japanese Journey started in the beginning of 2016 with a blog by a German guy named Johannes (me), educating people about Japan.
The first real public attention was driven by an  infographic I made. It reached the front pages of both Imgur and 9gag and was seen by hundreds of thousands of people.



However, while many people seemed to enjoy this content, it didn't drive many readers to my webpage. So I started looking for other platforms which I could use to educate about Japan and build a following.

In September 2016 I finally decided to try out YouTube and the Japanese Journey YouTube-channel was born. On September 14th, I uploaded my first video, How to survive in Japanese toilets to the platform.

The video didn't gain as much attraction as I had hoped, but remembering my previous success on Imgur, I converted parts of the videos into GIFs and  uploaded them to the platform. The post hit the front page, gaining more than 246k views. This brought the first 18 subscribers to my channel.

Since then I haven't stopped creating new, original content from and about Japan. 
To give you a taste of what my videos look like, here are two of my personal favorites:



Every now and then I create videos with lots of animations in them, like the two videos above, or the one below. These videos take from 2 to 4 weeks of full time editing to produce.



Why Patreon?

I have a couple of goals with this Patreon page:

1.
Currently, the cost of running the Japanese Journey YouTube channel is at about $200 per month. However, advertising income is only about $100 per month. Therefore, breaking even and being cost-neutral is the first goal of this page.

2.
I personally enjoy exploring Japan the most. Showing you areas I love and introducing the traditions and people living there. Traveling in Japan is not cheap however. Therefore, with every ~$500 we can achieve above breaking even, I will travel to a different place in Japan to show you aspects of the country you have never seen before.

3. Go beyond. Eventually, I want to be able to produce more content for you. Given my limited time and the enormous amount of it required to produce a Japanese Journey video (anywhere between 10 and 160 hours), I need help for that. My plan is to get support from other YouTubers, editors, camera people and otherwise creatives to eventually create better videos, more frequently.


What’s in it for you?

More content, earlier:
  • Early access: See all videos 1-2 days in advance
  • Unreleased footage, behind the scenes and comments on new, as well as never released videos: Content exclusively for you that has never been seen before by anybody else.
  • A monthly VLOG, updating you about the channel, Japan and my life: Giving you insights in what’s going on behind the scenes, what's happening in Japan and more.

Real, palpable things*:
  • Postcards: From Japan, sent to you on the 15th of every month.
  • Candy: Japanese candy.
*Transportation restrictions due to Covid 19 may apply.

This means, not only will we – you and me – together create more entertaining and educational content for thousands of people to enjoy on YouTube, but you will also be able to enjoy more personalized content, just for you (and the other Patrons).

Thank you again for checking out this page, your time and for your continued support! All the best from Japan,
Johannes
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$45.73 of $100 per month
Breaking even
Together with the income generated through ads, the Japanese Journey channel will finally be cost neutral! 
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