Abroad in Japan

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You'll immediately received access to over 50+ Patreon EXCLUSIVE Videos, including uncensored episodes and behind the scenes content.  

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  • How I Learned Japanese (Documentary)
  • Journey Across Japan: Making Of Series + Outtakes & Bloopers
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Join me for monthly livestream Q&A, where I'll answer your questions over a coffee, reveal Abroad in Japan news early and give my honest thoughts and opinions on life in Japan, news and current events. 

Learning Japanese?
Visiting Japan?
Moving to Japan?
Fire away with your questions! I'm here to help.  

The date of the Live Show is announced during the week before.

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EVERY MONTH for as long as you hold this reward, you'll receive a one minute video clip (at least one minute) answering your question, or showing you anything you want to see in Japan. 

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About Abroad in Japan

Abroad in Japan is one of the largest foreign run Youtube channels in Japan, with over 2m subscribers and watched by over 250 million viewers.

The YouTube channel was kicked off in 2012 by sarcastic British ex-pat, Chris Broad, who moved to Japan to work as an English teacher. Wanting to share the experience of life in Japan with the world and put his dying hobby of filmmaking to good use, he started making monthly videos.

Today the Abroad in Japan channel has produced over 200 videos and 100 Podcast episodes with many of the videos going viral and featuring in mainstream media.

Every video is unique, covering topics as diverse as Travel, Food, Language Learning and Cultural Oddities.
We want to make Japan accessible to everyone; whether that's helping viewers learn Japanese, giving advice to first-time travellers visiting the country or folks looking to move here to live and work. 
Each video usually takes a week produce, often taking the form of a mini-documentary. They're typically scripted, filmed and edited, and the end result are videos that are closer to being a poorly run TV show, as opposed to a traditional Youtube vlog. 
We'd love to grow the channel long-term; more videos, more regularly.

Due to the quality-over-quantity production process we've adopted, YouTube ad-revenue alone has never been sufficient to grow the channel.

Worst of all, Youtube itself is fantastically volatile. In the past we've had entire videos and documentaries suddenly demonetised without reason, losing the very income we need to keep producing original content.

Crowd-funding allows us to be funded by you guys - the awesome people who regularly watch and enjoy the videos - enabling the channel to maintain its creative approach and undeniably sarcastic persona.

Supporters are also rewarded with extra content, including:
  • Ask Abroad Live:  A monthly live Q&A show answering your questions
  • Behind the Scenes Exclusive Videos: There are currentlyover 50+ Patreon exclusive videos showing behind the scenes (and new videos every month). From language learning tips and hidden places to travel, to sneak peeks of upcoming videos, you'll always be the first to discover what's coming next on Abroad in Japan.
So NOT ONLY are you helping us grow the Abroad in Japan channel and create original content, but you're getting EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes content in return as well.

And who knows, if the channel ends up becoming a powerful global media empire, we'll build you a club house in Tokyo, in which you can come and enjoy premium reasonably priced beer and 80's music.
Many thanks for your help and support!
Chris, Natsuki, Ryotaro and the secret helpers behind the scenes 
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To celebrate this level we'll make the ultimate series of videos dedicated to showing you Tokyo - where to go, what to do, the hidden spots, the food and the atmosphere. By the end of this series, you'll be a Tokyo expert!

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