Abroad in Japan is creating Original, sarcastic videos about Japan
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Abroad in Japan is one of the largest foreign run Youtube channels in Japan, with over 550,000 subscribers and viewed by over 60 million people.

It started out as a YouTube channel in 2012 by a sarcastic British guy, called Chris Broad, who moved to Japan to work as a 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.

Over the years many of the videos have gone viral, and featured prominently in the global media (below).

        



The aim of the channel is to capture the sense of adventure and excitement of living in a country as beautiful and unique as Japan - in high definition video.

The videos try to make Japan accessible to everyone; whether that's helping viewers learn Japanese, giving advice to travellers visiting the country or folks looking to move to Japan. There's also plenty of videos for those simply curious about the more bizarre and unique aspects of Japanese culture.

   

Each video usually takes between 4 - 5 days to produce, often taking the form of a mini-documentary as opposed to a traditional vlog. This enables us to give viewers informative and entertaining videos to look forward to every week.


We'd love to grow the channel; more videos, more regularly.
People are demanding more videos and we really want to create more. However, YouTube ad-revenue isn't sufficient to grow the channel and given its volatility, it makes planning and producing videos difficult.

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 integrity and sarcastic identity.

Supporters are also rewarded with extra content, including:
  • Ask Abroad Live:  A monthly live Q&A show answering your questions
  • Abroad in Japan Vlog: - A weekly vlog through the Patreon feed keeping you informed on the channel, and with articles about life in Japan, travel and working in Japan
  • View behind the scenes photos and videos and hear about upcoming projects first and enjoy exclusive clips and content 'unsuitable' for the channel
So not only are you helping to grow something you enjoy, but getting extra educational content in return as well.

And if the channel becomes a powerful global media empire, we'll build you a club house in Tokyo, in which you can come and sit and enjoy premium reasonably priced coffee and 80's music.
Many thanks for your help and support!
Chris, Natsuki, Ryotaro and the secret helpers behind the scenes 
Rewards
Like a Magic
$1 or more per month
You're amazing! You're officially helping Abroad in Japan create the original, informative, sarcastic content from Japan that you deserve!
If you're an ad blocker user (which means no YouTube ad-revenue for Abroad in Japan) consider your sins absolved!
Exceed the Sky of Time
$2 or more per month
You're amazing! You're officially helping Abroad in Japan produce the original, informative, sarcastic content from Japan that you deserve!
See life behind the scenes with the Exclusive weekly vlog series!


Includes
  • ACCESS to PATREON ONLY Feed!
  • BEHIND the SCENES Photos & Videos!
  • EXCLUSIVE Abroad in Japan WEEKLY VLOG!
All Clear Mission
$5 or more per month
Join me for a monthly livestream Q&A, discussing the month's events and answering all your questions!

Learning Japanese?
Visiting Japan?
Moving to Japan?
Teaching?
YouTube?
Fire away! I'm here to help.  

The date of the Live Show will be announced at least 5-7 days beforehand.

Includes
  • ACCESS to PATREON ONLY Feed!
  • BEHIND the SCENES Photos & Videos!
  • EXCLUSIVE Abroad in Japan WEEKLY VLOG!
  • EXCLUSIVE Monthly Q&A
Ask Abroad Genie
$20 or more per month (sold out!)
 
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. 

Request away and it'll be yours.

You'll also receive the many rewards listed above.

***Limited***

Goals
100% complete

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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Abroad in Japan is one of the largest foreign run Youtube channels in Japan, with over 550,000 subscribers and viewed by over 60 million people.

It started out as a YouTube channel in 2012 by a sarcastic British guy, called Chris Broad, who moved to Japan to work as a 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.

Over the years many of the videos have gone viral, and featured prominently in the global media (below).

        



The aim of the channel is to capture the sense of adventure and excitement of living in a country as beautiful and unique as Japan - in high definition video.

The videos try to make Japan accessible to everyone; whether that's helping viewers learn Japanese, giving advice to travellers visiting the country or folks looking to move to Japan. There's also plenty of videos for those simply curious about the more bizarre and unique aspects of Japanese culture.

   

Each video usually takes between 4 - 5 days to produce, often taking the form of a mini-documentary as opposed to a traditional vlog. This enables us to give viewers informative and entertaining videos to look forward to every week.


We'd love to grow the channel; more videos, more regularly.
People are demanding more videos and we really want to create more. However, YouTube ad-revenue isn't sufficient to grow the channel and given its volatility, it makes planning and producing videos difficult.

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 integrity and sarcastic identity.

Supporters are also rewarded with extra content, including:
  • Ask Abroad Live:  A monthly live Q&A show answering your questions
  • Abroad in Japan Vlog: - A weekly vlog through the Patreon feed keeping you informed on the channel, and with articles about life in Japan, travel and working in Japan
  • View behind the scenes photos and videos and hear about upcoming projects first and enjoy exclusive clips and content 'unsuitable' for the channel
So not only are you helping to grow something you enjoy, but getting extra educational content in return as well.

And if the channel becomes a powerful global media empire, we'll build you a club house in Tokyo, in which you can come and sit and enjoy premium reasonably priced coffee and 80's music.
Many thanks for your help and support!
Chris, Natsuki, Ryotaro and the secret helpers behind the scenes 

Recent posts by Abroad in Japan

Rewards
Like a Magic
$1 or more per month
You're amazing! You're officially helping Abroad in Japan create the original, informative, sarcastic content from Japan that you deserve!
If you're an ad blocker user (which means no YouTube ad-revenue for Abroad in Japan) consider your sins absolved!
Exceed the Sky of Time
$2 or more per month
You're amazing! You're officially helping Abroad in Japan produce the original, informative, sarcastic content from Japan that you deserve!
See life behind the scenes with the Exclusive weekly vlog series!


Includes
  • ACCESS to PATREON ONLY Feed!
  • BEHIND the SCENES Photos & Videos!
  • EXCLUSIVE Abroad in Japan WEEKLY VLOG!
All Clear Mission
$5 or more per month
Join me for a monthly livestream Q&A, discussing the month's events and answering all your questions!

Learning Japanese?
Visiting Japan?
Moving to Japan?
Teaching?
YouTube?
Fire away! I'm here to help.  

The date of the Live Show will be announced at least 5-7 days beforehand.

Includes
  • ACCESS to PATREON ONLY Feed!
  • BEHIND the SCENES Photos & Videos!
  • EXCLUSIVE Abroad in Japan WEEKLY VLOG!
  • EXCLUSIVE Monthly Q&A
Ask Abroad Genie
$20 or more per month (sold out!)
 
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. 

Request away and it'll be yours.

You'll also receive the many rewards listed above.

***Limited***