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The Immigration History of the United States of America

The Immigration History of the United States of America

Immigration. It’s been the defining characteristic of America since before our country even began, so it’s important to remind ourselves of our rich history…of where we all came from to create this one-of-a-kind melting pot of people that is the United States in the 21st century. The first successful colony in America was established in 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia by English settlers. But, these first europeans arrived in a land that was already home to other people. To indigenous, Native…

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15 SURPRISING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES to a Japanese in America

15 SURPRISING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES to a Japanese in America

– [Jun] Hey guys! – [Rachel] Happy new year! – [Both] We’re in America! – It’s snowing! Look at the birdies! – This is, like, the fourth or fifth time for me to come here and I’ve noticed many things that are different from my country, Japan. so this is what I´’m gonna talk about today. – Finally, it’s the “Jun’s Culture Shock” video! So since you’ve come here, what’s the most shocking thing that you’ve seen in America? –…

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The best part of winters in Japan! The Kotatsu culture!

The best part of winters in Japan! The Kotatsu culture!

Minasan konnichiwa! Chika desu. Hey guys, it’s Chika. Welcome to the Japanagos Channel! So I don’t know what the weather is like where you guys are from. but in Tokyo and in Japan in general, we’re having a pretty cold winter. and the worst things about it is that a lot of houses in Japan don’t have central heating so even when you’re inside you’re shivering. Unless, you’ve got the right heating equipment! So why do we not have central…

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Culture shock! Head size matters カルチャーショック・小顔

Culture shock! Head size matters カルチャーショック・小顔

Hey guys! Today we have an interesting subject to talk about. This is actually one of the biggest things I had a culture shock about when I first came to Japan. Was it that surprising? Yes, because I’d never heard of it before I got here! I don’t know how I didn’t know. I watched so many YouTube videos about Japan before I came here. But apparently, something that’s a really big thing here about attractiveness is the size of…

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Japanese Bike Culture

Japanese Bike Culture

Today we’re going to tell you about bike culture in Japan and I know you might think this is not interesting But honestly this really is interesting stick with us you’re gonna learn lots of cool stuff. First, let us show you ’bout our bikes. [funky music] Dope shit here, son. My ride is sweet! It’s got razzle tassels on it. What! Check this out. Look at your-yeah, man [S] They spinnin’! Hey, Ducky! [ring ring] What? You can even…

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10 Japanese Things America Needs

10 Japanese Things America Needs

There are some things about America that are awesome, and there are some things that are… And there are some things I grew up with thinking they were normal without ever realizing THAT’S NOT THE WAY MY LIFE HAD TO BE. Some of these are Japanese inventions and some of these are just things we have that America doesn’t, but all of these are things America really needs to step up their game on. #1 Restaurant call buttons Are you…

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Philosophies of Self: East-West Distinctions | Gish Jen

Philosophies of Self: East-West Distinctions | Gish Jen

In the United States generally we have a model of self where the self is kind of like an avocado, right. We have a “pit” inside of us. The pit is ourself, our essence, our identity. It is the thing to which we must above all be true. And, of course, very importantly we see that pit as unique. So that everything we do we want to show, to reflect that pit. We like that self and we want it…

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CULTURE SHOCK for JAPANESE! What shocked them when traveling ABROAD and meeting FOREIGNERS?

CULTURE SHOCK for JAPANESE! What shocked them when traveling ABROAD and meeting FOREIGNERS?

They approach you so forcefully. That force made me give in a little. There were all… just so huge. The way they look out for others is different than in Japan. Hey YouTube it’s CathyCat, many people when they come to Japan they experience a culture shock. However Japanese people get the same culture shock when they go abroad Or when they interact with foreigners who have come to Japan. This time we are gonna go and Ask Japanese what…

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