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I watched their latest video on using a Japanese toilet. Have they run out of things in Japan to create content about as though they were the first foreigners to discover it? They just looked around their house and thought, "Hm... what could we make a weekly video about?" and settled on their toilet?
I'm sure there are still tons of wonderful things in Japan someone could make videos on that haven't been shared much already, but the videos they've been making are overdone and give off the impression that they think they're super unique and special. For all the criticisms of their time in Korea, I do miss their Korea videos.
Ironically, the reason why Uganda is pushing bills like this is precisely due to "Western indoctrination". Christian missionaries from Europe went to convert many people in Africa to Christianity, and American evangelicals (and some politicians) have been going to Uganda to spread hatred of LGBT+ people and push for laws that persecute, arrest, and kill them. So Mira claiming they're not "bowing to Western indoctrination" is completely wrong. We could even make the argument that numerous societies were supportive of LGBT+ people before "Western indoctrination" in the form of Missionaries made them change positions.
I find both Martina and Simon to be equally immature, but it's not that unique to them as most J-vloggers seem to have never really grown up despite being in their '30s. I don't know if that's because of Japan or because most J-vloggers don't have (regular "adult") jobs outside of Youtube and only hang out with other Youtubers (except Interntionally Me who I think works in an office and seems more mature and down-to-earth). Martina doesn't look old to me, but I do think it is unfair that people comment more on how girls look and rarely about the men.
Norm made some videos with Dogen during his visit to Beppu, where Dogen lives. One video is titled "How to Learn Japanse | A Guide For Everyone", and unsurprisingly all the videos thus far are in English. Norm said a year ago that he would love to visit Dogen and they'd make a video just speaking Japanese (to show off his skills). Yet so far he hasn't done that. Maybe he has other videos together or Dogen might have one, but let's not hold our breaths.
Do Simon and Martina own the house they live in or are they renting it? I learned that houses in Japan depreciate in value, so if they own they would be losing money on it, no? Are houses expensive in Japan?
Does anyone know which video Micaela made where she claims she moved from Canada to Japan because she believed Canada pressures people into drinking alcohol? I watched the video a year ago, and wanted to watch it again but I can't remember which one it was.