Informative video condenses everything about Japan into 16 minutes of pure gold

By Koh Ruide, SoraNews24

Plenty of videos offer glimpses into Japan’s beautiful scenery or vibrant culture, with some even letting viewers take a cool virtual 360-degree tour around popular sightseeing spots.

But for those who want more than just tourism, and crave history or insights, those videos are harder to come by.

But one YouTube channel, Geography Now, does an excellent job. They create videos that provide in-depth information on different countries without turning into hour-long encyclopedias. They’ve even created one about Japan, discussing almost everything under the sun from religion to society.

▼ We wish this sixteen-minute video could be longer.

The host, Paul “Barby” Barbato, talks at a rapid pace to keep the production as short as possible, so we recommend turning on captions so viewers can catch the location names and Japanese terminology being thrown around.

▼ Barby covers some lesser-known geographical facts that are quite enlightening, like Okinotorishima here.

Photo: YouTube/Geography Now

▼ He even goes into a brief lesson on indigenous ethnic groups in Japan…


▼ …the important people throughout Japanese history…


▼ …and diplomatic relations between countries.


Kudos to the channel for creating a fantastic video introducing Japan to the world. Regardless of whether you have yet to step foot in the country or are already actively living here, there’s bound to be some interesting facts in there for everyone.

Source: YouTube/Geography Now via Japaaan Magazine

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Dunno about you guys but I totally learnt something useful watching this video.

Good post JT

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"The Greater Tokyo Kanto Region"? "The Greater Tokyo Region including Kanto"? And Yokohama not mentioned among the big 3 cities? Interesting but flawed in places.

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Japan rocks!

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Wow Barby, loved it! We've lived in Japan since 1981, Showa 56, and know the good, bad, and ugly about Japan and still LOVE Japan!! Food. Oh me, best food in the whole wide world (the www). We buy natto with our own money. Just don't give me shiokara.

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