Where’s your helmet?

Aussie travelers Andrew Johnson and Simon Adams ask random bike riding Japanese why they don’t wear helmets. The Japanese mostly respond with puzzled bemusement.



For more cultural insults, wait for the end of the video. It’s somehow reassuring to know that Americans aren’t the only ones capable of the Ugly American syndrome. From Stippy.com, a website for gaijin expats in Japan.

6 Comments

  • September 13, 2010 - 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Its good to know that the Aussie humour is still alive.

  • September 13, 2010 - 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Its good to know that the Aussie humour is still alive.

  • Anonymous
    September 13, 2010 - 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Self-righteous douchebag. Mind your own business and let people do as they please.

  • September 13, 2010 - 4:39 pm | Permalink

    I guess I have a little bit of a chip on my shoulder about that. My mother is Japanese and I grew up there, so maybe I’m a little bit sensitive.

    It’s not nearly as bad as what I saw a bus load of US Marines do once upon a time in Tokyo: “Hiroshima BOOM! Nagasaki BOOM! Ha ha ha ha ha!”

  • September 13, 2010 - 7:39 pm | Permalink

    Someone should ask him why the hell is is wearing a bicycle helmet while he is walking around on the streets. This guy doesn’t appear to anywhere near a bike.

  • September 13, 2010 - 10:09 pm | Permalink

    It is odd that is for sure. In the end i think they are just trying understand why ppl don’t wear helmets in Japan. The last comment is totally humour, very dry and hard to distinguish.

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