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.


  1. 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!”

  2. 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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