Japan is one of the thinnest countries in
the world. The average Japanese man has the same BMI
as the average man from Sudan. In fact, the only countries with lower male
BMIs than Japan are those with widespread poverty or famine. But the case for Japanese women is even more
shocking. The average BMI for Japanese women has been
DECREASING for the past 20 years, and there are now only 7 countries in the world where
the average female BMI is lower than Japan. Of course BMI isn’t a perfect index, but
there’s no denying that Japanese people are THIN. On the other hand, America is infamous for
its obesity epidemic, making these two countries near extremes in terms of worldwide body weight. Part of the weight differences between the
US and Japan are reflected in the ideal body image promoted by their respective media. If you’ve ever looked through a Japanese
fashion magazine, you may have seen one of these extremely disturbing weight loss ads. And while these obviously photoshopped girls
aren’t every Japanese person’s ideal, these actual ads wouldn’t exist if no one
wanted to be that skinny. And the thing is, if you switch those ideal
body weights between countries, you might find them rejected by the other country’s
media as too fat, or too thin. There are many reasons for this stark difference
in weight, and of course one of them is portion size. So just how different are the meals in the
US and Japan? We decided to test this by comparing the portion
sizes of fast food restaurants found in both countries. I don’t know how to hold all those. We just spent about $50. I really freaking hope my idea works! Otherwise this is going to be a lot of wasted
money. I was just going to compare some cups. THIS IS RACHEL AND JUN, WE’RE GONNA TAKE IT
ALL THE WAY. We built this box in America- Maybe like 13
inches is how wide I want this. There are two more graph boards. I’m going to build like a little… with walls
and stuff. ‘Cause I need the background measurements
as well… Hopefully this works. -filmed several popular fast food products
on one side, and now we just have to line the camera up to-
um, line the cam- line the ca- *MEOW* This is as good as it’s gonna get. Let’s start with the burgers. Unexpectedly, most the burgers were about
the same size in both America and Japan. And in the case of Burger King, the Japanese
side even had more calories. The biggest difference in sizes comes with
drinks, though. This large cup is about half the water I drink
in a day. It’s a little horrifying to think about
that being filled with soda. Japanese drink sizes on the other hand are…
is this a cup for babies? I can fit this entire cup in my hand. I saw this experiment once where someone poured
soda from the American large to the Japanese large and it overflowed. That’s obvious, though. Let’s see how much we can fill. So this single large American drink can fill
both the large and medium Japanese cups EASILY. If you’re surprised by this, how would you
feel to know that these Japanese fast food cups are GIGANTIC compared to normal cups
in Japanese restaurants! Japanese cup sizes are just. Plain. Small. When I eat out with my wife, we have to ask
for a pitcher of water for her because she just. Keeps. Refilling. Not again! Noooo. Let’s play a game. Do you know what size cup my parents use with
dinner? Go ahead and take a guess. You have three seconds. IT’S NONE OF THESE. THEY DON’T DRINK ANYTHING. LITERALLY NOTHING Moving on! McDonald’s fries are for the most part bigger
in Japan?? Although when you factor in the price, you’re
still getting more bang for your buck in America. Burger King’s fries are all around larger
in America, although the containers don’t do a good job of showing that. Wait a minute… why do the large Japanese
fries have more calories than the American fries, even though the total amount is less…? Could it be… are we Japanese secretly fatties… You really need to lose some weight. Or is it that the American market cares more
about the calorie count to determine how healthy a product is? Or is it just that Japan uses different ingredients? Or could it just be, America is quietly making
their burgers smaller because it lowers production costs… YEAH!!!!!!!!! BUSINESS!!!!!! Whatever the reason, the fact is Japanese
people just don’t eat out as often as Americans in the first place. Almost half of Americans eat out at least
once a week, compared to only 16% of Japanese people. On the other hand, an entire 3rd of Japan
only eats out a couple times a year, or not at all, compared to 1/5th of Americans. If that’s not clear enough, here’s the
average caloric intake in each country. The US is… no surprise, number 1, at 3,800
calories. Japan on the other hand is 81st, at 2,800
calories per day. 1,000 fewer calories. That’s the equivalent of the average American
eating an extra Big Mac, medium fries, and small fountain soda every. Single. Day. Anyway, the best diet is just not to eat any
of this at all. Instead, if you want good food COME OVER TO
MY CHANNEL JUN’S KITCHEN and I will teach you lots of delicious recipes! We released a jewelry collection! This is our Sakura collection with Motif. Each piece is sterling silver, and the flower
petals are a matte rose gold. It’s a limited collection and we actually
released it a few months ago on our vlog channel, so there aren’t many pieces left! If you’re interested, the links and more
information are in the description box!




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