YouTuber continues unsettling trend of lawbreaking in Japan

nichegamer.com -- Oct 24

A nuisance YouTuber Fidias recently posted a video where he traveled across Japan "for free". How? Boarding trains without paying, hiding in bathrooms, and evading police.

Fidias is the latest in a recent trend of content creators treating Japan like it’s a playground, likely emboldened by the misguided notion their foreign citizenship will protect them from the worst consequences.

Tourists treating foreign countries with disrespect is hardly anything new, or unique to Japan. However as one of the US’s biggest allies and also the home of gaming giants like Nintendo, Capcom, Konami, and more, people are fascinated with the country.

Thanks to Japan’s relatively low crime rate and high-trust society, nuisance influencers like Fidias and Johnny Somali are able to get away with their crimes for a time. Due to the fact that Fidias’s exploits were posted in an edited video as opposed to a stream, it’s likely he managed to evade consequences. ...continue reading