Japanese Garden in France, by Jeremy Meets Japan! (VIDEO)

Japanese Garden in France, by Jeremy Meets Japan! (VIDEO)

Japanese Culture: A Global Creature 
Roughly, the 127 million or so Japanese people on planet earth amount to just under 2% of the human population. Given such, it is nothing short of incredible that basically any society with electricity knows exactly where sushi, karaoke, anime, manga, karate, and Sony come from.

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Jeremy Touitou: AkihabaraNews' French Connection 
Jeremy Meets Japan provides a charming French perspective on life in Tokyo and Japanese culture in general. Although the project's namesake has now returned to his hometown of Strasbourg in the east of France, he's still finding and reporting on Japanese stuff. In this edition:

"Jeremy Meets Japan, in other countries too ? I'll visit places, events or shops who are related to Japanese culture. Today, I went feeling the atmosphere of a Japanese typical plants exhibition. Wasabi, yuzu, tea…let’s take a nice breath in the botanic garden of Strasbourg!"

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We first encountered Jeremy's Tokyo-based YouTubing in early 2014, and as he progressed, we became more and more interested in and appreciative of his quirky, funny, dare we say ‘French’ perspective (yeah, we dare). Jeremy has now returned to France where he continues reporting on Japanese culture. 
In his own words:

"Jeremy is a multi-task French guy actually [formerly] based in Tokyo. While showing different cultures on his videos, he has as much fun finding the perfect epic music for them. He is also an electronic music producer, and doesn't say no to some good video games."

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