Chris Broad
Chris Broad

Chris Broad

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Bristol, England
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Bristol, England

Chris Broad is an English-born, Japan-based filmmaker. Chris Broad is famous as ‘Abroad in Japan’ sharing content related to his lifestyle in Japan.

Who is Chris Broad?

Chris Broad was born on 21st April 1990 and is currently 30 years old. His zodiac sign is Taurus. Likewise, Chris was born in Bristol, England, and holds English citizenship. Similarly, he belongs to the Caucasian group and follows Christianity. Chris has preferred to keep his personal life away from professional life. Likewise, he has not given any information about his family members in the media. Moreover, he has kept his personal life private.

Likewise, there is no information regarding his childhood and other personal preference. Furthermore, about his educational background, Chris graduated from the University of Kent.

Professional life

Chris moved to Japan in August 2012 as an English teacher on the JET Program. Initially, he applied to the JET program and lived in Kobe and Kyoto prefecture as he did not know much about Japan. Followed by this, he moved to Yamagata prefecture. After that, he moved to Sendai, Miyagi prefecture. Currently, he lives in Tohoku, Japan.


Likewise, Chris joined Youtube since 7th April 2012. He made the channel ‘Abroad in Japan’ in which he shares content related to his lifestyle and work while living in Japan. Additionally, he has also been featured in print and television outlets encouraging people to learn Japanese. Chris along with Youtuber ‘Sharla in Japan’ is both non-Japanese Youtubers living in Japan. Currently, he has over 1.63 million subscribers on his channel.

Likewise, Chris posted his first video ‘MY JAPANESE APARTMENT AND ARRIVING IN JAPAN’ on 14th August 2012. In this video, he has shared about the place and the accommodation he is living in. Followed by this he uploaded another video ‘LIVING IN JAPAN: CULTURAL SHOCK!’ on 2nd October 2012. Likewise, his initial videos he posted were mainly guideline videos for people visiting Japan for the first time. He uploaded videos like, ‘DRIVING IN JAPAN: BEGINNERS GUIDE’, ‘ROBOT RESTAURANT, SHINJUKU, TOKYO’, ‘HOW TO LEARN JAPANESE KANJI THE FUN WAY (HEISIG)’, and ‘JAPANESE: 3 ESSENTIAL PHRASES YOU SHOULD KNOW!’.

Likewise, as of now, Chris has uploaded over 187 videos on his channel having over 199 million views on it. Similarly, his most viewed video is ’12 THINGS NOT TO DO IN JAPAN’ which has over 14 million views on it. Likewise, his other popular videos are, ‘JAPAN’S BIGGEST GAMING OBSESSION EXPLAINED’, ‘HOW EXPENSIVE IS IT TO TRAVEL JAPAN? |BUDGET TRAVEL TIPS’, and ‘STAYING AT A TOKYO CAPSULE HOTEL’. This video has over 5 million views on the video. Moreover, his videos are often traveling vlogs of visiting various locations of Japan along with his friends Natsuki and Ryotaro. Likewise, in 2017 he gave a TEDx talk at Tohoku University. Moreover, he also started a podcast on Radio Stakhanov in 2018.

Chris Broad

Caption: Chris with his friends Natsuki and Ryotaro. Source: Instagram

Other work

Broad presents a weekly Abroad in Japan series of podcasts on Radio Stakhanov about Japanese culture, current events, and cuisine together with Pete Donaldson. Some recurring topics of the podcast series are the Coolish, Lotte soft serve, and a pizza vending machine that was once operating in Hiroshima. The duo even talks about Japan-related stories and questions asked by their audience by email in a segment they call the “Fax Machine” as a jest towards the obsolete method of communication that is still generally used in many Japanese workplaces.

He also spoke at a TEDx conference at Tohoku University where he talked about the power of YouTube and encouraged the audience to share their experiences with the world through the platform. In 2017, he became the host of a documentary about cats in Japanese culture called Cat Nation (despite being allergic to cats). During this, he traveled throughout Japan to document the cat-centered activities or places, such as visiting the Wakayama Electric Railway where a cat named Tama grew a tourist attraction after it became the station master of Kishi Station.

Net worth

Regarding his net worth, Chris has a primary source of income through his Youtube channel. Likewise, his net worth is around $500,000. However, there is no information regarding his asset value.

Relationship status

Chris is straight and single. Moreover, he has kept his private life away from professional life and there is no information regarding his romantic relationship. Likewise, he has kept himself far from any sort of controversies.

Body measurements and Social Media

Regarding his body measurement, there is no information regarding his height, weight, and vital stats. However, looking at his physical appearance, Chris has fair skin with a pair of hazel brown eyes and light brown hair color.

Chris Broad

Caption: Chris posing for a picture. Source: Instagram

Reflecting upon his social media presence, Chris is active on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter beside his Youtube channel. His Instagram handle is @abroadinjapan and has over 139k followers in it. Likewise, he joined Twitter in August 2013 and has over 101.2k followers in his @abroadInJapan account. Similarly, his Facebook account is @abroadinjapan and has over 60k followers in it. Moreover, Chris has his own website in which he shares information regarding Japan.