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Japanese Twitch streamer reveals the problem with IRL streaming in Tokyo

Published: 7/Feb/2020 19:52

by Michael Gwilliam

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Japanese Twitch star SAKURA Senpai explained some of the issues streamers face while trying to do IRL broadcasts in Japan.

While discussing visiting a ramen restaurant for content, Senpai suggested that she didn’t think IRL streamers have a “great future” in Japan and Tokyo – especially for those who live in the country.

“I’m Japanese. For other streamers, foreigners, livestreaming people, that is okay,” she said.

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SAKURA recently hit 15,000 Twitch followers.

According to the streamer, foreigners who are visiting Japan have different expectations as tourists than people who already there and are used to obeying these unwritten streaming rules.

“Japanese people are really angry at live-streaming suddenly,” she added.

The example she gave was that if she just brought a camera into a shop, employees and patrons would be angry at her.

“Japan is like that,” the streamer sighed. She then recalled how the government in Tokyo was talking about potentially banning livestreaming in public.

While the government didn’t ban IRL broadcasts, it’s still frowned upon and a lot of places simply won’t allow it.

“Many, many places say ‘no camera’,” she revealed. “When I’m streaming outside, you guys saw that.”

As it turned out, in the past, SAKURA had been asked to leave places when attempting to broadcast. “If it’s live-streaming, it’s going to happen. But if it’s YouTube, I can ask in advance ‘can I bring my camera?’”

So, while IRL broadcasting Japan on Twitch may be difficult for many Japanese people, they’re more likely to create content specifically for YouTube or other video platforms.

It’s certainly interesting to think about how this affects content for Japanese entertainers such as SAKURA. However, as she said, for non-locals visiting the country, it seems like they’re free to livestream as they please.

So far, Senpai isn’t doing too bad for herself in 2020 having just passed the 15,000 follower mark on Twitch. Hopefully for her, the rest of the year can maintain this growth – even without IRL streams.

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Logan Paul’s custom car collection has to be seen to be believed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 12:35

by Kieran Bicknell

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Logan Paul has risen to fame as one of the most prominent YouTubers and online personalities of the 21st Century. His success brings financial rewards, and his growing exotic car collection reflects this. 

YouTuber and online personality Logan Paul is no stranger to the spotlight. Along with his brother Jake Paul, he is now one of the best-known content creators on the planet.

While not all of his news features are for the right reason, his success is undeniable with 22 million + followers. His car collection reflects this, and contains some very unusual and unique vehicles.

 

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IT’S FINISHED!!! Three months of customization and “The Cool Bus” is finally complete 😈 We turned a regular, boring school bus into the most ridiculously obnoxious and savage content machine in the United States. It’s not a head turner – it’s a god damn neck breaker… AND IT BANGS, @WestCoastCustoms y’all killed it 🔥🔥🔥 FEATURES: Smart glass (automatic window tint), 30 interior speakers, electric winch, color changing LED lights, toilet, microwave, kitchen, hammock on the inside, 50 inch flatscreen with Apple TV & wifi, two @Lovesac beanbags, air conditioning, an intercom system and a bunch of other dope stuff 😂🙌🏼 (p.s. swipe over and check out the tires, always plug, Merch link in bio YEET)

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Logan Paul’s car collection

One of the best-known vehicles in Logan’s collection is his Mercedes G-Class G500 4×4 squared. While that may be a mouthful of a name, it is an undeniably impressive bit of kit.

Despite being dramatically styled from the factory, Logan took his 4×4 squared one step further and sent it to RDB LA for a number of personal customizations. Dubbed ‘The Yeti’ once completed, the imposing jeep was fitted with a massive snowplow – the first in the world to receive such treatment.

Alongside his ‘Yeti’ Logan also has another standout custom vehicle – the ‘Cool Bus’. A fully customized and kitted-out ex-school bus, this isn’t a regular vehicle for Logan but is instead used a way of promoting his merch.

Featuring a custom teal blue wrap, pumped-up sound system, heavy-duty front winch, and custom exhaust system, the Cool Bus is a serious piece of marketing kit.

Logan Paul Polaris Slingshot
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His Polaris slingshot is one of his less practical vehicles.

Logan Paul exotic cars

While Logan isn’t one to splash out on expensive supercars in the same way his brother Jake does, he still has some interesting performance cars.

His Dodge Challenger is a V8-engined American ‘muscle car’ that is designed for all-out straight-line speed. While not extensively customized in the way his ‘Cool Bus’ is, Logan appears to wrap it to match his latest merch line designs and uses it as another way of promoting his range.

As well as the Challenger, which was given away to one lucky subscriber earlier this year, Logan also has a Polaris Slingshot for a ‘fun’ car. Purchased as a gift to himself on his birthday, it is likely to just be used as a casual car for fun rather than any serious motoring.

While he may not have the biggest collection in the world, Logan has more unique ways of showing his wealth, such as spending $200k on Pokemon cards. Either way, it is still a very unique collection of vehicles for the YouTube star.