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PewDiePie reveals he’s moving to Japan

Published: 10/Oct/2019 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2019 21:00

by Calum Patterson

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YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has opened up about his plans move to Japan in a recent livestream, discussing the plans for his move.

The YouTube sensation currently lives in the UK, and has done for many years, since moving from his home nation of Sweden. In fact, he has lived in a variety of countries, but his next move is set to be Japan.

Now married to long-time partner Marzia, who quit YouTube last year, PewDiePie’s love for Japan could mean a permanent move is on the cards. The pair spent their second honeymoon in the country in October.

Instagram: itsmarziapieThe newly-weds have visited Japan frequently.
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In his livestream on DLive on October 9, Kjellberg said that they are making plans to move “early next year”, and explains that they can hopefully take their dogs and sort VISAs to stay on a more permanent basis.

However, there are some roadblocks to this plan, as he explains, regarding acquiring the VISA, due to European law, 

“We don’t know how long we’re going to stay in Japan,” PewDiePie said. “It depends on a lot of things like taxes and VISAs. Under EU law, I have to be in the UK for a certain amount of days or I’ll be taxed in another country.”

Instagram: itsmarziepiePewDiePie and Marzia have fallen in love with Japan.

He also explains that he “benefits from Brexit” because he “gets less taxes” but he doesn’t support it. “It feels so backwards, I don’t even know how we’ll work with countries, like that was the only good thing about Europe, that you can travel to other countries and live there if you wanted to.”

He also explained that, although he would love to do a house tour of their new Japanese abode, he is concerned that viewers would be able to determine his address.

He first revealed that they had bought a house in Japan in his September 30 video (timestamp at 19:07) but had not mentioned the potential move.

Their latest trip to Tokyo went well, with the exception of Marzia injuring herself after an accident with a knife, which apparently dropped and landed tip first in her toe.

She assured fans all was well though, and the newly-weds beamed about their trip on Instagram. PewDiePie did express some concerns about living there though, particularly the “conservative” culture, as he described it. Namely, Tattoos are often deemed inappropriate due to their historical ties to the Yakuza; Japanese criminal gangs.

As for the internet though, which is of course crucial in his line of work, Pewds says he believes it’s possibly better than his service in the UK, so he’s all covered on that front.

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How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo

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Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!