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YouTuber Fidias Panayiotou apologises for controversial Japan video

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Popular YouTuber Fidias Panayiotou has issued an apology after his video titled “I Travelled Across Japan For Free” stirred controversy and anger among locals.

The video, which showcased his attempts to evade train fares and skip paying a five-star hotel breakfast bill, garnered nearly half a million views.

Some outraged viewers took to social media, calling for his arrest, while rail authorities are contemplating potential legal actions against him.

In Japan, good manners and respect for societal norms are highly valued, making pranks or actions perceived as disrespectful strongly frowned upon.

Saying sorry

On Tuesday, the Cypriot YouTuber expressed his remorse, saying, “Hello beautiful people, I apologize to the Japanese people if we made them feel bad; that was not our goal,” as his video went viral over the weekend.

Fidias Panayiotou identifies himself as a “professional mistake maker” on his YouTube channel, which boasts 2.4 million subscribers. The controversial Japan video featured three others and was part of a $10,000 (£8,216) challenge.

In one instance, the video shows him hiding in a bullet train restroom and pretending to be unwell when confronted by a conductor. He then flees to board another train and repeats the stunt.

Mr. Panayiotou also solicits bus fare from a stranger but falls short by 80 yen (£0.44; $0.53). The bus driver locks him in the vehicle and transports him to a police station, where he is detained for five hours before being released.

Later in the video, he impersonates a hotel guest to enjoy a complimentary breakfast. While addressing the camera, he boasts, “And we’re leaving the hotel without getting caught and without any problem.”

The exact date of the video’s filming and whether Mr. Panayiotou and his companions are still in Japan remain unclear.

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Nintendo’s live presentation sets the stage to end the financial year with a bang

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PlayStation 5 has received a fresh Discord update, enhancing your social gaming experience. Connect with friends, join voice chats, and stay in the loop directly from your console.

Prepare for a thrilling showcase packed with game reveals, exclusive trailers, and updates on your favourite Nintendo franchises.

Whether you’re a fan of Mario, Zelda, or new indie titles, this Direct promises to deliver something for everyone. Mark your calendars and get ready for a gaming extravaganza!

Emily Leaney joins to discuss the latest.

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U.S. advocates for tobacco-style warning labels on social media platforms

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In an attempt to safeguard adolescent mental health, the U.S. Surgeon General has advocated for the implementation of warning labels on social media platforms.

On this episode of Ticker Hot Shots – U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy looks to implement warnings on social media platforms, Adobe get sued over hidden payments, a micro-EV slots into the urban market and the Pope attends G7 to warn over the use of AI.

Ticker’s Mike Loder and Veronica Dudo discuss. #featured #trending

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China & Australia are working to strengthen ties amid panda and wine diplomacy

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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Chinese Premier Li Li Qiang engaged in discussions concerning trade relations and human rights during a recent diplomatic meeting.

The talks aimed to address key issues affecting the economic and political relationship between the two nations.

Albanese emphasised the importance of maintaining a constructive dialogue despite recent tensions, highlighting Australia’s commitment to fostering mutually beneficial trade partnerships with China.

Professor Tim Harcourt from UTS joins to discuss. #featured #trending #global view

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