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Comedian & TV Personality Bobby Judo | Japan Station 40

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On This Episode of Japan Station

On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, comedian, TV personality, and co-host of the Japan By River Cruise podcast Bobby Judo stops by to chat about the Japanese river cruise industry, iguanas, working Japan’s entertainment industry, and more.

About Bobby Judo

Bobby Judo is a stand-up comedian and TV personality based in Fukuoka Prefecture. Originally from South Florida, Bobby moved to Japan as part of the JET Program to teach English in Saga Prefecture. After building a following through his YouTube channel, Bobby began working in the Japanese entertainment industry. Aside from his regular cooking segment that airs on television in the Kyushu area, Bobby also has experiece acting, doing voice overs, and performing stand up comedy in both Japanese and English. In 2019, Bobby and comedian Ollie Horn launched Japan By River Cruise, a podcast in which they discuss Japanese current events, Japanese river cruises, and engage in soap talk.

Topics Discussed

  • The wonder of Japanese river cruises
  • The Japan By River Cruise podcast
  • The origin of the name Bobby Judo
  • The meaning of the Spanish term papichulo
  • The Morikami Museum and Gardens in Delray Beach, FLorida
  • Iguana hunting in South Florida
  • Bobby Judo’s decision to go to Japan
  • How Bobby Judo started studying Japanese
  • Life in Saga Prefecture while working as an English teacher as part of the JET Program
  • Working in Japanese restaurants and learning honorific language while on the job
  • How tricky it is to manage politeness levels in the Japanese language
  • Working in the Japanese entertainment industry as a foreigner (foreign tarento)
  • Thoughts on playing the stereotypical gaijin (foreigner) character
  • Addressing problematic usages of the term hāfu (mixed race Japanese)
  • How Bobby Judo started doing stand up comedy
  • The challenges of doing stand up comedy in Japanese
  • Tokyo Roast BattleAnd much more!

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Links, Videos, Etc.

The Japan By River Cruise podcast can be found on all the major podcast apps. Below is a list of links you can use check it out and subscribe.

Follow Bobby Judo on social media.

You can also find Bobby Judo on YouTube.

This is the video in which Bobby discusses the problematic way some Japanese people use the word hāfu (mixed race/interracial Japanese).

For more information on the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida you can visit their website via the link below.

Here’s a news report from CBS 4 in Miami, Florida from 2019 about the growing iguana population in South Florida.

If you haven’t listened to the episode of Japan Station featuring Ollie Horn (Bobby Judo’s co-host on Japan By River Cruise), then you should. Just use the link below.

To listen to the episode of Japan Station featuring Anne Crescini, use the link below.

To listen to episode 17 of the Ichimon Japan podcast, use the link below.

Special Thanks

Opening/Closing song: Oedo Controller (大江戸コントローラー) by Yunomi featuring Toriena (Used with permission from Yunomi)
To listen to more of Yunomi’s music, check out his Soundcloud page or YouTube channel.

Japan Station cover art: Provided by Erik R.

Featured image: Courtesy of Bobby Judo

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Full Show Notes


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