Japan By River Cruise

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Summary

Chicago based stand-up comedian Saku Yanagawa talks performing comedy in a country on the verge of civil war, and why some Japanese people think Trump is good for them.

Show Notes

Chicago based stand-up comedian Saku Yanagawa talks performing comedy in a country on the verge of civil war, and why some Japanese people think Trump is good for them.

Ollie recommends a cruise that we only used because it was factory installed.
 
Bobby hits the rivers of Hokkaido and catches fall foliage fever. It's a low-grade one that lasts for longer than three days.

Topics discussed on this episode range from:
  • An important tip about how you can avoid one of the major causes of seasonal depression, brought to you by Starbucks
  • The tip is brought to you by Starbucks, not the depression
  • Saku and Ollie's experiences working together at the Edinburgh Fringe
  • How the student has become the teacher
  • What it's like performing as a Japanese comedian in the US
  • Saku's work with Dave Spector
  • The interesting record Saku holds for being the FIRST to do something on a Japanese morning show
  • Saku's brilliant self branding, which frankly, we all could learn from (or just straight up copy)
  • Saku's personal experience with corona heckling, racism, and trump supporters
  • How the Japanese news portrays Trump and Trumpism, and how that portrayal has evolved
  • Wild speculation about WHY Japan news media has handled Trump the way that they have
  • The issues that some Japanese people feel like Trump has their back on

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What is Japan By River Cruise?

Stand-up comedians Bobby Judo and Ollie Horn purport to report on the Japanese river cruise industry each week.