About This Program
Japanese Downunder(JDU) is a Japanese radio show in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The aim of the programe is to involve as many people as possible from the wider community, reflecting the varied ethnic and cultural differences contained within our city and New Zealand.
JDU is sometimes light - hearted. Sometimes serious. But always informative.
Naoko presents interviews about New Zealand, what's on and where, and you can catch up on the Soap Opera Adventures of Aki as she navigates her way through unfamiliar kiwi culture.
JDU was created to encourage Japanese listeners to learn about and participate in Christchurch life; and for kiwis to learn a little more about Japanese culture.
It is a relaxing and entertaining way to explore cultural differences and similarities and have a laugh at ourselves.
On Air: 8pm Tuesdays (fortnightly) on PlainsFM96.9
Length of Show: 25 Mins
Hi I'm Naoko Kudo, I'm working at Plains FM, as the Operations manager, but I also make and produce a Japanese/English bilingual radio show called "Japanese Down Under".(JDU)
Recently I have also started writing for the New Zealand section of All About, a popular Japanese Web site, which has over 16 million people visiting each month.
All About New Zealand (in Japanese)
My own Web Site has been running since 2002.
2006 Smile Photo Grand Prix - Winner (around the world air ticket for two as a prize)
2008 Fresh FM Vox Radio Audio Theatre Competition - Winner
2009 New Zealand Radio Award - Best Community Access Spoken/Informational Programme in Any Language - Winner
Please share your experience in NZ or Japan with JDU. We would love to hear from you your experiences and stories, or any information on upcoming events.
Feel free to contact me by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org