Jonas Otsuji - Survivor: One World

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 20 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 24: One World (2012) - 12th place, 7th out - 1st juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 7, "The Beauty in a Merge" (Day 20).

Jonas Otsuji on social media: twitter | Instagram

Jonas Otsuji - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S24: One World 0.36 2.41 0.14 3 10 4 0.68 1.50 - - - 0.83 1.86
Career 0.36 2.41 0.14 3 10 4 0.68 1.50 - - - 0.83 1.86


Jonas Otsuji - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile


Tribal: VFB% percentile


Tribal: rVAP percentile


Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.


Jonas Otsuji - Challenge record
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Coco Connection - Ep4 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-11; 1 sit-out):

  • One World Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Free Fallin'" - Manono wins by default, as Kourtney is medevaced.
  • One World Ep. 2 RC: "DIY Knots" - Once again, Manono wins.
  • One World Ep. 2 IC: "By The Numbers" - Manono wins third straight.
  • One World Ep. 3 RC: "Shut Your Trap" - Doesn't get a chance to compete, as Manono is swept by Salani, 5-0, before his turn comes up.
  • One World Ep. 3 IC: "Ow Pairs" - Manono loses again (after Salani copies Manono's puzzle).
  • One World Ep. 4 RC: "Coco Connection" - Jonas (a.k.a. Jason) connects on one hit, but Manono loses.
  • One World Ep. 4 IC: "Puzzle Relay" - Jonas sits out, Manono wins, but they go to tribal anyway.
  • One World Ep. 5 RC: "Dear Liza" - Gets stuck on new Manono, and they lose to Salani.
  • One World Ep. 5 IC: "Basket-brawl" - Another loss for the old, slow, tiny new Manono.
  • One World Ep. 6 RC: "Coco Pops" - Another Manono loss.
  • One World Ep. 7 RC: "Sea Turtles" - part of yet another losing team (with Kim, Leif, Tarzan, Michael, Kat).


Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 67%)

  • One World Ep. 7 IC: "Roller Ball" - Out in third round (of three, 5th/12).


Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • One World: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 3
Played: 11
Win%: 0.27
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 1
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 67%
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Jonas Otsuji - Tribal Council record
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Merge Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • One World: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/4):


VAP - Votes against (10):

  • One World, Ep. 7: Ten votes, from Kim, Sabrina, Chelsea, Christina, Alicia, Tarzan, Kat, Troyzan, Jay, Michael (voted out, 10-2).


Jury votes made (1/1):

  • One World, Ep. 14: Voted for Kim Spradlin (who won easily, 7-2-0).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 3
Tribals: 4
VAP: 10
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: -
Jonas Otsuji - Pictures
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    One World intro shot
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    One World intro shot
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    Pre-game interview
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    Another pre-game interview, slightly different shot (work with us here, people)
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    Cleverly getting into a shot of Sabrina
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    Carrying stuff to camp, Day 1
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    Manono tribe, ready for the first challenge
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    (Somewhat) balanced beaming, Ep1 IC
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    Lined up for the Manono victory on By The Numbers, Ep2 IC
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    Almost visible celebrating the Ep2 IC victory, with Matt and Michael
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    Watching the Ep3 RC
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    Manono tribe, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Tarzan's defense of Colton
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    Ready to shoot, Ep4 RC
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    Taking aim
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    About to fire
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    About as visible as he was allowed to be all season, Ep5 IC
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    Cheering from the sidelines, Ep5 IC
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    Ready to shoot, Ep4 RC
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    Roller ball, Ep7 IC
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    Voted out, merge Tribal Council
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    Snuffed, Day 20 (Episode 7)
Jonas Otsuji - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • CBS "Meet Jonas" pre-game video (YouTube, removed by CBS)


Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at (3/29/12): "Castaway Interview: Jonas Otsuji"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (3/29/12): "Kiss the Cook Goodbye: An Interview with Survivor Jonas Otsuji"
  • Daniel Fienberg at (3/31/12): "Jonas Otsuji Talks Survivor: One World"
Jonas Otsuji - Bio
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From his official CBS bio page:

"Personal Claim to Fame: Making a name for myself as a Sushi Chef two years after going bankrupt and losing everything.

Inspiration in Life: My wife and children give me huge inspiration!

Hobbies: Cooking, eating, vacationing with family and surfing.

Pet Peeves: People that constantly complain.

3 Words to Describe You: Passionate, determined and motivated.

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Fabio. I'm perceived as being very care free on the outside, but on the inside I'm an intense competitor.

Reason for Being on Survivor: To prove to myself and family that I can do this and to win the prize, of course.

Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: I know how to fish, make fire, shelter and cook amazing food.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I believe I could be the final Survivor because I have a proven track record of doing what I set out to achieve. I can make fire, build shelter, cook and get along with people to win their votes."