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RE: Becoming a model in Japan! YES, IN JAPAN!

Postby chobo2 » Fri 11.24.2006 3:29 am

I am guessing you would like to live in Japan too. Otherwise it would get costly of flying back and forth for an audition. I may be wrong but if a foreigner wants to live in Japan you have to either go to school (and get a bachelor’s degree) or go there with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Like I would like to live in Japan and I could go now under a holiday work visa since I live in Canada (some countries have this and some don’t) but first I want to get my schooling out of the way (currently working on a computer information technology diploma) then I will go for my bachelors degree since I know if I stop after my diploma, I probably will never go back and get it. Another reason is so if I like my year in Japan I can still work their after that year is up.

Like I probably would do for that year English but if I wanted to actually spend more then a couple years in Japan I would then of course try to find something in the IT field. I don’t know how hard it is for a foreigner to get a job outside of your standard ones (English teacher, translator, etc). It seems though Japanese international students who come here can get other jobs then just Japanese teacher so I bet it is possible for a foreigner in Japan to do the same.

Of course this is a long way down the road for me 4 to 5 years so I will worry more about that kind of stuff when it gets closer to the time I want to go. So for now I will work on my Japanese.

So what I guess I am trying to say you may need to get a bachelors in something to just be able to work in Japan but this will also insure that you can get a good job if you don’t make it as a model.

I wish you luck :)
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RE: Becoming a model in Japan! YES, IN JAPAN!

Postby Mike Cash » Fri 11.24.2006 5:58 am

kukkii wrote:

Anyways, Japanese look down on other Asians' beauty? That's surprising.


What's surprising is that you so grossly misinterpreted my words. I never said that or anything like it.
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RE: Becoming a model in Japan! YES, IN JAPAN!

Postby AJBryant » Fri 11.24.2006 1:40 pm

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RE: Becoming a model in Japan! YES, IN JAPAN!

Postby kukkii » Fri 11.24.2006 6:33 pm

chobo2 wrote:
I am guessing you would like to live in Japan too. Otherwise it would get costly of flying back and forth for an audition. I may be wrong but if a foreigner wants to live in Japan you have to either go to school (and get a bachelor’s degree) or go there with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Like I would like to live in Japan and I could go now under a holiday work visa since I live in Canada (some countries have this and some don’t) but first I want to get my schooling out of the way (currently working on a computer information technology diploma) then I will go for my bachelors degree since I know if I stop after my diploma, I probably will never go back and get it. Another reason is so if I like my year in Japan I can still work their after that year is up.

Like I probably would do for that year English but if I wanted to actually spend more then a couple years in Japan I would then of course try to find something in the IT field. I don’t know how hard it is for a foreigner to get a job outside of your standard ones (English teacher, translator, etc). It seems though Japanese international students who come here can get other jobs then just Japanese teacher so I bet it is possible for a foreigner in Japan to do the same.

Of course this is a long way down the road for me 4 to 5 years so I will worry more about that kind of stuff when it gets closer to the time I want to go. So for now I will work on my Japanese.

So what I guess I am trying to say you may need to get a bachelors in something to just be able to work in Japan but this will also insure that you can get a good job if you don’t make it as a model.

I wish you luck :)


Thanks! ^^''
Yeah, I've visited the site that states the requirements for living in Japan as well.
I forgot the requirements though. o__o;
I've heard it's not required to take the Holiday Work Visa, but it'll look good on your portfolio, seeing that as you've done that before.
Also, I think some areas, such as the Human Visa, requires a bachelor degree or something of that sort.
I'm not sure, but I'll look into it again after finishing typing this post, and post the link to the site if you ever need to look at it again, okay?

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Oh, that's true too!
I was visiting some ads for job, and I thought that while I work as a model to work my way up, I might be a fashion editor of a magazine, or something similar to the fashion area.
There's one thing certain though: I will never be teaching as an English teacher.
Why? I hate boring jobs like that, plus why would I want to teach the subject that I hate?
Laugh at me if I ever take that job. XD

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Hey~
Umm, what's JAVs? Never heard of that before.
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RE: Becoming a model in Japan! YES, IN JAPAN!

Postby paul_b » Fri 11.24.2006 6:47 pm

kukkii wrote:
@Matsumoto_hideto
Hey~
Umm, what's JAVs? Never heard of that before.


That would be "The other possibilities I probably shouldn't go into on a family friendly forum but you can probably guess." that I mentioned in my first post on this thread.
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RE: Becoming a model in Japan! YES, IN JAPAN!

Postby kukkii » Fri 11.24.2006 7:27 pm

Oh, right. Thanks! ^^;
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RE: Becoming a model in Japan! YES, IN JAPAN!

Postby TrilinguisT » Fri 11.24.2006 10:09 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
If you're Asian, you'd better be world-class super-hot. The Japanese, being Asians themselves, aren't automatically impressed with the beauty of every Asian woman they see. You'd have better luck peddling your wares in a predominantly white country.

On the other hand, quite a few whites flock to Japan to work as models. Sadly, some of them delude themselves into thinking that their ability to obtain work is somehow due to their inherent beauty and not to the less discerning tastes of the Japanese, many of whom think any white chick is good looking.


i know japanese are white-worshipers, but that's over the line excessive and scary .. :o
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RE: Becoming a model in Japan! YES, IN JAPAN!

Postby keatonatron » Fri 11.24.2006 11:55 pm

kukkii wrote:
Also, I think some areas, such as the Human Visa, requires a bachelor degree or something of that sort.


Every work visa requires a bachelor's degree.

I was visiting some ads for job, and I thought that while I work as a model to work my way up, I might be a fashion editor of a magazine, or something similar to the fashion area.


One thing to keep in mind is that people who get those jobs go to school for a considerable amount of time in order to be qualified. It's not a "oh she looks fashionable, let's hire her" type thing ;)

Either way, it looks like you're going to need to factor 4 years of higher education into your long-term plan.
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RE: Becoming a model in Japan! YES, IN JAPAN!

Postby Mike Cash » Sat 11.25.2006 4:38 am

keatonatron wrote:
kukkii wrote:
Also, I think some areas, such as the Human Visa, requires a bachelor degree or something of that sort.


Every work visa requires a bachelor's degree.


I believe that is not the case for certain types of work. I am under the impression that categories such as artists, models, and inter-company transfers are exempt from that.

However, that doesn't mean that one can expect to come here freelance and get a working visa as a model. Employment/sponsorship from a modelling agency or the like will be necessary. Otherwise, everybody would get around the education requirement of most working visas by simply declaring themselves freelance models.

People on spouse visas (and perhaps some on dependant visas) can work, with no educational requirements being placed on them by Immigration. I realize that was outside the scope of your comments, but I include it just for the sake of being more complete.

Either way, it looks like you're going to need to factor 4 years of higher education into your long-term plan.


Astoundingly good advice regardless of Immigration visa requirements.
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RE: Becoming a model in Japan! YES, IN JAPAN!

Postby Matsumoto_hideto » Sat 11.25.2006 10:22 pm

kukkii wrote:
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Hey~
Umm, what's JAVs? Never heard of that before.



HAHAHA! I knew that would happen.


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RE: Becoming a model in Japan! YES, IN JAPAN!

Postby Tesu » Sun 11.26.2006 2:55 am

Matsumoto_hideto wrote:
HAHAHA! I knew that would happen.


......then why post it?
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RE: Becoming a model in Japan! YES, IN JAPAN!

Postby Matsumoto_hideto » Sun 11.26.2006 3:23 am

Tesu wrote:
Matsumoto_hideto wrote:
HAHAHA! I knew that would happen.


......then why post it?

to see how many would fall for it of course.
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RE: Becoming a model in Japan! YES, IN JAPAN!

Postby Tesu » Sun 11.26.2006 3:53 am

....That's Genius.
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RE: Becoming a model in Japan! YES, IN JAPAN!

Postby aKuMu » Sun 11.26.2006 5:52 am

Matsumoto_hideto wrote:
Tesu wrote:
Matsumoto_hideto wrote:
HAHAHA! I knew that would happen.


......then why post it?

to see how many would fall for it of course.


Proud to know Japanese Porn?
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I just remembered a Show, where 2 Moderators were walking around in Tokyo and they found a Foreigner and asked him what he liked about Japan. He said JAV Idols. They laughed at him and were like きもい~
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RE: Becoming a model in Japan! YES, IN JAPAN!

Postby Mike Cash » Sun 11.26.2006 6:16 am

Who are those nondescript young ladies in your sig?
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