In this video, I explained how it works to be an actor and model in Japan in 2019. You will see that it is relatively easy to register with modelling agencies even if you don’t have any previous experience as a model or actor. Freelancers are registered with 4-5 agencies at the same time and if you have a lot of experience as a model in Japan or in the world you can be sponsored by a company if you show that you can earn more than 250 000 yen per month.
Here are some modelling agencies in Japan:
Zucca model management:
And here is a website with other modelling agencies. However, for these ones you need to have previous experience or a strong portfolio.
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everyone is mine – welcome to my YouTube channel and today we are in Japan and we are going to talk about how to pick up mobile a Japan as always let's try to put some structure in this video because otherwise you know Michael at the other side of the world doesn't want me to talk for 10 to 15 minutes which I understand so let's try to structure a bit the video so we're going to talk about how to find modeling agencies in Japan mainly in Tokyo because it's where I live what are the documents required and how to apply after second appointment by food oh by email not hard but like when you took an appointment it's more like an advice the fourth one is how is it going to be I mean I was gonna go at the agency when you go there physically and the fifth one is the rules the rules of the contract and sixth as mainly like what is the photo shoot like some agencies will do a photo shoot so they will take pictures of you at the office all sometimes they just just take the photos that you send to them and the last point is seven as when you get a job offer so we are going to talk about all this let's go so the first one on how to find a modeling agencies in Japan well it's really not that difficult just type on Google modeling agencies in Japan and that said it's no-brainer like seriously you just have to type on Google otherwise if you don't have time or whatever you can just I put in the link in the description five to ten I think probably modeling is you see its weak that you can find in Tokyo they differ from each other of course some I'll just paste fashion which it's gonna be other to to get a job from from their company because well you need the experience probably before and the owners are mainly everyone so like I said in my other videos a lot of energy like a job in Japan out to be a little you don't need to be the prettiest guy old it can be ugliest guy and you can still find a job I mean you can still find a final agency that wants to hire you or take your photos the second point as well what are the documents which are required and how to apply it so the documents required are just your bank account the Japanese bank account the second one is highly recommended is not mandatory but you need your pictures of yourself so the full body through two or three pictures maybe through the chest to top of the add two or three pictures profile pictures doesn't need to be professional you don't have to retouch them on on Photoshop for example you don't need to you just be a photo sticker by family by friends and just photos where you think you're good-looking look good that's mainly otherwise when you go physically to the agency most of them they will like ninety percent of time they will take pictures of you so no need to wait but it's better to add picture so you can see how you look with different clothes and how to apply so you can apply to two ways email or calling email easy my name is Matt my name is mature I'm a French guy I'm looking to become a model in Japan I would like to apply for agency you can get find attach my my photos however I don't have a lot of experience only the dot and that and that's pretty much it that's just a quick example like this but really not difficult and they will reply within two or three days I think otherwise you just call them you school then you just say oh I'm gonna miss Manitou would like to register to your agency and they will just take an appointment with you you can go to the agency because some of them you cannot not even sell it I think some of them they they want you to call so yeah and just be careful they don't speak Japanese as well so that well so try to accent your it on to make sure that's the right day in the right Howard hour because it something can be a bit method that's it pool number two number three number three is the appointment so you took the appointment but my advice is just more like an advice most of the modeling agencies are close to each other so for example the probably like 80 percent of them are in Shibuya Shinjuku and artichoke ooh so you can just take three or four appointment the whole day like this you don't need to come back back and forth especially if you don't leave it like in a city center so it could be just look at the address the walking distance on Google map and it's easier to take you know three or four appointment number four number four is well you go to your appointment to the agency and you will be welcomed by one of the agents most of the time they are between if I'm not wrong between one and seven agent or 105 agent and each agency and they will they will set they will search it all and and they will give you three documents the first one will be everything related to administrative documents I mean I've been shorted there will be you know your name your address your resident cards when you're all of these I expire that's pretty much it the second one will be based on your physical appearance so there will be a weight your height your measurements so there can be sure yeah themself couldn't measure your the width of your shoulder your legs your arms your forearms I think your neck your head and there's a there's a lot even going to take your weight sometimes and your height so you don't need to do a lot of things also they go to ask you if you have experience or not you can put it they're going to ask you which language you speak so it's probably easier if you speak Japanese for sure it's not I mean naturally but I think it's better if you speak Japanese so if you go to for example to a commercial shoot and you can just explain Japanese and nobody need to translate for you so which is easier and also because it's not purely just fashion industry and stuff then you have a lot of agency that recruit for people that can sing that can dance that can act so if you have any experience in that put it in the comments and the third documents it's about the rules so the fifth so the rules so the rules and differs from companies agencies to other agencies you know so it depends so I have some ear where the payment payment can be by cash or but deposits so by cash sometimes some of the companies they pay you typically like you don't need to do anything they just pay you back cash which is probably the best all they wire money to your account through your Japanese account but yeah it can take sometimes some companies that pay you after a month some companies pay you after two months so you gotta be really patient and just keep track if they do pay you or not if they don't well that's not a good sign also if you got a job offer you have two options so the first option is when you say yes but if you say yes to the job we need to be 100% sure if you have a problem or you didn't look at your schedule properly and you say no that I can't come anymore they will not not offer you any jobs afterwards there it's like no no for the Japanese so always most of the time take the option to where you're like I'm not sure I will come and try to figure out if you can come afterwards or not otherwise they will take someone else but it's probably better to take option 2 also the rules if you do change your haircut or you're beautiful the man all you need to update them updating like send pictures over time but if the picture that you sent or the picture that they took of you during the what during the the photo shoot that I will talk about afterwards then you need to look a bit similar because that's what whatever the director from my company's go-to days as his you know it's got a base is whatever is is movie on what you looked at you know during the photo shoot so that's what you need to do I think that's pretty much it always have your resonant guard don't be late that's pretty much it the payment working days schedule till you submit your photos sometimes it will be on the website or it will just be or in just after most of time it's after your first job they put your photos yeah that's pretty much it and the last part of the job if your example you're doing commercial for coca-cola then the week after or couple weeks after then you cannot do it for Pepsi you know you cannot do two commercials for two different brands otherwise you could have penalty and they can sue you so do not do it and also on social media in the contract when they offer you a contract you can sometimes I mean most forty 99% of time you cannot share it on social media before what it gets aired you know TV or if it's gonna show or if it's on a website or blog or whatever you cannot share it on social media and even sometimes after it principal the commercial actually aired on TV or whatever you can still not change so always always always ask but you have an agent coming with you more time to the to the photoshoot or to the commercials that's it for number five okay number six so number six is the photo shoot most of the agencies they will take pictures of you even if you send somebody emails or even if you have a portfolio they always take pictures of you some companies they will just ask you to stand up and they take like two pictures the full body or they just take from the chest to the ad but you don't need to do poses and stuff you just need to stand still and smile and that's it some of some of the companies they're gonna cute you will do some poses so I don't know how I guess do some poses and stuff so yeah just it seems dumb but like just have some poses in mind you know in case because it could be the guys it was a Japanese guy deficient was like well so mad do you you know best 10 or 20 poses so you need to be a bit prettier I don't know just try to move around like try to cross your arms look at your watch like this like this I don't know profile it seems kind of dumb but at least try to change it most possible put you know put on your smile your best smile and also chin down now so if you come to the photo shoot then try to be well-dressed of course like that's the bad if that's the best if you have a suit then it's probably the best ah that's pretty much it just don't be stress you have no experience it's fine it's fine like as soon as you've done your first photo shoot then the second third one will be way easier to do that's it for number six number seven what are you gonna job offer like I said you have to choose the option number one option number two if you're a hundred percent sure not hundred percent sure just don't be late they will email you or they will text you what's the what's the project about if you need some what what what things you need to dress if it's like I don't know a movie or something they probably give you something over there yeah my experience it's pretty most of them it's pretty easy you know the the I did like a photo shoot once and it was was just like take picture yourself you know it just just move around taking pictures and a second one I did the commercial which was a commercial I said to my friend she was like I don't even know there was like there was four the recruitment recommend division and I just had to to be to walk in the park and that's it the walk in the park with some Japanese and just pretend to be happy and laugh about life and that's it the the shoot lasts around 45 – 45 minutes to an hour and a half and they pay me like almost like yes 70 euros so Iran like $19 $80 in cash for just a number so it's pretty good if you have the whole day that sometimes they pay you 150 200 dollars and even if it's a bigger production then it can be almost a thousand dollars a day so it's a part-time job it will not happen every week but it's good it's gonna help if you really have experience if you speak Japanese if you have a good portfolio a good photos for sure you go to increase your chances because you have a lot of people applying for the multi-engine C's but yeah I think they need more people because 2019 would be the Rugby World Cup and those 20 algorithm in the Olympics so they need gaijin they need pointer so just just apply for these jobs and sometimes you can have extra monies money – all work in Japan or trouble in Japan I'll just have experience that's it anyway that's the end of the video if you liked it put a thumbs up let me know in the comment what you think or if you have any questions don't forget to subscribe follow me on Instagram ear and also I have a blog the news take photos with my girlfriend calm I mean the news take photo calm it with my girlfriend number 7 what are you gonna juggle fur like I said you have to choose no option number one option number two if you're 100 percent sure not hundred percent sure just don't be late they will email you or they will text you what's the what's the project about if you need some what what what things you need to dress if it's like I don't know a movie or something they probably give you something over there yeah my experience it's pretty most of them it's pretty easy you know the I did like a photo shoot once and it was was just like take picture yourself you know just just move around taking pictures and a second one I did the commercial which was a commercial city my friend she was like I don't even know there was like there was four for the recruitment recommend division and I just had to to be to walk in the park and that's it the walk in the park with some Japanese and just pretend to be happy and laugh about life and that's it the the shoot lasts around 45 – 45 minutes to an hour and a half and they pick me like almost like yes 70 euros so Iran like nineteen dollars eighty dollars in cash for just a number so it's pretty good if you have the whole day and sometimes they pay you 150 200 dollars and even if it's a bigger production than the campaign you almost a thousand dollars a day so it's a part-time job it will not happen every week but it's good it's gonna help if you really have experience if you speak Japanese if you have a good portfolio good photos for sure you go to increase your chances because you have a lot of people applying for the multi-engine C's but yeah I think they need more people because 2019 would be the Rugby World Cup and does Tony are gonna be the Olympics so they need gaijin then in foreigner so just just apply for these jobs and sometimes you can have extra money's money to all work in Japan or trouble in Japan or just life experience that's it anyway that's the end of the video if you liked it put a thumbs up let me know in the comment what you think or if you have any questions don't forget to subscribe follow me on Instagram ear and also I have a blog the news take photos with my girlfriend calm I mean the news take photo calm it with my girlfriend you write about traveling and Japan in general so if you like it just and yeah if you like if you want to watch the the previous video that I made to find a job in Japan you can just click here or the end screen and that's pretty much it I'll see you in the next video 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