Someone asked me on ask.fm, “Do you think it’s hard for non-Japanese to become an idol in Japan?”
Here’s my answer:
Hard is a subjective word. If it’s something you’re passionate for and determined it’s very attainable. However if you’re just doing it as a hobby the work may not be worth it for you(which is okay)
Basically the biggest triumphs are learning Japanese to the point you can do business for yourself, and getting a viable visa.
There’s different types of entertainment visas/visas that allow this work as part time. So it’s very possible but companies won’t want to sponsor an entertainment visa unless they’re 100% sure you can bring in revenue for them. If you have a substantial net following, it’s very possible to get an entertainment visa but for us who aren’t at that level yet I would suggest other legal methods to do this kind of work.
Learning Japanese on at least a N3 JLPT level is suggested.
Getting a jimusho to represent you isn’t too hard if you’re in Japan. But you want a powerful Jimusho right? You have to brand yourself and be marketable, and knowing the language comes in.
I was lucky enough to have a strong support system(my parents) and working with associates who have bilingual support. I haven’t debut officially yet as an idol so I can’t say but this is all from research /observations.
Most idols start off part time unless they are supported by a very very major debut. So don’t count on it to pay the bills at first.
It’s not impossible if you make a way for yourself. I don’t believe anything is impossible.
Anonymous said: I love how you dress ; 3; do you have any tips for making my outfits cute like yours? I wanna start freshman year off the cutest way possible!!
Hello Dollie ♡
Thanks for your question! I still remember starting highschool looking for cute outfits and my parents took me to NYC for a new wardrobe >quantity! It’s better having very very cute staple clothing items than a ton of clothes you don’t really like.
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