If you were living in Japan, would you be interested in being a model or appearing on Japanese television? Do you meet the requirements to make the cut? Entertainment is one industry that foreigners in Japan can explore simply for the novelty of . . . being a foreigner! Listen to Matt explain his experience with fashion shoots, commercials, variety television shows, and being on the other side of the lens as a photographer himself (http://www.instagram.com/mattink919).
Also, are you considering a visit to Hokkaido and want to know the best spots for sightseeing? Do you live in Sapporo and need some ideas for a nice cafe, bar or restaurant to enjoy? Check out HokkaidoGuide.com (a tourism website that Matt is a part of) for all the information you need to learn about the food, nature, date spots, and adventures this paradise island has to offer!
- What are the requirements for being a model in Japan?
- How was Matt recruited for modeling?
- How many photo shoots and commercials has Matt done?
- What is the environment like during a modeling shoot in Japan?
- What famous Japanese comedian from Sapporo did Matt join on a variety show, and how did he find the experience of working with a famous TV personality?
- Where has Ben seen that same famous person around Sapporo?
- What are the guys’ impressions of the typical Japanese female model?
- What is a great way to ensure that you can continue getting modeling work in Japan?
- How did Matt get started in photography?
- What projects is Matt working on now?
- How long has Matt been producing content for Garreth’s website HokkaidoGuide.com?
- What are three places that Matt recommends as must-see locations in Hokkaido?
- Details on the first settlers of Hokkaido.
- The black bear population in Japan.
- What is the Sankebetsu Brown Bear Incident, upon which a movie is based?
- What food does Japan eat more than any other country?
- When did the Ezo wolf go extinct?
- What was the first Japanese manga, and what year was it created?
While not for everyone, modeling can be a great way to make some extra yen while teaching or working in Japan. Listen now to find out if you would really want to try it! Our podcasters enjoyed a lot of laughs listening to Matt’s experience, and also failed miserably when quizzed about Hokkaido and Japan. Press play to listen, and thanks for tuning into the show!
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