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Conquering the Stigma | The Struggles of Being a Foreign Talent in Japan

Tapping into the entertainment industry in Japan is hard, especially if you’re not Japanese. In this video, Joey, ‘The Anime Man’ discusses how he has grappled with some of the common stigmas brought upon foreigners in the Japanese entertainment industry.

Posted: 8 months ago by Tokyo Creative Quote

Tapping into the entertainment industry in Japan is hard, especially if you’re not Japanese. In this video, Joey, ‘The Anime Man’ discusses how he has grappled with some of the common stigmas brought upon foreigners in the Japanese entertainment industry.

Posted: 8 months ago by TheAndySan Quote

Would love to do some voice acting in Japan! How hard would it be to do if your Japanese isn't at native level?

Posted: 7 months ago by Elise Quote

@Andy– you're SO on top of it! In the next couple of months, we'll be partnering up with creative professionals (like voice actors!) to show us the ropes to their industry. Stay tuned!

Posted: 7 months ago by Daniel Quote

As someone that's coming to teach English in the future (later this year hopefully) I am also looking for areas to apply my creative skills while in Japan. I am currently in university studying Illustration, I have been brushing up on my art skills for a couple years now and I'd love to make artwork for companies or even sell my own Merch. I am curious to see how I could apply those skills in Japan, will Japanese companies even hire me because of my foreign roots?

I am not sure but I am definitely going to look into it in the future.

Posted: 7 months ago by Elise Quote
by Daniel 7 months ago
As someone that's coming to teach English in the future (later this year hopefully) I am also looking for areas to apply my creative skills while in Japan. I am currently in university studying Illustration, I have been brushing up on my art skills for a couple years now and I'd love to make artwork for companies or even sell my own Merch. I am curious to see how I could apply those skills in Japan, will Japanese companies even hire me because of my foreign roots?

I am not sure but I am definitely going to look into it in the future.

Hey Daniel, sure– we'll see if we have any friends of ours who are dabbing into the illustration and creative industry in Japan and see if they're interested in helping us get a TC Learn video to you! Thanks for the suggestion!

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