Can a foreigner be a Japanese idol?
You can only be a J-Pop idol if you’re atleast half Japanese or if you have connections. Majority companies won’t bat an eye for a foreigner, they don’t care about that. You need to know fluent Japanese, they won’t train you for that. That’s something you have to learn on your own before you can become an idol.
Is it easy to become an idol in Japan?
And the good news is, it’s a lot easier than it was before. Mind you, it still takes a lot of hard work, genuine talent, and a ton of creative energy to rise to the point of super-stardom, but the doors to success are not as closed as they were back in the day.
Are there foreigners in Jpop?
Putting aside the whole “first foreign idol” thing, J-pop today features all kinds of non-Japanese performers, whether they are in bands or someone like Chris Hart.
Evidently salaries for idols in Japan start at zero and remain zero until they start making money. If you are attractive and can deal with the starting salary, becoming an idol is as easy as finding an agent and accepting jobs as the become available. Becoming a successful idol is a completely different story.
Why is gravure not illegal in Japan?
The only reason gravure is not illegal when it uses young girls is because they do not show full length naked photos. But how much of a difference is there between a swimsuit and a undergarments? Something to keep in mind from my previous article is that Japan had only just outlawed the possession of child porn.
What is a ‘gravure model?
In Japan, along with general idols, there is a more specific type of idol titled a ‘Gravure Model ( グラビアアイドル). Most of the time these idols appear in publications that are geared towards men. This includes multiple magazines, DVDs, and even books. Gravure can be considered “soft-core” porn and yet there are girls under the age
Are there any magazines that feature underdressed idols on covers?
There is not one magazine that does this, there are not two, there are not even three, there are around a half-dozen or more magazines that frequently use underdressed idols on their covers, or feature “adult” spreads. For example, off the top of my head there are: BOMB, ENTAME, UTB, BUBKA, G the Television, etc… (Galbraith).