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How do you know about Japanese models may i ask you am asking

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How do you know about Japanese models may i ask you am asking a few experts to get as much help as possible?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Entertainment
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XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Me, personally?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

or know how to find the agent?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

There are several modelling agencies that specialize in Asian Models.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Here is one of the most popular:

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Asian Runway

Customer:

So you don't know of direct contact for them their agent?

Customer:

sorry i mean you don't know how to contact the models agent?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Yes

Customer:

How?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

+44 20 30 86 86 85

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

This agency is in London.

Customer:

does a model agent mean their manager?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Yes, it does.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Each agency contracts models

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Usually they are the exclusive agent of a given model.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

So it is wise to check more than one agency.

Customer:

oh i see so i was told the models agent you mean the company they work for?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

At the agency, they will have a designated "agent" or "manager".

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

They manage them - they don't really employ them.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

So if you needed to employ a model, you would contact them and you can choose from models that they represent.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

So the business part of it is handled by the agent.

Customer:

how would i be friends with a model i have 2 models i want to contact not sure if you can help me?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Are these models you have already selected?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

If so, do you have their names?

Customer:

yes i selected them

Customer:

let me get their names now

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

ok

Customer:

http://www.facebook.com/katie.yamamoto.31?fref=ts

Customer:

that's one

Customer:

if you can work on that one would be good?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I can tell you who her agent is

Customer:

i want to know where her agent or who her agent is because i want to build relationships with her and maybe date her?

Customer:

ok

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

If that would be helpful.

Customer:

yes please my friend

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Sure.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

The agent is actually in Japan, based in Tokyo. So I will give you that phone number, and also a way to contact the agent online if you want to do that.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

The agent phone number is XXXXX

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

You can also fill in this form if you want them to contact you: Model Agent Contact Request

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I don't personally know the model, so the rest is up to you, but this will get you in contact.

Customer:

I sent a message last year saying am looking for that model no response?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Then call the number.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

All I can do is give you the information to contact her agent... I can't control how they respond. But that phone number is XXXXX her agency in Japan.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

They have a physical address as well if you are going to be in Japan any time soon.

Customer:

do you know if they can understand English?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Yes, they can.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Many of their clients are English Speaking.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Most of the work they do is international.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

There is a much greater demand for Asian Models here than there is there.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

In fact, directions to their building are in English.

Customer:

what should i say on the phone am a bit shy?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

You are shy? I'm not sure I believe that!

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

You've come this far!

Customer:

well i am with that model

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

That I can completely understand.

Customer:

so what should i say on the phone?

Customer:

can you write me a list of what to say

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I don't have anything in particular for you to say. Just be natural. You will be talking to her manager.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

BTW... the phone number - since it's japan, there is a +81 before the number I gave you.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

so (+81) 3-3407-6505

Customer:

ok but i guess i have to call at certain times right because it's in Japan time 9 hours ahead of UK?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Right now, it's 8:05AM

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

JST

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

so...

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

yes

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

that is +9 I believe

Customer:

yes

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Any time between 9 and 5 would be a good time to contact them normally.

Customer:

in UK time you mean?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Japan is a 40 hour work week like us

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

no, JST

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

So, midnight+

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

UK time

Customer:

would it be likely they will put the phone down on me?

Customer:

if they don't understand me

Customer:

i mean

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I suppose anyone would if they didn't know your language, but I'm certain that they do.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Miyazaki Bldg. #305 6-28-5 Jingu-mae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo(NNN) NNN-NNNNJapan

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

That is their address

Customer:

or think why should the model know you directly?

Customer:

would they think that

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I can't predict what they will think. I have told you what I know.

Customer:

ok

Customer:

so is it ok to say hello am looking for Katie am interested in being her friend a close friend is that ok?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Start off with the manager thinking of it from his perspective.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

They do this for money.

Customer:

oh so i would need to pay the agent and model to be friends with me?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

That you would have to discuss with the agent. I don't know. I'm just saying that when you first talk to the agent, he is expecting a potential client to be on the phone.

Customer:

Am a client?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I would approach the conversation from that perspective, yes.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I hope the information I have provided is helpful.

Customer:

I will ask more information then rate you but i sure will rate you?

Customer:

If you can give me some more information it will be good

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

That is all the information I have. The Agent, their phone number, and address.

Customer:

How would i know if she has a boyfriend because it's rude of me being friends with her?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

That is well beyond anything I am able to answer.

Customer:

ok I will call that number

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Ok.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Good luck. Relax and be yourself and discuss what you need to with the agent.

Customer:

what happens if they say what is it you need and why?

Customer:

if i say i want to be friends with her?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Just be honest with them. Only they can give you an answer.

Customer:

Another expert said i shouldn't ask a model agent to be friends with her but am feeling really bad and upset at the moment and lonely?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I can't speak for anyone else. I gave you the information that you asked for. That's all I have.

Customer:

Hi

Customer:

do you know if it's ok to phone up the agent like you said because another expert said this?: If you want to start some sort of type fan friendship you need to write an email to them introducing yourself, mentioning the interest you have in film and script, mention you are currently looking toward attending school for this and then ask them some questions about perhaps their career, their working interests..things like this and see if they respond.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Sure - do both.

Customer:

how am i going to get Katie personal email?

Customer:

i can't just say i want your email or her email the agent

Customer:

I wish the expert Veronica was here

Customer:

since she works with models

Customer:

:(

Customer:

hi Michael are you there?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Yes, I am.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

You can send her a friend request on facebook

Customer:

i did but i think she said she's hardly going to be there that much when i saw he friend page

Customer:

but i posted on her wall on her fan page

Customer:

i don't know what to say to the agent?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

As I said, the agent is in this for the business part of it.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I can't make magic happen. I can only give you information that you have to decide how to use.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

It's possible that this person wouldn't respond if the President tried to contact her, but the opposite is also possible.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

All you can do is try. You can "make" someone be your friend.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

You can only ask.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

And if you have to do more than that, then it's not the kind of friend you want.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

There are many, many people out there that are beautiful inside and out.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I know what it's like to have your mind set on one in particular.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

But remember that you deserve more than having to "convince" someone to be your friend.

Customer:

no i just wanted to be friends with her that's all

Customer:

not ask her out on a date

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

No... I understand!

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Two different things, yes.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

But by saying that I think you understand what I'm saying.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

The same things apply. Just not to the same degree.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Let's say you wanted to be my friend (although I'm not quite a Japanese model - I'm a guy from Rhode Island)

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

If I said OK, but then every time you wrote to me, you had to do it five times before I responded...

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Then I haven't done you any favors by agreeing to be your friend. For you to get something out of it without constantly working for it, my friendship must be sincere.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

That part of the equation is completely out of your hands.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

This isn't (at least from me) meant to be religious... but it's something I often consider:

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :
give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace
Customer:

What did you mean here?:




Two different things, yes.






9:40 PM



But by saying that I think you understand what I'm saying.






9:40 PM



The same things apply. Just not to the same degree.






9:41 PM



Let's say you wanted to be my friend (although I'm not quite a Japanese model - I'm a guy from Rhode Island)






9:41 PM



If I said OK, but then every time you wrote to me, you had to do it five times before I responded...






9:42 PM



Then I haven't done you any favors by agreeing to be your friend. For you to get something out of it without constantly working for it, my friendship must be sincere.






9:42 PM



That part of the equation is completely out of your hands.



XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Dating and friendship - you were making the distinction.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

They are very different, that is correct.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

But the same thing applies in terms of the other person wanting to be your friend.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

In other words sure, the things I said would be true if you wanted to date someone I suppose, but they are also true in friendship

Customer:

So the last message i sent basically your saying dating and friendship is different?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I was responding to you saying they were different "I just want to be her friend not date her"

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

or something to that effect.

Customer:

Do you think texting the agent my be better?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I'm saying there are som similarities.

Customer:

text on the phone i mean

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I think both approaches are valid.

Customer:

text and phone up?

Customer:

you mean

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

No... sorry. I mean direct contact through email and calling the agent.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I would start with this

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

If you know Katie, send her a friend request or message her.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

You can send her a message there.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Tell her how much you like her work.

Customer:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Katie-Yamamoto/159741717408528?fref=ts that's her fan page does it look like she's not a nice person not trying to be rude?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Actually. she sounds from that page, to be a very mindful young woman.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Something to keep in mind and I don't know if you thought of this - but she was in graduate school in 1998.

Customer:

Yes.

Customer:

I know.

Customer:

I'll not go active in facebook anymore guys, though I'll still check it often. that's what she sent?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

So, if she graduated at a young age, say 24, then she's 39 now.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Much more mature.

Customer:

No it says on the Facebook she was born in 1989 i was born before her?

Customer:

So am 26 she's 24 now.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

That's not possible - she graduated from the Graduate school in 1998

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

She started working at her current agency in June 2001

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

That's 12 years ago.

Customer:

I don't know she has on their 1989.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I can't find that.

Customer:

Born on 13 October 1989

Customer:

http://www.facebook.com/katie.yamamoto.31

Customer:

Well she must of finished in 1998 as a child then in 2001 12 years been a model because you do get models that start any age

Customer:

12 years old sorry

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Strange - that's not on my view of her timeline.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Are you already friends with her on Facebook?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

You must be.

Customer:

no

Customer:

am not

Customer:

it's too late for me now to be her friends on her facebook

Customer:

she won't reply back i think and add me as a friend

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I can tell you that you can see information there that I cannot.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

That usually means you are her friend on facebook

Customer:

If you look above about it will tell you on her Facebook profile?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Not for me.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I can only see as far as 1998

Customer:

No am not her friend that's strange you can't see it

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

Yes

Customer:

i don't think so Facebook a certain amount of people she won't reply back to

Customer:

to the help you gave me before

Customer:

i've got her fan page and just sent some messages on her wall?: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Katie-Yamamoto/159741717408528?fref=ts

Customer:

i would rather contact her agent by text but am not sure?

Customer:

I was told by an expert here who works in the entertainment industry she told me last year to just contact her agent for dating but am doing it for being a friend.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I don't know what else to tell you.

Customer:

I have a question

Customer:

can you or anyone on my behalf have a chat with her agent?

Customer:

if i need to ask that question and get the help i need that would be good i will still pay your extra tip or another expert?

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I can't speak for other people. It's not something I can do. I have spent a great deal of time already providing you with informaiton.

XXXXX XXXXXnigan :

I hope I have earned a positive rating.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I need an expert to help me with this related question that he has helped me with i would like someone to call the number on my behalf so i can be friends with Katie?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I want to date the model but don't know who to?

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