Archive: December, 2009

Turning a FIT experience into a successful business

Posted by David Chester on 21 December 2009

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Here is a link to an article about a talented lady named Donna Burke, who followed a relatively common FIT path and now has her own company, DAG Music. Donna's mellifluous voice can be heard on the bullet train announcements, on Japanese television programs, and in many other media. I have worked with her myself and it's good to see her getting some acknowledgment. Read and learn.

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FIT's First Review

Posted by David Chester on 9 December 2009

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I am proud to announce that FIT's first review has come in, and it is thumbs up, all the way. It was reviewed by Terri Macmillan, who runs Modern Media Japan. MMJ provides new media strategies for a variety of businesses.  If you're seeking new ways to promote your business in Japan, Terri's the woman to turn to. 

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Promoting yourself

Posted by David Chester on 4 December 2009

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Shinjuku Winter DayPart of being a successful FIT person is making sure others know about your abilities.

Case in point: Several years ago I met an American TV producer who has created successful projects about Japanese culture for the US/Japanese markets. I decided this was a relationship worth nurturing and made sure she was aware of my talents and willingness to help, if a situation should arise.

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The Morning After & FIT Tips

Posted by David Chester on 3 December 2009

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Last night was the successful "launch" party for Freelancing in Tokyo. We held it at a charming place called the Kimono Wine Bar in Nishi-Azabu. There was quite a selection of Tokyo celebrities and newbies, and it was gratifying to see such a great turn out on such a rainy night. Thank you to all who came, and I hope FIT will help open some new doors for future successes. 

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Welcome to FIT!

Posted by David Chester on 3 December 2009

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Tokyo TowerWelcome to the FIT site! The journey of FIT from a simple email request from an acquaintance on how to find work in Tokyo to a full-fledged book was an arduous one, but extremely worthwhile. Also, the evolution of the FIT website has been an illuminating experience and I want to thank all the artists at Media Contour for the incredible job they've done and continue to do.  

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