Tag: tokyo freelancers

Freelancing in Tokyo: Being Dismissed

Posted by David Chester on 10 July 2010

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Unlucky CatsI have posted a picture of these "lucky cats" because all of them have their eyes closed and they look like they are waving goodbye. This is not the usual "lucky" cats you see in Japan, but they seem appropriate for this post.

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Freelancing in Tokyo: Getting what's rightfully yours

Posted by David Chester on 6 July 2010

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In the 17 years I have lived in Japan, this is the first time I have seen an article about the poor handling of foreign talent by Tokyo talent agencies. Although I wrote about things of this nature in my book, I do not (yet) have the wide readership of The Japan Times, which ran the article, or, more importantly, Facebook, which is where a FB friend posted the article.

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Freelancing in Tokyo: Going for it!

Posted by David Chester on 16 June 2010

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Shimbashi Skyscraper"Go for it!"

That tired old phrase still has some kick, because that's what I've been doing and it's the reason I've not been able to get back to my blog as frequently as I'd like.

What I've discovered (and hopefully what you've discovered too) is that putting yourself out there, staying in touch, making your presence known... this is one way to stay on top of a down economy. 

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Freelancing in Tokyo: When it rains it pours

Posted by David Chester on 30 May 2010

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FIT Networking Nite May 2010Hello all!

Although it may seem that I have vanished from the face of the earth, I have been putting all my FIT principles into action and work has been coming in and opportunities have been falling out of the sky. In addition to an unusual rush of voice work, I am now also in the process of preparing to make two films. Although the films are self-produced, the point is that showing up at networking events, staying in touch, working my meishi and making sure I stay in contact with people on my list has enabled me to pursue my dream: keep working freelance and be able to fund my own creative projects. 

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