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List of Major Modeling Agencies in Hong Kong – The Challenge of Modeling Abroad

There are many modeling agencies in Hong Kong, and many international models are active in the city.

In particular, there are many Asian models from Japan, Korea, Thailand, and other Asian countries, as well as models from European countries such as Russia, Spain, and Poland.

So in this issue, we would like to introduce a few modeling agencies that have a large number of international models working with them.



QUEST is one of the largest modeling agencies in Hong Kong. It is believed to have the largest number of castings (auditions), and has a large number of local models as well as international models.

The main office is located in Wan Chai, in Hong Kong Island, but the firm also has a branch in Guangzhou, China, which is not far from Hong Kong.

Japanese models belonging to QUEST


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PRIMO is one of the largest agencies in Hong Kong along with QUEST.

Originally from the Elite Model group, one of the world’s largest modeling agencies, PRIMO has a wealth of casting projects too.

Because the agency actively scouts for international models, it has a large number of international models, and in particular, many Asian models, such as Korean and Japanese, are members.

The office is conveniently located in Sheung Wan, on Hong Kong Island.

Japanese models belonging to PRIMO

Kemmei Watanabe(MAN)
Myu Kuromiya(WOMAN)

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3.Elite Model Management Asia

Elite Model is the Asian division of Elite, one of the world’s most successful modeling agencies.

Along with QUEST and PRIMO, it is a leader firm, especially for models of European background.

Japanese models are fewer in number but currently include Kota Kawase, a professional soccer player in Hong Kong.

The office is located in Wong Chuk Hang, the southern part of Hong Kong Island, very close to Ocean Park.

Japanese models belonging to ELITE

Kota Kawase(MAN)

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WE MANAGEMENT(ウィ マネジメント)


WE MANAGEMENT is a relatively new model agency, actively scouting for international models. The agency has a well-known BOOKER service in Hong Kong, and also holds castings for major companies’ advertisements and fashion brands.

It is distinctive for its extensive support for models, with a significant number of models from not only Asia, but also Europe.

The office is located between Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun on Hong Kong Island, overlooking the sea.

Japanese models belonging to WE MANAGEMENT


→ If you want to become an international model, click on the button below for help.

5.M1 (Model ONE)

Model ONE is another of Hong Kong’s leading modeling agencies, with a plethora of casting assignments.

Many of its castings are advertising-related, and it provides models for advertisements for major banks and real estate companies, including HSBC.

Especially in 2022, Japanese actor Yuichi Haga served as a model for a number of advertisements.

The office, like QUEST, is located in Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island.

Japanese models belonging to M1

Yuichi Haga(MAN)

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Summary of modeling agencies in Hong Kong

There are many modeling agencies in Hong Kong where Japanese models are active, and opportunities are rolling in. Hong Kong is also one of the pro-Japan countries, making it an easy place for Japanese to work.

Therefore, if you would like to challenge abroad but still have concerns, Chat Noir can support you in every way possible. Not limited to Hong Kong, we can support you to challenge in many places, such as Singapore, Taiwan, and even Europe or the U.S.

So if you definitely want to try overseas, please use the form below to contact us!

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Promotional models from Tokyo Game Show 2022

Well! People have been waiting for so long!

Japan’s largest game exhibition, “Tokyo Game Show” in Makuhari Messe is back!

It’s been three years since the Covid-19 made it hard for gamers to meet offline, but this year the show is about to get underway!  

The Business Days will be held on September 15 and 16, and the Public Days will be held after 14:00 on the 16th, and on the 17th and 18th for a total of 4 days.  

They are expecting about 150,000 visitors, but visitors will be looking for more than just games right!?

Of course, yes! No game show could be held without the flamboyance of these beautiful girls (and guys too)!  

Ta-da !!

This little cutie is waiting for you at the XPERIA booth!

Xperia Booth

You can meet a lot of promotional models on site!

The uniforms are really cute too ~~~~💛 !!  

Cluster Booth

The picture above has been taken in the cluster booth.

And as you can notice, in Japan it is still common to live using masks, so it is really sad to notice that those beauties’ faces are still hidden by masks for now…

Masked model

Recently, the gaming industry seems to be making more and more use of the “Metaverse,” the virtual space on the Internet.

So don’t you think the increase in the number of booths in the Metaverse field a major difference from three years ago?  

The metaverse is everywhere

Anyways, no matter what you like in the show, if you have time, please come visit us and enjoy the latest games with cute promotional models at your side for this special expected event ☆!!  


Regarding the venue, it will be held at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Halls 1-8 and the International Conference Hall (Business Meeting Area).

In addition to major game makers, manufacturers of VR goggles such as Meta Quest and Pico Technology Japan, communication tools and metaverse platforms such as Discord and Cluster will also have booths.  

However, in order to limit the number of people in the venue from the viewpoint of preventing the spread of the new coronavirus, tickets for the general public will be sold in a predetermined number each day, and only in advance online.

No same-day tickets will be sold at the venue.

Laslty, on the afternoon of September 16, the second Business Day, general visitors are allowed to enter the venue, which may be a good spot since it is a workday comparatively speaking.  

We hope anyway that you will be able to come and enjoy this incredible exhibition!  

Chat Noir Team

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Becoming a successful model

To become a model, first you need to register with an agency!

Choosing a modeling agency is also very important.
Check out their websites and social networking sites to see what kind of models they are working with.

And let’s just say that you have found a modeling agency that you have always wanted to work for!

Then, will the modeling jobs start coming in just like this?

Off course, the answer is no!

Let’s explain how the process works until a model gets a chance to work.

1) The modeling agency will send a composite (a one or two page(s) condensed portfolio) of the model for the screening process.

This composite includes in general photos and main information about the model like his/her body measurements.

2) After the document screening, the auditions.

Some jobs have auditions, some other ones have not. In case, there are no auditioning, the screening is based only on the previous profile(s) selection. In some cases, instead of a real audition, a video audition is held in which you are asked to shoot a video on a given subject matter.
No matter how hard you try or how much you want to sell yourself at an audition, if you do not pass the document screening, you cannot even go to the audition.

3) The model selection

Once clients have checked it all, they finally make their decision and the mission is confirmed with the model(s).

In addition, most modeling agencies now have their own websites and post photos of their models online.

Sometimes clients will look up a modeling agency, see what models they have, and ask for the models by name.

In such cases, the work is very smooth because there is no selection process among the many models available.

As I’m sure you all know by now that there is no better way to get a chance to work as a model with excellent photographs, which are more important than anything else.

This photograph determines more than 90% of your work.

If you keep using photos that were taken years ago, or if you are just using photos that you think are just fine, it will be difficult for you to be hired as a model.

Moreover, if you are asked to smile naturally in front of the camera, how do you expect to make a natural smile? Can you make a natural smile all of a sudden?

A professional model is able to immediately express the mood and facial expression that he or she is asked to do in front of a camera.

A cute, bashful smile, a smile that conveys an atmosphere of happiness, a natural smile, and a smile that is not too big or too small can all make a big difference in the impression you make on people.

Even a single smile can make a different impression on people.

In order to cultivate your ability to express yourself, practice looking in the mirror and making different facial expressions.

It is also very important to ask someone close to you to take some pictures of you and look at them objectively to see how you are in the eyes of others.

These efforts will definitely bear fruit and lead to a variety of offers.

Hair and makeup can also give a different impression.
It is better to take and select photos with the intention of presenting what you can express in different ways for the composite.

If you are already a member of a modeling agency but are not getting much work, you should take a look at your photos again.

Why don’t you take another look at your photos?

The person you see with your own eyes and the person others see with theirs may give a surprisingly different impact.
It is also a good idea to talk to managers of the modeling agencies and ask for advice on what kind of photos you should take and what kind of photos you should put on your portfolio…

You may also want to seek advice from someone who knows you well, such as a family member, lover, or close friend to get different points of view.

Re-evaluate your attractiveness and your photos, and you will be a model in no time!

Chat Noir supports and encourages you all to do so!

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Recommended model agencies (2022 edition)

What kind of work models do once enrolled in an agency?

When you think of modeling, magazines, fashion shows, and TV commercials tend to come to mind.

In addition, there are many models for product packaging and catalogs who are chosen as corporate models and used in store advertisements, etc. Furthermore, in an era when everything can be searched for on the Internet, there have been many web-based modeling jobs, such as WEBCM lately.

Other modeling jobs include new product release events and modeling for free newspapers.

When you hear the word “model,” you think you have to be fancy, attention-seeking, and beautiful to do it! You might be thinking, “I can’t do that unless I’m pretty and attractive enough to be noticed!

The role of the model is to make the product look the best, but the product still has the lead role.

Therefore, it is not always the case that only the most beautiful men and women are chosen.
In many cases, models are selected for their natural and life-size appearance, so that the consumer can identify closely with them.

Common traits of models who are actually more likely to be selected for modeling

1) Models with fresh smiles that make everyone around them smile

Models who work on site and smile at the people they work with usually get a lot of referrals! Models who make everyone around them smile, not only during the shooting, and models who show their interest while working seem to get more opportunities back.

Also, I believe that all brands have the desire to make people happy, comfortable, delighted, and contribute to the world through their products.
Even though there may be some photo shoots that do not always feature smiling faces, a model with a nice smile who conveys this desire is more likely to be chosen in the end.

2) Ability to manage oneself

Self-control is essential for working as a model, whose appearance is a key issue.
Diet, sleep, and moderate exercise are very important to maintain skin and body shape.

In addition, models are hired for their appearance, and unless something goes wrong, they will not be asked to take a day off because they are sick.
It is a job that does not allow you to say something like, “Please let me take a day off today because I am not feeling well.”

Models should not be in poor physical or skin condition due to lack of sleep, or have dark circles under their eyes.
Models who are in good physical condition are more likely to be trusted and chosen.
Once such trust is lost, the agent is more likely to not hire the model anymore.

3) Always positive and ambitious

Even if you submit an entry for the job you want or go to an audition, the job is not always confirmed with you.
This is the same with popular models; it is not that you are not good enough, it is just that the image clients are looking for is not a match with yours.

Popular models always look at themselves objectively to see how they look on camera, what kind of facial expressions they have, whether they behave in a smart manner, etc. They also look back at themselves and do a lot of research.
Also, for the composite photos for the document screening process, which is the first step in any job, they take a variety of photos to create a variety of photos to show how they present themselves and work hard to get selected.

So, we would like you to try your hand at modeling too! If you want to be a model, you have to join a modeling agency and take a shot at it!

And here are my top 10 recommendations for modeling agencies in 2022 in Japan!

N#1 : Chat Noir

Working with a wide range of talents, not only Japanese models but also foreign and half models.

With more than 800 Japanese and 700 foreign people, the total number of models is goes over 1500 talents.

Recently, the agency is also helping models to challenge overseas.

N#2 : Platinum Production

This agency has a lot of celebrities and actresses, so if you are aspiring to be such a famous celebrity in the future, this is the right place for you.

N#3 : Oscar Promotion

This office is also famous for the National Bishojo Contest, a contest for the most beautiful girls in Japan.

It appears to be a well-established company and with several thousand people enrolled.

N#4 : Asia Promotion

Many well-known talents are on their roster.

They also specialize in fashion shows and media.

N#5 : Satoru Japan

This is a modeling agency with some foreign models registered. Not many famous models belong to this agency, but there seems to be plenty of work.

N#6 : Pearl

A few years ago, fashion magazine Camcam models helped launching Moe Oshikiri and Yuri Ebihara. This is the model agency that they both belong to.

N#7 : Bon Image

They have models, including Asian and foreign models.
They produce charismatic talents.

N#8 : SOS Model Agency

This one has branches in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka, and is a long-established and reliable agent.

There do not seem to have many famous models on their roster, but they do have a large number of members.

N#9 : NAME Management

There are branches in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
There are some famous models, but no famous actors. If you live in Nagoya or Osaka and want to challenge yourself in Tokyo too, this may be a good place to do so, as they have a branch office here.

N#10 : Starray Production

It is more of a talent-oriented agency, but if you want to become a talent or actor from a modelling career, you may want to try this agency.

So if you’re a model, or aspiring to be one, please refer to this, and take a big shine to it!

This is a piece of advice from a model agency with a global presence…

Chat Noir, Talents & Models Agency

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How do we choose the right modeling agency?

Since long ago, modeling has been one of the most coveted occupations in Japan.

However, have you given up thinking, “I can’t be a model because I’m not tall enough,” “I’m not beautiful,” or “I can’t walk in an accurate way for shows”?

Tall is not the only way to be a model.
In the first place, models are hired to complement the product, not to be the star of the show.

How does one look cool carrying a Dior bag?
Who should carry it and for what purpose?
How should Louis Vuitton clothes be worn?
For what purpose should it be worn?
The model’s job is to show the product in a way that will excite the imagination of the people who see the advertisement or the stage.

Tall models are still chosen for fashion stages, but for some advertisements, people who fit the image are often used regardless of their height.
Also, for wedding shows and hair/makeup shows, people who fit the image are often sought rather than tall people, so it is not necessarily a job that only tall people can do.

So, how do you start such a coveted job as a model?

Practice 1

Search for modeling agencies using the web and SNS!

What kind of models are being used there and what is the model’s track record?

The key point is: do they have a track record of the work you are looking for?

Practice 2

Take the plunge and request an interview!

Actually, too many people tend to send nowadays retouched photos to offices, but it is not appropriated.
Indeed, most of the time, these agencies want to see you, as natural as possible, to understand who you are before an interview.

Before getting interviewed, it is recommended that you get ready-to-use great photos. The key to winning is to send shots that make the people understand your style, who you want to become as a model.

It’s important to understand the difference then between artistic photos and natural photos.

Sending retouched photos is OK when it’s on purpose, for showing what you can do as an artist for example. Then, here you can use effects, make-up (etc.).

But when agencies ask for natural photos, it is for a complete different purpose. It is essential to make the difference.
Otherwise, it might result in an NG for the interview.

Practice 3

Show off your strengths to the fullest in the interview!

A model does not get to the top simply by having good visuals.

Recommendations and evaluations from office managers are very important for becoming a model that can be used over and over.

Moreover, for managers, it is also safer to use models they know they can trust in, models that are serious and reliable. This will create a good relationship and agencies will then tend to recommend such models to their clients.

In addition, models who receive good reviews from clients are very popular, and they get lots of annual contracts just for repeats and never stop working.

So offices will hire models who convey such inner beauty in their interviews, and they are more likely to be morale-boosted by having them practice in the field immediately.

In the modeling industry, where service, care, and manners are very important, beautiful models who exude not only visually but also from the inside are in high demand.

And the education of such manners used as professional models is a specialty of Chat Noir Model Agency.

Chat Noir Models has branches in Tokyo, Osaka, and Los Angeles.
It is a modeling agency that actively works with international clients and foreign models.

The firm has over 25 years of experience and is a well-known promotional models agency.

Moreover, we have been working with foreign models for more than 10 years.

Chat Noir is a highly reputable and highly recommended modeling agency that currently work with more than 800 foreign and Japanese models from 45 different countries, making it a modeling agency with a global activities.

So check the Chat Noir modeling agency website to see if the modeling job you are after is here.

By the way, a collection of results for the past five years is available for review now, and the recent trend in the modeling industry is to actively use models in their 40s and 50s, as well as Mrs. models.

So don’t worry about your age anymore!

There is no retirement age for modeling!

And we hope that you will be able to model for a very very long time!

Chat Noir, Talents & Models Agency

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How to choose a reliable modeling agency

When it comes to modeling and making career in the fashion industry, finding and getting agency representation is the first concrete step.

It seems pretty obvious as agencies are the bridge between models and the industry, having connections and established working relationships with clients, as well as the know-how to market talents and negotiate the best pay rates for models.

So most new and aspiring models understand the importance of finding agencies they can rely on. Agencies that are able to represent them well and help them to get offers.

Therefore, rather than working freelance, models should join an office so that managers can protect their talent and select work that suits them.
Today, there are more and more people who work freelance (without belonging to an office) using tools such as SNS, but those who feel the role and importance of an office are still recommended to join an office and have a manager to help and protect them.

This is why many models take the time at first to search actively and finally choose the agencies they feel they can trust.

But how do you find a modeling agency that will advise you, believe in you, and will help you reach your goals? How will you recognize that it is the one(s) for you, the one(s) you can rely on?

How should you choose a modeling agency? Let’s try to give you some tips in this article.

1. Screening their profiles and references

Actually, when you find a lot of agencies, it is important to check who they are? Who they come from? Do they have branches? What do they have achieved so far? Who are their clients?

The more clearly the company is described on its website, the more secure the company will be. It is a good way to make a preliminary selection.

If the agencies you are looking for have no experience (or at least no references), no provided information about them (e.g., capital, name of representative, date of incorporation, location, etc.), if they have no serious and clean website, if they have no or very few models who have joined them already, that is not a good sign from the starting line.

In addition, social media is very popular today.
Looking at the firm’s social networking sites will give you an idea of the firm’s corporate culture. It would be a way to see if the selected agency suits you or not.

2.Look at the firm’s track record

In the first place, what field of modeling do you want to work for?
Try to ask this question to yourself and find an answer.

For example, if you are not really tall, it would be probably better for you to consider advertising modeling rather than fashion shows.

In that case, try to find out how many advertising modeling works does the agency have done recently?
How many clients do they have and who are they?
It is a good idea to check the firm’s website to see if they have a solid track record.
You can also check the firm’s track record on social networking sites.
Is it the kind of work you are looking for?

3. Avoid paying from scratch

Most of the time good agencies do NOT ask for upfront fee!

Especially when you really starts as model, and probably opt for a freelancing contract (which means that you are not working full-time for a Mother agency and you’re not listed as a Top Model), there is no reason for you to pay to get registered.

Indeed, in many of these cases, agencies do not have any work and make their profit from the model’s registration fee and lesson fees.

So, if there are fees involved in belonging to the agency, beware!

Again, as a freelance model, if a contract isn’t being offered to you first, there is no reason why an agency should be asking you to pay upfront fees.

If an agency asks you to pay for portfolio creation, comp card printing (etc.), it is not justified and we recommend you leaving.

On the side, when it comes to additional services like training, specific lessons to improve your skills and that requires time like money for the agency, it is understandable, but it should stay something optional.

Actually, it is not appropriate for a standard agency to pressure you to take specific services or to sign a contract right then and there without allowing you to take it home to look over for a few days.

In addition, it’s entirely possible that self-proclaimed model agencies are actually scammers or con artists. So you should pay attention to this too before signing anything.

4.Look at the models listed on a website

Nowadays, most modeling agencies have profiles of their models on their websites. Are there a lot of people you think are beautiful and able to model in a way or another? Do you admire some of them? Are there people who you think are not just attractive but look cool too?

Just as nice people gather around nice people, nice models naturally gather at nice agencies.

Therefore, we can assume that high quality models join high quality agencies.

5.Check the location

Where is the agency’s head office located? Do it has branch offices?
For example, if you want to try your hand at modeling in another country, check their track record and connections to other countries, and more importantly, their branch offices in other countries.

If you want to be active in a wide range of fields, we recommend that you take these factors into consideration when selecting a firm.

And when you are finally considering a modeling agency, try to arrange a meeting to get your confirmation.

6. Ask all your questions

Before joining an office, there is always an interview.

So when you go to the interview, try to pay attention to the atmosphere in the agency offices and the staff’s friendliness.

Do the staff appears to be busy and interacting with clients and models? Do they seem genuinely engaged with you in conversation? Are any awkward moments? On the contrary, do you feel like you are at home?

If you feel something is wrong, you should probably make an end to it while you can because the modeling agency you end up signing with will be people you’ll be interacting with for the duration of your contract.

Then, don’t be afraid to ask questions and get clarification on anything you don’t understand. Because it is the agency’s job to explain you about its methods and contracts.

Besides, do not hesitate to make a list of questions ahead of time so you don’t forget anything during the interview.

Here again, you can try to see how the agency answer run-of-the-mill questions agencies are accustomed to addressing.

And there should be no reason why the agency should get defensive or not provide you with answers for simple and trivial questions.

Do not forget that the way an agency interacts with you from day 1 is a great way to get an idea of what moving forward with it would look like once you enroll in the agency.

So we have covered the main areas to think about and check for details before enrolling in any agency.

Do you want to try in the end? Do you want to shine? Do you want to be on stage or express yourself in front of people?

If the answer is yes, you should first consider finding a safe and nice place which you would like to register at.

So you’d better make sure you’re picking an agency that you look forward to working with.

And this not just because the agency is the biggest and the best, that is necessarily the one you need.

Indeed, if you feel uncomfortable or get a bad feeling that something’s not right, it’s likely a sign that it’s not a good fit.

Take your time to find the right one for you!

And for that, we hope this article could bring you some real tips.

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Popular model agencies in Japan with foreign talents when thinking to the upcoming year 2021

So far, 2020 has been a tough year worldwide.

The influence of the new corona virus caused a global recession and many companies were forced to close…

In some places in Europe, the lock-down starts again…

And as we are about to enter the new year but the situation is still uncertain…

On the other hand, the situation in Japan is somehow returning to the normal state compared to other western countries.

The economy also seems to be turning around step by step, and major cities such as Shibuya and Shinjuku are progressively returning to the bustling state they used to know.

In addition, the Tokyo Olympics are still supposed to be held next year but the situation can change while the winter season is coming.

And I think that many foreign people living in Japan and foreigners who want to come to Japan when the outbreak will calm down are worried about the working situation in the country of the rising sun.

Especially because the living expenses in big cities like Tokyo, are high and the rents are also quite expensive even now, whereas the covid has made the salaries reducing, so before coming it is important to consider those things.

So if some of you plan to come, finding a job or even several ones if you are allowed to, can be an option to get enough money to live here.
As a foreigner, model agencies can be again an option.

So here is some advice to help you start and find agencies you can rely on.

1) Find a company with a long experience and achievements

This point is very important.

Because the bankruptcy rate of a company in Japan is reaching 94% in the 10 years following its creation.

Therefore, look for companies that have been established for more than 20 years rather than companies that have only 5 or 6 years of experience.

2) Find out how many foreign people are registered in the agencies

If the number of registered foreign talents is quite high, it is assumed that there will be more jobs opportunities for them.

So you can check the website of the agencies you have a interest in at first to have a rough idea of its situation before thinking about enrolling.

You can then have a look on the registered models and the achievements of the agency.

If there is no achievements mentioned, this is probably not a good sign…

3)Check the information you find

Indeed, you can have a look on different medias, platforms, SNS like Instagram or Twitter to see whether the content you find on the website is true or not.

Today, many companies/agencies work carefully on their image and use a lot SNS so you can quickly make your opinion on the content you find.

Then, after checking the information, you can consider enrolling.

Because this not just about the physical appearance. So if you are not so confident on your own appearance, you still can try to put forward other abilities to make the difference.

And then try to use your different skills (languages, acting or playing music abilities…) and in order to increase your chance to find jobs.

If you want to give it a try, do not hesitate to have a look then at our website.

Chat Noir

With branch offices in Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore and Los Angeles, and foreign models from 45 countries enrolled in our agency, we can surely find a way to help you.

Models, promotional models, interpreters, translators, narrators, actors, performers…

We have more than 1500 talents already who tried to challenge in our agency. So why not you?

We are even focusing on global activities from now, and we are also working on new services for the near future to give the opportunity to our models to challenge overseas, in partnership with local offices in Europe and in the United States.

So this not just about challenging in Japan but even worldwide.

And by the way, you can contact us, making inquiries in Japanese, English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

So even with the impact of the covid-19 we can keep on moving forward and do our utmost to get over this situation.

No time to waste! Time to challenge !!

Chat Noir, the Japanese models and talents agency


At a turning point as regards the Black models

In recent years, the number of major brand companies using black models has increased.

That is the feeling I have as the CEO of Chat Noir, where we work with many different talents from all over the world.
And I can see over the past few months, significant changes regarding the black model community.

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Originally, I think that many people had not even noticed clearly and understood the racial discrimination worldwide until recently, when a major event occurred on May 25, 2020, on the streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota. I guess that the name of George Floyd, sounds familiar to many of us since then…

Indeed, this social issue has been widely taken up from that moment but many people did not know much about racial discrimination here in Japan before that (and I have to admit I was one of them … 💦).

Before, I felt probably not that much concern somehow as we Japanese have mainly heard about the concept of “racism” at school while studying History and Morality, or watching movies like it was “just” a part of the past or even “just” a fiction.

This concept is often considered as a social minority issue, like for the LGBT/LGBTI community, sometimes called sexual minorities and it seems to mean for some people that they are big enough to be considered as the majority in a way or big enough to be heard. But is that mean that these so-called “minorities” should be treated in a different way because their are not part of the “majority”?

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In my opinion, all kind of discrimination should stop and, even if it would be difficult to reach that goal, at least those discrimination should reduce significantly to become isolated cases, to become somehow the real minority.

And in the fashion industry, things are slowly but surely changing.
Besides, in Japan as well, the number of brands wanting to work in a different way, with Mixed-race, Black, Asian (and not just Caucasian) talents for more diversity has increased recently.

In the case of our company, we also try to change things and hire people from different backgrounds, regardless of their ethnicity or sexuality.

And I really like to see some change in the Japanese modern society.
As an instance, this October 2020, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw an ad with a black woman model for the brand Chloe at the bus stop. This is still not so common here so I appreciate to see that kind of things like for other famous worldwide brands which already make visible changes (Calvin Klein, Chanel, Gucci, ZARA…) but it takes time to influence and change mentalities…
And I would prefer not be surprised anymore, because it would mean that it would have become normal in a way.

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So while hoping for a better future, I will also do what I can do for now as an owner of a modeling agency that employs foreign models and will try to put forward the beauty and the best from each model, regardless of the skin color, to serve the industry with a different approach.

ChatNoir, a Japanese model agency free from racial discrimination…

Black is Beautiful

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Fashion, Model, Promotional model,

The necessary things to become an active model overseas…

In early 2020, we were caught up in a corona vortex that no one in the world has expected.

It’s been about four months since the corona vortex kept the business and economy unpredictable.

It is a situation where the future outlook cannot be anticipated yet,

and the entertainment industry, is likely to remain self-restrained.

However, it doesn’t stop completely even with the lock-down effect.

There are a lot of entertainment industries that apply a social distance policy, but keep moving.

So in this situation, it is important from now to find new ideas new concepts that no one can think of to hope to survive economically.

I am currently in Los Angeles, California, but the United States itself doesn’t know how the situation is going to be in the following weeks, months… and the number of infected people continues to increase…

How can a person doing business in the entertainment industry, both in the US and in Japan, is supposed to survive in this harsh environment?

Well, after doing some research and contacting partners, we found out that there are still some regions of the world in which the modeling industry is running despite of the outbreak.

Although fashion shows and exhibitions where many people gather are not held in Japan yet, photo shooting and program recording other than shows are slowly running again in the big city of Tokyo.

In other Asian countries as well, the modeling industry is gradually starting again like in Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Singapore.

It is also the case in some places in Europe, where the situation is somehow under control such as Italy and France.

However, the United States and Brazil where the number of infected people is still increasing, it will take a little longer to recover.

Therefore, trying to move forward with corona, we have decided to develop even more our global relationships and focus more on our first-class models, willing to go and take their chance overseas.

In this perspective, we think it is more than ever before important to develop partnerships and work hand in hand to go through this hard time.

So from now, we are going to work with overseas model producer Shoko Nishio, who has experienced sending many Japanese talents around the world and, in particular, in Milan and Paris collections.

I want to work abroad!

I want to test my potential!

I want to build a career!

I could go abroad!

This is my last chance considering my age!

It is time to act, not to think anymore!

But is it okay even if I don’t speak English?

So, as long as you have a strong motivation we can help you. Even if your English is not that good.

People who act and study hard can find much quicker than those who dream what they look for and can finally reach their ideal self.

And Chat Noir Co., Ltd. is a model agency which supports models and talents aiming to go abroad and realize their dreams, as long as they work hard for to make it!

Let’s discover the World together!

So let’s do our best from now on, trying to conquer Asia first and then America and Europe, when the outbreak effect will calm down…

Chat Noir, the models and talents agency

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Model, 未分類,

I want this blog to be read by those who are likely to lose by the corona virus.

The world has been invaded by the new coronavirus.

The world has become such an era, environment and situation.


Everyone in the world has turned into quarantine mode,

and the usual daily lives have disappeared.

Little by little, the economy has became more uncertain,

More time will not be able to satisfy the desire for fun,

More people are becoming frustrated.

Suddenly I was placed in a situation where I could not see the future.



Everyone has their own ideas,

It’s been 25 years since I ran a model promotion girl agency.

I’ve been in this situation for over a month now,

There is something I want to convey to our personnel.


If you suddenly lose your job and are lost

To raise the product value of oneself in this situation now.

I think this is the only one.

I’m not an economic critic,

so what will happen to the world economy

and Japan’s economy in the future?

I can’t read,


For 25 years, the feeling that I have been involved in this event industry is

Even if the corona is about to end,

To return to the situation like two months ago,

I assume that it will take terrible time.

Use our models and companions

Manufacturers, retailers, etc.

How long will it take for any business to sell?

Reduce labor costs.

The event industry like us

I was in a good condition like this one

We assume that it will take a considerable amount of time to return.

That is why

I have something I want everyone to do now.

It’s been spent this time now

To increase the value of your product.

That is also a job properly.


We have entered an era in which only people with commercial value survive.

Even now, even amateurs such as Youtube, zoom and live distribution,
There are contents that can be expressed even
by people without name recognition.

In the present era, there is content that can be

transmitted to all over the world.
And it’s free.

Express your value.
It’s very important.

As a speaker,
As a dancer,
As a yoga teacher,
As an instructor of something,

Even if you have nothing to express yourself
You only have your own
You can heal your opponent,

Create a place where you can feel at ease,

Make time that the other person thinks is fun,

There is always a personality that only that person can do.

I may be the only one not aware of it,

I want you to notice.

Companies want people with high commercial value.

The same was true of influencers a long time ago.

How about now?

Appointed Instagram influencers with 50,000 or 100,000 followers
Even if you advertise the product,

It is said that it does not lead to sales profit so much,

Previously, the quotes for influencer advertising costs were
It was said that “1 follower is 3-4 yen”,

Now that amount is also drastically decreasing.

There are remarkable changes in the times.


A rabbit,

Now, increase the product value of your own,
The coronavirus is over,

When the world economy started to turn around,

“I want to collaborate with you on our products”

It’s about becoming someone you think.

Official live distribution of Chanoir Office

The content called this live distribution is
It ’s a perfect place to express yourself

As an official live (differentiated from amateurs),
You can earn an hourly wage,
There are also bonuses.

I don’t want you to misunderstand
The work you do for money does not continue.

It’s worth doing.

I want you to work to find your worth.

That is something I would like to say to our employees,
If you work every month for money,
I want you to resign now.

Work should be something that you seek and create for yourself.

Our company, as soon as the coronavirus developed in the world,

It happened to contact the business

With a company that deals with content such as official live and Youtube,

I signed up for the contract on that day.

Really it happens,
There are dozens of sales contacts via email and phone every day,
I happened to be in the office
I just picked up the phone.

If no coronavirus has developed,
First of all, I never answer the phone of the company,
Even if someone in the company connects the sales contact to me
I think I would have gone through.

Perhaps it was destined now.

I thought at that time.

Profession of model and promotion girl …

It may be old.

Even if the coronavirus is over.

Even if the coronavirus is over,


The business I’ve done is

It will be old in the future.

I feel that the times are changing.

We have 1500 people.

The Japanese and foreigners from 45 countries have stated that 1500 people are enrolled in our company.

What should we do with these people from now on?

Increase the product value of each person’s individuality!

Only this came out the answer.

I listened to the salesman who came to our company,

Now, even if you don’t have the name recognition, just express yourself and broadcast live
Hourly wages occur!

And it can be delivered not as a general live stream, but as an official live show like the entertainers!
A long time ago, the image of the women who delivered live was:
Perhaps it was like the telephone club that was popular in Japan.

But now, entertainers and artists infiltrate timelessly
It is content.

As you all know,
Youtuber does not get an hourly rate.

It takes too long to make money on Youtube.

However, the live distribution does not have to be so particular about the place and content,

Express yourself and earn an hourly wage.

I am now,
Besides our models and promotional girls who are lost

People who have been doing one thing in a straight line
I am trying to reform into a company that can support those who want to make expression a job.

We support those who want to distribute as an official live.

ChatNoir Moel Agency

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