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  1. here are all the pics from taylor R (テイラー R) when she has started to work and living in Japan and began to be a wannabe of Dakota Rose. with cheecks fillers and heavily photoshop and pretending being 20 (although her real age is 26) she thought and hoped to become the next kawaii idol in japan.
    Pictures under spoiler
  2. Taylor (テイラー) did a  "Valentine Special" for Pocky on February 2015. The original video is gone. I don't know if she did some copyright claims because in this video you can see her cheecks fillers very well and her face does nothing look like in her edit pictures.Her fans asked her why she looks different here but of course she has denied any plastic sugery and wrote as an excuse that she has gained weight and need to go on a diet.
    i guess that this video shows taylor's real face.

  3. here is the video and some pics from taylor (テイラー R) in the Sony Digital Entertainment video from December 2014. again her bloated face .

  4. Post on Taylor R for Zipper in Taylor R

    By _piggy_, posted
    Here is the thread about Taylor ( テイラーR) working for the japanese magazine Zipper
    her debut video :

  5. Post on Taylor R for RIBI in Taylor R

    By _piggy_, posted
    Taylor was the main Model for the Beauty School RIBI and did a commercial for it.

  6. From what I know of, Kiki didn't make any new videos for about 6 months. And when she did post a new video it was her and her (Japanese) boyfriend named Taku. She posted 2 videos of them pretty sure, but I checked on her youtube channel and the videos seem to be gone!
  7. So... Seeing that it's a much debated topic on PULL, I thought it deserved it's own thread. It's pretty hard to find any info on this matter in the General Kanadajin3 thread without sifting through pages of unrelated posts. Here goes nothing.
    As many of you know, Mira has recently claimed that she has a PR (Permanent Residency) in Japan.

    Which is impossible for a number of reasons, which I will list in the following.
    You can not obtain a PR unless you are:
    a) Married to a Japanese national for 3+ consecutive years (She got divorced in a couple of months)
    b) Have been living and working in Japan for 10+ consecutive years (She has filled up 2.5-3 years at best)
    c) Have been a Long Term Resident for 5+ consecutive years (She does not qualify)
    I'd like to clarify that only people who are Japanese by descent who hold another country's passport (ex: Japanese-American), refugees, divorced foreign spouses who have a child with a Japanese national etc. can obtain permanent residency. Mira does not qualify for this.
    Even if she did, she clearly stated that she moved to Japan in November 2011. Which makes her stay period a little shorter than 4 years. 
    EDIT:  PenTen has informed me that time spent on the student & work holiday visas are not included in the necessary period of stay to obtain a Long Term Residency. Which probably brings her's down to an estimated guess of 2.5-3 years at best. (Assuming that she obtained an actual work visa after her student visa expired.)

    In the video, she states that she first travelled to Japan on a 6 month Working Holiday Visa in November 2011.
    Later on, she obtained a spouse visa which was revoked due to the her early divorce.

    After that, she obtained a student visa. 

    EDIT: Rabbit has informed me that working part time with a student visa is possible. But hostess clubs are illegal. The fact remains that Mira was a hostess. You deduce the rest.
    From that point on, I have absolutely no idea what became of her visa status. She has either obtained a legit working visa or has just renewed her student visa. But one thing I'm certain is that it's definitely not PR like she claims it to be.
  8. Hey everyone! I was really lucky to be able to participate in an awesome program over the summer in Japan for almost nothing, and it got me really pumped about what other opportunities might be out there for people
    I feel like there's a lot of great programs that people don't know about, and I would really like to hear about what people have done/what I might be able to do someday. And I wish that more people knew about the program that I did.
    Guy Healy
    The program actually goes under the name USA Summer Camp (however you can still participate if you’re not American as long as you can get a visa waiver from your country) but I sttill I like calling it Guy Healy haha. The main draw is that doing this program only costs $150 USD, including airfare, food, housing, transportation, etc. and I was able to do this for 7 weeks in the summer. So honestly even for someone not super passionate about traveling to Japan, you won't have to pay for rent, groceries, etc. for a couple of months.
    The basic set up is that you spend the summer doing camps of 3-days each with Japanese school kids (I was only with middle and high school students, but others did elementary camps as well) that focus on having them use practical English, in everyday situations. So this isn’t really teaching English, it’s engaging with them and allowing them to practice. There are structured activities, such as making a play with them and helping them to prepare a speech about themselves, but otherwise you spend time eating, playing games, and just talking with them.
    You also get plenty of days off. There are teams in Tokyo and Fukuoka. For me I was in the Tokyo team, but all of our camps took place in the Kanto and Chubu area, However for every off day they would bus us back to stay in a hostel right in Tokyo. I’m not as familiar with the Fukuoka teams. Also for off days they give you some money to cover food. Of course if you want to travel on your days off or shop you have to fund that yourself. There’s also “prep days,” where you’re at the facility where you’ll be doing camp (each camp was at a new facility so you get to see a lot of places) and you get ready for the kids, but most of the day you can just explore the area.
    You also have the option of staying with a Japanese host family for a few days as well.
    The accommodations range from luxury hotels, camp sites, Ryokans, nature facilities etc. So you get to experience both high end and more homey places.
    I have to say too that I really liked my fellow camp counselors, I really liked all of them and I ended up making some lifelong friends (there’s always people who start dating from this program or hook up too, they used to have a rule against this but I guess not anymore!).
    The amount of time that you spend in Japan depends on your team, as well as your needs. If you get into the program they’ll ask if there is a date that you need to get back by. The past few years it’s started on July 1st, and gone from 5 ½ to 8 weeks. Part of it is luck of the draw too.
    One thing to note though is that during camp days you are not allowed to speak Japanese or tell the kids that you know any Japanese. If they ask you, even if you do you have to lie and say “I know no Japanese,” and if you understand what they’re saying in Japanese you need to pretend that you don’t so that they’ll use English. With your host family or on prep/off days though you can practice your Japanese as you please! Plus my listening got pretty good from eavesdropping on the kids.
    Qualifications aren’t too strict, you need to be at least 18 and in a country that has a visa waiver program with Japan. Certain things help though like experience working with children, wanting to go into education/English related jobs, etc. This is a competitive program.
    There’s instruction here on the application process: http://www.guyhealyjapan.com/#!applications/c15xr In short there’s a list of questions to fill out via e-mail, it’s fairly short. You’d also need two references to be e-mailed to them as well. For Summer 2016 it’s due on January 20th, so you would still have time to do all of this. Otherwise there’s always next year!
    If you have any questions feel free to message me! I’d be happy to tell more about my experience or give advice about applying. ^^
    Just to be clear I am not sponsored by anyone, nor am i required to do this. I just want to get the word out about them and encourage people to apply for it.
    So yeah! What programs you you all know of?
  9. Hello everyone I am new here and this forums is just amazing c: , so i have always wondered if Dakota Rose lives alone in japan? i mean all i know is that she sent her photos to Bravo Models agency and they signed a contract with her (that's all i know from a website ) .wouldn't it be hard for her to move out and live alone in some place that is totally strange ? and don't forget about the language barrier and the cultural differences it's hard to fed in especially when you are all alone, i really wonder how she's dealing with all that especially when she did her apartment video (cute apartment btw) and she said that a lot of buildings do not accept "celebrities" or people in the entertainment industry over there~

  10. So there is a new trend in Japan called 'Pajama fashion'. Basically Pajama fashion is wearing really cute pajamas and minimal ulzzang makeup....and stickers for some reason?? 
    I think it's quirky and cute, I probably wouldn't wear it though.
    What do you guys think of this new Japanese trend?   

  11. I've never made a topic like this so I hope this is ok! Well I wanted to make a topic to discuss dakota's apartment and housings situation in Japan since her huge (and amazing) apartment in japan would cost a lot more than I think she would make at whatever her current job is.
  12. Sorry if this is selfish to ask for help but hopefully this can come in handy to anyone who also would like to know this information.
    This summer I'll be going to Kyoto for a month with my boyfriend. I want to get the most out of my holiday and experience unique things. I'm wondering if anyone could give me some advice (I've never been abroad before) I'm from England and I'm a little nervous for the journey but more nervous that I'll not get to use my time effectively. If you have been to Japan before/ lived or live there what can you recommend to me? Even if you haven't visited is there anything you know about that could help me?
    I'm looking for things to do not just in Kyoto but in other areas too. I'd love to see places with beautiful scenery, architecture as well as maybe areas with great oppurtunities for fashion/buying clothes. (Any known shops/brands that are especially cute?) I'd like to visit areas that embrace past Japanese culture as well as other more modern areas. What sort of meals are a must try? What sort of clothes should I wear for the weather around July? Anything I should refrain from doing to not offend anyone? I know it's a huge amount to ask but any feedback would be a great help to me.
    Thought I'd add some more questions that I forgot about. I'd really like to use the bike rentals quite abit but I don't know much about how to use a bike in Japan. Are bikes only used on roads, are they allowed to be used on pavement?
    I'm very into cute/girly things and would know if there's any experiences that would cater to that for me.
    I'm super appreciative if anyone can help me!
    Also, I apologize if I messed up this it's my first topic.
  13. Post on Hi hi in Introduce Yourself

    By Hoki, posted
    Hi hi! I am 14 year old girl from texas hehe, my favorite girl is Venus I just love how doll like she is, even if she can be a bit scary at times! I'm studying japonese on my own at the moment cause my parents won't let me! They're pretty racist, they sometimes say that 2 nuclear doo hickeys were too little D:. When I grow up I wanna go to Japon and become a mangaka! I'm quite good at drawing. I hope we can all talk about how Venus is best girl, and get new friends! I hate my real life friends anyways lol.
  14. This YouTuber is a foreign girl living in Japan with radical far-right wing views. She admitted that most of her videos are in Japanese so it cannot be easily flagged for hate speech by English speaking viewers. 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsN_RA8jolMj31cl33GxTHw
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/nazichan1488
    Blog: http://nazichannel.com/
    Here's a video in English where she talks about herself:
  15. Post on Yukata in Beauty & Fashion

    By nanaxx, posted

    Hello there! I'm currently looking for yukatas to buy online because I'll be attending a Japanese summer festival or a matsuri. I wanna look nice for the occasion hehe 
    I really liked this style, however can't decide on the color. I have light complexion and dark hair. Can anyone here help me decide? 
    1 (top) or 2 (bottom)???
    Also, if you have photos in yukata, you can share them here.
  16. Hi y'all. This is a thread to discuss Japan's obsession with kawaii culture, as well as how it is hitting the west so far, and how weeaboos and asian fetishisers don't realise they are basing their whole image around trying to be cute. I'm not one to sound so distanced from it, though, I was never a "weaboo" per se but people used to say I look kinda Japanese so I got obsessed with Japanese girls and I would do the cutesy poses in pictures. I never pretended to be Japanese and I didn't "act" asian, but I was still pretty weebish. I don't know, part of me still thinks Asian girls are unbelievable cute, and they can't help it. They're built more petite, they have younger and rounder looking faces, a lot of them have like this shy or puppy look to them. It's pretty rare in white girls but not unheard of. I can understand why they like being cute over being sexy, they still are sexy in a sort of hidden kind of way, but the cuteness thing appeals to everyone, sexual or romantic or not. I know when I see a cute girl in real life or when my significant other does something cute or talks really quietly, my heart wants to squeee. It's a biological reaction to want to protect cute things.

    But sometimes I feel like it can be taken too far. These people don't have a proper grasp of what makes the polished baby-faced Asians they look up to so dang cute, they over do it or don't work with their features or follow trends from 2008 and think the only thing it takes to be kawaii is janky heavy black eyeliner and cheap blush and hime bangs. Oh, and duckface and peace signs and random plushie and anime objects!! Don't get me wrong, I think so many parts of Asian/Japanese culture or at least what tv portrays of it, can be kind of overdone or cringey, but that's what makes it funny! It's natural for them to think wacky plot devices and nonsensical slapstick and random references and crazy jokes are what people want to see, it's what sells for them there. But then you see some random 15 year old chubby girl who doesn't quite get why Japan and anime has those crazy and random things in them, will just yell out NYAAAAH SENPAI in the middle of the food court and it's just....no. I mean when it gets to grown women trying to act like children or using the fake high pitched voice or throwing random basic japanese language into their everyday speech. Or the worst, the frosty white aegyo sal and overdrawn eyeliner and stupid heavy shiney black fake lashes, and making their already small ass white people wound lips even smaller. Yes, they admire small mouths in asia, but with pouty lips, not nonexistent lips. I think some white and westerner girls can pull it off, when they aren't outright saying or acting like they are asian, or being a whiney obnoxious weeb or trying to show off how "anime" they are in real life context, or doing the stupid cutesy poses or thinking they're the gatekeeper of acting kawaii or like they are the most cute person ever. Or bragging about how smol and asian they are or how random asians tell them they look Asian lol. 

    And, just so it doesn't seem like I'm being racist, here are some pics of some cringey Asians displaying some of the same characteristics or with bad makeup

    And I know it's whatever, they're just "having fun" and I'm just salty because weaboo fashion is so in trend now when I feel like, along with punk or being a nerd, should be left to outcasts and people who are legitimately just into those interests and have an interest in Japan and aren't just doing it to appear cutesy. But Ahegao has become a trend and it makes me really mad, and it looks stupid anytime any girl does it. It doesn't look hot or cute but dumb neckbeards and dudebro's who think Anime girls are hot will be like 'oH YEAH BABY MUH REAL LIFE ANIME WAIFU' and...yeah it just looks ugly lol.

  17. My boyfriend is a salaryman. We've been together for four months and so far, things are going amazingly well I think. He makes time for me a lot, even though he works 80+ hours a week and I never ask him to do so. WereW starting to get to the stage where he feels more comfortable complaining about things in front of me. He likes his job, but wishes he had a bit more work/life balance and blames his lazy ass boss for his chaotic schedule.
    How are things going with you and your salaryman boyfriend/husband?
  18. I'm a half SEA girl (half hispanic half filipino) from the us and I know people will probably call me a kboo or weeabo but i dont really consider myself that. I just really have an appreciation for asia and id like to live there one day. therefore im thinking about korea or japan after i graduate college but im kind of stuck. would yall reccomend to start in korea or japan soon? i also wanna go to spain and france because my dream is to travel but i'd like to start in asia soon. That said I know SEA people are really discriminated in Korea and i look quite filipinoo. what do yall think? korea or japan first?
  19. Title really says it all! I'm mainly looking to buy some makeup (for reference, I like Korean/Japanese style makeup, the style that 3CE models and Pony usually wear) but I'd also like to buy skincare! And honestly, any fun snacks, ramen, makeup tools, basically just anything that are must-buy when you go to Japan.  
  20.  I stumbled across this site by accident. I saw the Doom X Animal Crossing music video by Natalia Natchan, and I googled her name. That's how I ended up here. I apologize in advance if any of my questions seem rude or obtuse. 
    I'm really curious about the "loli" archtype that a lot of these women fall into.
    AIt seems to me that these women  make a living promoting a child-bride and Lolita fantasy, which they can leverage for profit or increased exposure in other careers that they have.
    I love fashion culture, but I'm perusing a career in finance so most of my experience is limited to men's business wear. I think this culture's unique and whimsical aesthetic fascinates me because it is the complete opposite of what I see people around me wearing on a day to day basis.
    I'm also curious about Japan's role in influencing popular culture. The first things that come to mind when I think of Japan are a zombie economy, ten percent consumption tax, the Tokyo Stock Exchange crash, and the highest ratio of public debt(Combined federal and municipal deficit) to GDP of any country. I've been taught to view Japan as a case study in economic over extension and addiction to foreign imports. Do these facts enter into your perception of the nation as whole?
    I have a lot of questions. Feel free to answer any of them
    Is this a sexual thing? A lot of these young women convey a very overtly sexual presence. If this is a sexual thing, is anybody concerned by the fact that the direct inspiration behind this culture seems to be pre-pubescent girls?
    If the culture doesn't have sexual overtones, what exactly is the appeal? I can understand wanting to appear youthful, but this is pretty extreme.  Women typically want to turn back the clock to their early 20's. It seems to me that these influencers are already in their 20's and are reverting to a state of infantilism. Also, why the heavy Japanese influence specifically? Youthful innocence is a concept in every country. Why not an Anne of Green Gables or  Pippy Longstocking rolepay?  
    Are these women managed by talent agencies in the same way that fashion models and athletes are?
    Has the culture grown in popularity recently? At some point do you think Japanese-Lolita fashion and music sensibilities will bleed into mainstream American cultural trends?
    What separates content creators that you support from those that you view as disingenuous? 
    Do you personally find these women attractive?
    Do you dress or apply makeup in a childlike manner in real life? If so, what is the reaction?