In one of her latest vlogs, Kim Dao addresses dozens of her viewers’ questions with one very special guest. This vlog is called “Modelling in JAPAN? How I learnt Japanese? | Ask Kim Q&A | KimDao in JAPAN.


At the start of the vlog, Kim Dao introduces us to her good friend Vienna. In case you didn’t know, Vienna is a superstar from Thailand who works as a model in Japan. Kim then encourages us to follow her on Instagram and send in questions at any time.


The first question Vienna and Kim Dao get asked is, “What’s the hardest thing about being a model in Japan?” Both Vienna and Kim Dao say “culture shock” is the main difficulty. It’s hard to adjust to Japanese culture without knowing much about the nation’s history, language, and customs.


Next, one viewer asks how old Kim Dao is and how she affords living in Japan. Kim Dao says she’s 25 and that she worked hard at three part-time jobs in Australia to be able to live in Tokyo.  Learn more:


Another questioner asks what the main thing foreigners need to get a job in Japan. Unless you’re going to teach English, Kim Dao and Vienna say you must learn how to speak fluent Japanese.


One viewer is curious about the cost of living in Japan versus other countries. Kim Dao says that Japan is far cheaper than Australia, but Vienna says Japan is far more expensive than living in Thailand. Learn more: